I’m happy to announce the launch of our open source Google Glass Lifestream & Backup Tool for Mac OS X. In order for it to work, you must first turn on debug on your Glass: Settings > Device info > Turn on debug (see notes below as to why we do this).
After backing up your Glass to the chosen directory, it can optionally generate a lifestream from the images taken with your Glass. Here’s my latest lifestream:
You can download the backup tool here:
Simply download and run the LambdaBackup.app file.
The source is available on Github: https://github.com/lambdal/LambdaBackup. The dirty secret is that the entire app is just a shell script wrapped into a
.app file! It’s the future of Cocoa development.
Platypus– for wrapping the shell script up as an app.
CocoaDialog– bash bindings for Cocoa.
adb– for moving files back and forth between the Glass without having to implement a PTP client, this is why we need the Glass to be in debug mode.
ImageMagick– for creating the optional GIF lifestream at the end.
GNU parallel– for downsizing the images in parallel using ImageMagick.