2 Social and Connectivity Apps for Google Glass - dummies

2 Social and Connectivity Apps for Google Glass

Some interesting apps let you use Google Glass to keep apprised of what’s happening, communicate with people who don’t speak your language, and access your Facebook account.


IFTTT (an acronym for If This Then That) lets you create connections between apps by saying “If this, then that.” The this part of the argument is a trigger such as “I’m tagged in a Facebook photo.” The that part of the argument is an action such as “Send me an e-mail message.”

The app calls this completed argument a recipe that you can save and activate so that Glass will remind you when the trigger event occurs.

Several premade recipes are available, based in part on your current location. The figure, for example, shows weather recipes for a specific location.


If you want the IFTTT app to find your current location, you need to set up the MyGlass app on your smartphone so that the app can find you by using the smartphone’s GPS feature.


Facebook is as close to a ubiquitous social networking website as you can get. You don’t need to check your phone for Facebook updates anymore, because now you can get that information directly on your Glass.

The first thing you need to do is download and install the Facebook Glassware from the MyGlass website or get the smartphone app. After you’re in MyGlass, here’s what to do:

  1. Activate the Facebook app by clicking or tapping the Facebook card.

  2. If you’re not logged in to Facebook, type your Facebook username and password in the appropriate fields and then click or tap the Allow Access button.

  3. On the Glass timeline screen, select the Facebook card.

    The Facebook posts appear as cards.

  4. View a post by tapping the appropriate card.

    The post appears onscreen.


It’s easy to share photos and videos you’ve taken on Glass with your Facebook friends. Here’s how:

  1. Take a photo or video on Glass.

  2. Tap the touchpad.

  3. Choose Share from the menu.

  4. Choose a sharing option: Only Me, Friends, or Public (that is, everyone on Facebook).

    You can verify that your photo or video was posted to Facebook in the Facebook Glass app.

You can also use Facebook to share a photo or video stored on Glass by finding the photo or video card on the timeline and then repeating Steps 2 through 4.