The heart of tech

This article was published on June 16, 2014


Livelens releases a Google Glass app for live-streaming video

Livelens releases a Google Glass app for live-streaming video
Josh Ong
Story by

Josh Ong

Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Livelens has launched a Google Glass app for its live-streaming service, allowing users to share video in real-time from the head-mounted display. The new Glassware joins Livelens’ existing iOS and Android apps.

While third-party Google Glass developers are still figuring out how to put the headset to good use, live-streaming is one of the key use cases that benefits from the form factor. Unfortunately, Glass’ battery capacity isn’t quite ready for continuous streaming, but apps like Livelens and Livestream could come in handy for broadcasting shorter events.

livelens-2

The Livelens service includes social features, such as liking and commenting on videos, as well as support for sharing to Facebook pages and monetizing your content.

Interestingly, Google temporarily pulled the built-in video call functionality from Glass back in April because the current experience wasn’t up to its high standards.

Livelens for Google Glass