Google Glass may seem to be fading into obscurity, but—especially with recent rumors that it may soon be getting a reboot—I don’t think we should discredit the platform and assume it has been a failed experiment just yet. In fact, Google seems to be focusing on the workplace use cases of the device, as do many of its developers, and today we’ve learned that the people behind one of the most popular pieces of Glassware—LynxFit—are joining one of the “Glass at Work” certified partners: APX Labs.
If you’re familiar with the Glass community, you know that Noble Ackerson, Cecilia Abadie, and Mauro Canziani are some of the most notable figures and have been actively involved in the development of Glass since its early days. In fact, Cecilia and Noble are both part of the group of Glass community leaders put together by Google back in March of this year. These three figures, as was announced today on APX (pronounced “Apex”) Labs’ Twitter account, have joined the company to work on a “#GlassAtWork revolution.”
APX Labs, which has the goal of bringing wearable technology to the workplace, raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates in April of this year. The company had 42 employees at the time of that funding, and currently sells a platform called Skylight that helps large businesses create apps for wearable devices.
According to Noble Ackerson, the core technology behind the LynxFit app is being sold, but more information on that is coming at some point in the future. What will the team be bringing to APX? “Bringing [their] domain expertise to APX’s Skylight platform, a leading enterprise software platform for wearable technology,” says Ackerson.
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