We are just starting our second round of “alpha testing” for Desk Publishing Machine, a soon to be released editing platform from John Saddington of 8BIT and Pressgram fame. This is my first post with this latest version. Some of the new features include a new background color, better image inclusion into posts, and a working WYSIWYG. Additionally, there have been many other enhancements and improvements under the covers that all need to be tested.
As I said, this is the second round of testing I have been a part of and I think it is starting out rather well. We will be reporting our findings in our backchannel to John and I would imagine he will be turning those around rather quickly.
If you are wondering why I am using a bunch of random effects, it is because I am testing…different so many So, let’s see how some of the new features work.
When you become a #GlassExplorer you are more than just doing some BETA testing. You are also an ambassador for the technology. As such, you will get the opportunity to interact with people who are curious and often enthusiastic about the product. This happens EVERYWHERE! I have had people ask me about it at Disney, at restaurants, at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, almost everywhere.
While I have had nothing but positive reactions from people up to this point some people are more enthusiastic than others. One example is a fellow employee Jose who was very interested and trying #Glass out. As you can see here Jose is all smiles after having tried out the standard “Okay Glass, take a photo” commands and then moved on to trying out the Google Play Music app as well as the Spellista app. He took the time to get a feel for the controls which are pretty intuitive.
This brings up a point for us #GlassExplorers that I would love to hear some feedback on. What do you demo when you are showing #Glass to someone? As I said above I will usually start with taking a photo, and then move on to calling up music to listen to and maybe a game or a Google search. Then I typically just have them scroll around to get used to the touch pad and the general interface.
If you are new to the #Explorer program and are a bit shy, you better get ready to meet some new people and experience just how much fun it is to share this new technology. Also, you should also get the items you like to use most setup as your demo for people. I know that is what I have done and it seems to work well.