A device API is an application programming interface (API) that allows developers to create Web applications that interact with device hardware. A device API basically allows end users to use their hardware to interact with the Web in ways beyond what is allowed by standard Web browsers.
Google Glass provide an experience known as augmented reality, where images are superimposed over what the user sees in real life. With Google Glass, these images are generally icons that provide directions, alert users to messages from contacts or give weather updates.
Although this technology's potential has been praised as a futuristic way to deliver hands-free computing, critics have pointed out its ability to distract walkers or drivers and questioned its utility for those who already wear corrective eyeglasses.
Google glasses are sometimes called Google goggles, although is is inaccurate because Google Goggles is actually a separate Google project that uses images - rather than text or voice commands - to conduct a search.
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