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Engage Mobile Featured on the Front Page of the KC Star – Mobile Strategy, Development and Marketing Company to Test Google Glass

Engage Mobile - KC Star - Mobile Development - Mobile Strategy - Mobile MarketingMy company, Engage Mobile made the news this week – we were selected by Google to participate in their Google Glass program.  We were featured on dozens of websites – including our hometown newspaper – the Kansas City Star.  The story talked about Engage Mobile being selected by Google for the Google Glass project.  Engage Mobile will join a select group of Technology visionaries, mobile pioneers and celebrities to test and provide feedback on Google Glass.

The text of the article is below – you can read original article from the Kansas City Star website here.  You can view the story on the engage website here.

KC Company will Test Google Glass – April 5, 2013

By STEVE ROSEN – The Kansas City Star

Kansas City-based Engage Mobile has joined a star-studded group selected to test Google Glass, the sci-fi-like wearable computer device being developed by Google.

The 3-year-old mobile strategy, development and marketing company will be testing Google Glass with the goal of preparing the

product for a 2014 launch, said Darrin Clawson, the founder and chief executive of Engage Mobile.

The eclectic list of testers includes former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, actor Neal Patrick Harris (of Doogie Howser fame), actress Alyssa Milano, singer Brandy Norwood and rapper Matisyahu.

With an expected price of $1,500, Google Glass is essentially a smart pair of glasses. Based on the prototype, a key element of the device is its tiny prism display that sits not in your eyeline but a little above it. Users can see what’s on the display by glancing up.

The glasses also have an embedded camera, microphone and GPS. It also reportedly will vibrate listeners’ bones to give them sound, instead of using traditional headphones. Voice control is used to operate the device. Now software developers are trying to

come up with as many uses for the device as can be invented.

Clawson said his company was chosen for the beta test because of his experience in developing software for the medical industry. Before founding Engage, Clawson worked at Cerner, the North Kansas City medical technology company.

Clawson said he proposed using the device to help patients and doctors monitor personal medical devices, such as insulin pumps, pedometers, heart rate monitors and supplemental oxygen.

“Google Glass represents the next phase of wearable computing,” Clawson said Friday in a news release.

He said his company planned to develop software to support Google Glass and other wearable computing devices currently being developed.

Kansas City based Engage Mobile featured in KC Star for Mobile Marketing, Mobile Development and Mobile Marketing.

Engage Mobile featured in the Kansas City Star on 4-6-13.