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April 3, 2013

How We Scored a Pair of Google Glasses

We have some exciting news to share – our very own Brandy Anderson learned Sunday night that she has been selected as a winner in the “If I Had Glass” competition! Other noted winners include Neil Patrick Harris, Levar Burton, Newt Gingrich, Alisa Milano, Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, and Soulja Boy. Brandy will be invited to attend an exclusive event in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or New York to receive one of the first sets of Google Glass available to consumers. Not too shabby, right?

If your first thought was similar to mine, April Fools isn’t today, we couldn’t blame you – but this is for real. The “If I Had Glass” competition was a national marketing campaign rolled out by Google that asked people what they would do if they were chosen for the Glass Explorers program.

For those of you who don’t know what Google Glass is, you better prepare yourself, because this is going to blow your mind. They are glasses that can take pictures and videos, show directions, perform Google searches, translate foreign languages, and more. In short, Google Glass can do just about everything awesome that you could possibly want it to do. For more detail, follow this link to learn about the specific capabilities of this amazing technology.

Take a moment to imagine us jumping up and down around the room when we discovered that we will soon have our very own pair of Google Glasses. Here is the tweet that opened AppIt Ventures’ door into the world of Google Glass:

Brandy Anderson@denverbrandy

#ifihadglass I would use it to take pictures & videos while I ski & snowboard @VailResorts #googleglass #snowboarding

10:36 AM - Feb 20, 2013

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Our winning tweet was also included in this article, which shows word clouds of the winners’ Twitter biographies, their proposed applications, and a list of some of the winning tweets.

We don’t have any details on when the pickup event will take place, but we’ll let you know when we hear more from Google. Meanwhile, check out this article for a bunch of funny winning tweets and entertaining commentary. Some are awesome, others practical, some scary, and more that are simply hilarious.

We’re already thinking about dozens of cool apps we want to build for Google Glass once we get our hands on it. We’re also planning a special event so that you can come down and try them on if you’d like. In the meantime, do you have any great Google Glass app ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

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