Since explorers first got their hands on Google Glass, a number of unique use cases have popped up, including eye exams and emergency personnel communication. One new integration will further open the realm of possibilities for Google Glass: IFTTT.
Short for If This Then That, the San Francisco startup has become a key player in the Internet of Things movement. The latest addition of a Google Glass channel enables owners of the head-mounted display to get notifications on their face the moment an event happens. We took a peek at the Google Glass recipes out there and found 10 popular ones (as well as a few bonuses) to highlight.
Rain tomorrow? IFTTT's most popular Glass recipe will let you know in advance.
Similarly, this recipe will give you tomorrow's forecast at sunset each day.
One of the most useful recipes using Glass, this one lets you know when the shipping status for a package you're expecting has changed.
Wondering when your friend will post last weekend's party pics on Facebook? Get notified instantly on your face.
Wish Google and iOS played better together? This recipe sends Glass iOS reminder notifications.
Glass will give you a 15-minute heads-up before your next meeting.
Saved stories on Pocket can automatically be sent to Glass.
Be in the know. This recipe tells you when there's a new article on Feedly.
Keep up on what online trolls are saying about you with Glass notifications.
Here are a few other recipes that haven't received a lot of traction yet but are worth checking out:
Are you a subscriber to the ISS's Spot the Station email alerts that let you know when the International Space Station—the third brightest object in the sky—is within sight? If the alert's coming straight to your face, you can't help but look for it.
Political junkie? Get updates on Glass whenever a vote goes through the Senate.
Jawbone Up knows all, including when you haven't worked out. This recipe will have Up nagging at you if you haven't hit the gym in x number of days.
Who has time to sleuth through all those Craigslist listings? Set it and forget it with this recipe, which will send updates to Glass.
You've become the person everyone turns to for the latest and greatest GIFs. This recipe will help you identify the winners on BuzzFeed.