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Using Google Glass to its fullest extent before now meant pairing with an Android phone for the MyGlass app. Google now has a version for iOS, bringing much deeper integration between the wearable computer and a phone.

Using Google Glass with an iPhone got a lot easier — and better — on Tuesday: iClarified notes that Google released an iOS version of its MyGlass app. Until now, MyGlass was only available as an Android app. The software will let iOS owners get much more out of their Google Glass wearable.

Google Glass for iOS

Without MyGlass, using Glass with an iPhone was very limited; the device was more like a Bluetooth-enabled headset and didn’t offer deep integration between the wearable and the phone. MyGlass changes that, bringing support for Glassware app installations, screen mirroring, device configuration and easier ways to share photos taken from Google Glass.

While the app is freely available in the iTunes App Store, it’s essentially worthless without the $1,500 Google Glass hardware. If you do have Glass, and an iPhone, the new MyGlass app will raise the Google Glass experience factor by a large magnitude so that Android handset owners don’t have all the fun.

Update at 10:55am PT: And just like that the app is pulled, less than an hour after first spotted. I’m reaching out to Google and Apple for comment to see why. It’s possible that Glass itself will require a software update and worth noting that Google hasn’t released its December update for Glass yet.

  1. Finally…

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  2. Gabby Hill-Braun Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    naturally I just missed it by a millisecond. did anyone get it or was this just a hoax?

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    1. I missed it too because I was busy writing the post! ;) No hoax though: check the Google+ Glass Explorers community where a number of folks did get the app installed.

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