2014 is shaping up to be the Year of Wearable Computing, and the tech community is currently focused on trying to figure out what form it will take: smart watches, augmented reality headsets, jewelry, toothbrushes, and dog bibs - what experiment with hardware form factors could be truly shocking from this point forward?
But here’s what the industry is currently spending too little energy discussing: the software layer. Apps for wearables.
Though the hardware profiles and form factors of this technology will always be important, we can also see that the hardware itself will soon become increasingly invisible, until pure computing capability is literally sewn into the fabric of life.
The wearables SDKs have just barely begun to emerge. Let’s spend some time talking about what the wearables applications of the future will look like.