Xamarin lets Windows developers write apps for Google Glass

The company takes advantage of Google's recently released development kit

Xamarin has integrated the sneak peek version of Google's GDK (Glass Development Kit) into its cross-platform development tools, allowing C# developers to create apps for Google Glass.

The GDK sneak peek was unveiled by Google at a recent event. It allows developers to write apps to run on Glass. Existing apps for Glass are Web-based and can't be as tightly integrated with Glass as apps created using the GDK.

For Xamarin developers who have access to the GDK, the new APIs and a sample app can be downloaded free from Xamarin's component store, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

The GDK is an Android SDK add-on that contains APIs for Glass-specific features. Google has made this early version of the development kit available to developers in the hopes they'll test it and help the company find bugs.

Google has done a great job of putting together documentation for the sneak peek, according to Xamarin. But the company underlines that it isn't even a developer preview, so developers should be prepared for things to change before Google puts out a final version.

Google is currently planning to release the first version of Glass sometime next year.

Xamarin's tools also let developers create apps for iOS and Mac OS X using C#.

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