February 2014 brought us Chaatz, a one-of-a-kind app that allows users to organize and manage multiple phone numbers and identities through a single interface. Now the Chaatz developers have announced an upcoming release for Google (News - Alert) Glass, effectively making it the first standalone messaging service on that platform.
Originally designed for people with multiple phones, Chaatz allows a user to combine all of those numbers onto a single device and manage them as one would chat client aliases. This even includes users that have multiple SIM cards. Once the app is set up, the user is given a unique proxy phone number that can be given out in lieu of a real phone number, which can be kept completely anonymous until chosen otherwise. The Chaatz number can be transferred to non-SIM devices such as tablets and iPods, allowing secure communication through that channel as well.
The version of Chaatz that is being developed for Google Glass will allow the device to be used as a platform as well, without requiring an accompanying phone to sync messages with. Google Glass will thus be able to function as its own profile instead of simply acting as an interface for mirroring messages, which significantly pushes the envelope for what these devices are capable of. However, Chaatz users will only be able to use Google Glass to communicate with others on that service, at least until further updates.
Chaatz for Google Glass will feature extensive voice recognition and gesture command features to maximize the benefits that platform offers. In addition to text messaging, the service will support multimedia sharing and an extensive library of Emoji and Animaticons.
Chaatz is currently available for Android (News - Alert), iOS and feature phones, making it already one of the most compatible messaging services on the market. Developers say the Google Glass version of the app will be available in the MyGlass store by the end of 2014.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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