The first adult app that provides pornographic content has not been available for Google Glass for very long, but it has already led Google to quietly change their Glass platform Developer Policies, effectively banning the release of apps that contain sexual content for their wearable smart device.
The Content Policies paragraph of the Developer Policies now reads;
"We don't allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of content with child pornography, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution."
So what sparked this big debate? Well it was an app that was tactfully titled "Tits & Glass", which allowed you to view adult images and videos. MiKandi, the company who developed the app said that initial response for the app was good and that they were receiving around 10,000 unique hits a day on their website. They even said the wanted to create a "two-way interaction" between users of the service.
This of course isn't going to happen now, Google has put its foot down and updated the policies, meaning users of the Tits & Glass app will have to get their thrills elsewhere.
"When we received our Glass and started developing our app 2 weeks ago, we went through the policy very carefully to make sure we were developing the app within the terms. We double checked again last week when making the site live on the Internet and available for install for testing during last week’s announcement. We were not notified of any changes and still haven’t been notified by Google," wrote MiKandi CEO Jesse Adams
I think this is completely unfair both on the developer and the end user, surely we are all able to make our own mind up on the content we view?