To the few who currently own Google Glass, they now have a smart phone on their face instead of in their hand or pocket, dictating commands and viewing information without taking their eyes off of whatever is in front of them, including the road if they’re driving.
Developers have been playing with the device for the last few months and Jewish app developer, Rusty Brick, has developed a Jewish app for the Google product allowing users to:
- Get notified on Tefillah times / Shabbat times
- Display the prayer in Hebrew + prayer add-ons (i.e. Hallel, etc.)
- Finding a local Synagogue (plus directions)
- Finding a local Kosher restaurant (plus directions)
- Translate Hebrew to English (possibly the opposite as well?)
While these are the current use cases for the app, all extremely helpful for the kosher traveler, I can only imagine what other additional feature will be added to assist Jewish and kosher observant travelers. Some ideas include:
- Locating a local mikvah
- Identifying and reading up on a restaurant’s hashgacha
- … as well as many others that are less “travel” related, but still useful
If you have Jewish / Kosher travel ideas to add to the #JewGlass app, tweet at me below using the #JewGlass hashtag OR comment below.
Only problem here: Kosher Delight closed before Google Glass was even announced. Rusty Brick should know that :)