Earlier this month, John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, stated Twitter is “working on an experience” for Google Glass. Originally discovered by developer Jonathan Gottfried, an image was recently posted to Twitter from user @MogroothMuddler, using the hashtag #throughglass. According to the screenshot Jonathan took, the image was shared using a “Twitter for Glass” function or app.
Shortly after word got out, the account responsible for the photo was deleted. Twitter has yet to announce an official Google Glass app, and when asked about the tweet, had no comment. It is also a little suspicious that the account which posted the photo using “Twitter for Glass”, had no profile information.
Although, if you are an employee testing a product that has yet to be officially announced, drawing attention is at the bottom of the list, unless of course this is all part of Twitter’s plan.
It is not uncommon for companies to intentionally “leak” information, but is also not uncommon for employees to accidentally slip up. Confirmed to be running on Android, apps have already been developed for Google Glass.
While we can’t yet confirm an official Twitter app, several apps for Glass (including Path, Evernote, and The New York Times) were shown off at SXSW in March.