Hands-Free Retail Therapy: Shop X Glassware Launches for Google Glass

June 23, 2014

1:30 pm

Shop X Glassware Added to MyGlass

Google Glass’ exclusive club of finely curated Glassware just debuted a new member: Shop X. Designed to augment your day to day shopping routine, Shop X simplifies a user’s retail experience by enabling hands-free access to shopping lists on-the-go and intelligently sorting items by category.

As most Glass developers know, Google’s attention to detail and iterative feedback rounds can take months to sort through. But Shop X’s launch is a story of rapid development. Ryan Kopinsky, Shop X co-founder and dedicated Glass Explorer, turned a late night brainstorming session at Tallahassee-based incubator Domi Ventures into a working prototype with over 300 alpha-release sign-ups in just two weeks.

“When I saw the accelerated growth and read the positive feedback of Shop X’s early adopters, I knew I wanted to move forward with Shop X and get our Glassware on the faces of users worldwide,” Kopinsky says. “Getting our Glassware listed on MyGlass is a huge accomplishment for Shop X and the Tallahassee startup community.”

Shop X Google Glass Display at the Grocery Store

With its heads-up display, Shop X wants to put an end to lost grocery lists and forgotten items.

Shop X’s development cycle really took off when John Perkins, a local software developer with years of product development under his belt, joined as co-founder in early February. Together, Perkins and Kopinsky managed to prepare their Glassware for launch in just four months.

By leveraging the unique voice recognition capabilities of Glass, Shop X users can add items to their shopping list via voice command anytime, anywhere. “Shop X simplifies the in-store experience by neatly sorting items and unobtrusively displaying them to the user while shopping,” Perkins said. “At checkout, items can be checked off in bulk using a one-click process.”

Kopinsky and Perkins want to maintain their quick pace and keep driving Shop X forward. They’re already looking forward to new feedback from the Glass community and exploring deployment across other wearable tech platforms like Android Wear.

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Lucas is a connoisseur of urbanism, civic tech, & startup economies. Writing at the crossover of tech and community development from Tallahassee, he works to build the modern south one startup story at a time.

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