Google giveth Google Glass invitations and Google taketh away.
The Web giant has begun notifying winners of its Glass Explorer #ifihadglass contest, which invited people to submit their applications of Google's high-tech specs if they were among the first chosen to have access. Kicked off a month ago, the contest asked applicants for their pitches, ideas that included everything from health care applications to skateboarding to journalism and storytelling.
Google said yesterday it would reveal the winners over Google+ and Twitter over the next few days. Many began receiving notifications today that looked like this:
However, Google followed up with a tweet this evening that explained it had erred in giving its blessing to some of the applications:
Google linked to its explanation of its decision in a Google+ post, that said in part:
It's become clear that a few applications that don't comply with our terms have slipped through the cracks, and we're going to have to disqualify applications like these.
Those who were getting rejection notices were seeing public tweets like this one:
@wutabril Unfortunately your application didn't comply with our terms, and has been disqualified. We're sorry for the confusion.— Project Glass (@projectglass) March 28, 2013
While winning notifications give applicants the chance to be among the first to use the specs, contest winners will still have to pay $1,500 for the glasses.
(Via Silicon Beat)