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Google Glass & our commitment to innovation

In this exclusive guest blog, our VP Product & Innovation, Peter Kinder discusses the development team’s commitment to technological innovation and the recent announcement regarding Google Glass...

Being one of the country’s leading technology organizations certainly has its perks. We have a fantastic, committed development team who turn up to work each day with exciting new ideas and are genuinely dedicated to creating the most innovative products available in the Procurement market today.

Our commitment to innovation saw us launch the world’s first Procurement solution for the futuristic Google Glass in 2014, you might have even tried out Medius for Google Glass if you visited us at the eWorld conference or the inaugural Procurement Summit event.

Although Glass was still in its BETA test phase and had a long way to come in terms of the consumer market, through the process of developing the app, we could see the potential in Glass to transform procurement processes, albeit not in the immediate future.

News broke last week with sensational headlines screaming ‘Google Glass development comes to an end’ but looking more deeply into the story that actually isn’t the case at all.

In a nutshell, Google has ended its Explorer program which was its ‘semi-public beta test’ and as a result it won’t be selling the ‘Explorer edition’ of Glass any more. Taking extensive feedback from the Explorer program it is now developing a second generation of Glass, moving development out of its Google X R&D division and into a dedicated, more commercially focused team.

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