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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Around The Box | 5 comments

Receipt Tracking of the Future Using Google Glass

Receipt Tracking of the Future Using Google Glass

By now we’ve all heard the buzz surrounding Google Glass. While the newest product from Google may not be the most stylish technology accessory available, it may be the most innovative. The possibilities of how this eyewear could change our lives are endless.

While the public is excited about the possibility of getting directions, checking the time, and finding answers to their questions without lifting a finger, developers are anxious to get their hands on the Google Mirror API. The API allows third-party apps to develop integrations with Google Glass devices, called Glassware, which could potentially overhaul our current workflows and change the way we think about technology.

Companies like Evernote and Path have already released previews of possible integrations, so we’re giving you a preview of how receipt tracking Glassware could revolutionize the way you manage your receipts.

Receipt tracking software built to work with Google Glass would remove the most manual step of expense tracking — taking a picture of the receipt. The device is already built to take a picture with a simple voice command. But you know what’s even simpler? Having that image to be automatically beamed to your Shoeboxed account!

Google’s commandments for developing Glassware are:

  • Design for Glass
  • Don’t get in the way
  • Keep it timely
  • Avoid the unexpected

Any receipt tracking Glassware could easily follow these mandates, with configurable settings that could allow you to automatically submit any picture to Shoeboxed or to only send to Shoeboxed with an additional voice command. We could also send you timely notifications related to your account, including when we receive or process your documents or send you a new envelope. The possibilities really are endless!

Do you plan to buy Google Glass when they become available? Would you like to see a Shoeboxed integration with Google Glass? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments!

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  • Peter Benson

    As someone who’s worked in software for several years, it’s important to note that “the next big thing” in our minds will likely not be the next big thing for the general population. It’s still pretty rare to see someone walking down the street talking to Siri, so I’m skeptical about the success Google Glass will have with normal, non-tech people. They are certainly a neat device, but I think it would be wise for most developers to wait until after the actual release before dedicating time and resources to Glassware. Remember when we all thought that we’d be riding Segways?

  • Mark

    As a quadriplegic business owner and shoeboxed user this sounds great! The mobile app is wonderful but requires too much dexterity.

  • Emily at Shoeboxed

    Thanks for that feedback, Mark! Google Glass is certainly an interesting product that has the potential to make life easier for its users, and we’re excited to see how people use it. Do you plan to buy a pair of Google Glass when they are available?

  • Emily at Shoeboxed

    That’s a valid point– adoption by the “techies” out there may or may not trickle down into the masses. We’ll see!

  • Rashad At Keebo

    Hi Guys,

    come and try keebo, a receipt/invoice processing and management software.

    full disclosure I work at keebo.