It is well known, ever since Glass appeared, that the device isn’t fully compatible with iOS devices, and that if you want it to perform at its full potential you have to use it with an Android device. Even though meanwhile developers have found ways to unlock more Glass features on iOS than in the beginning, some apps like Apple Maps or MapQuest still cannot be used on Google’s wearable device.
But we’re sure that while the time passes and Google will expand its area of use and customers, things will change. As a matter of fact, change is almost here, thanks to the personal assistant service reqallable, and the new Glass app they’re currently working on.
By using reqallable as your personal assistant, you will get to read a selection of your notifications as the system will only push forward what it considers to be a high priority. And a second filter will allow you to only read the most important part of a message or mail; if needed you can reply instantly using Glass. Further, you could browse through the other mails, messages or other notifications that haven’t been sent initially. The best part is that it doesn’t necessarily need a Gmail account in order to its work; reqallabe allows a big variety of mail clients to be added or changed as needed by the Glass user. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re using Outlook, Yahoo or anything else; reqallable works on most popular client services.
And dealing with text messages or emails isn’t by far everything that reqallable could assist you with. It can also be used to keep keen evidence on future events or meetings noted on your calendar, route directions and much more.
The personal assistant is available only for smartwatches, like the Samsung Gear and Pebble. But even if it is not yet available in the Glassware directory, Google has already added the software on Google Play. However, it’s not that easy to get it if you haven’t subscribed for it by now; the app is listed as “limited beta” meaning that in order to install it after the download you’ll need an access code, and if you don’t have one, you can request to be put on the waiting list.
Sounds pretty interesting, but unfortunately those of us hooked on Glass and iOS cannot use it for now. We hope that as soon as the software will be listed in the official Glassware directory, we’ll be able to test it.