20150722 I Have A Question That I Hope The +Goog

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2015-07-22 00:12:46-0400 – Updated: 2015-07-22 00:12:46-0400I have a question that I hope the +Google Glass team can answer about the Shutdown of Google+ Photos (in favor of the new Google Photos). Will this change have any foreseeable impact to Google Glass’s automatic backup or sharing functions?

For those who do not know, Google Plus Photos has graduated to become its own standalone service, this was done at Google I/O. It was announced on Monday that the old Google Plus Photos will be “effectively shutdown” and all functions moved to Google Photos.

For anyone using Google Plus’s photos right now, the change has already happened on the web services (http://photos.google.com) and on the dedicated iOS and Android Applications. All of your photos have already been migrated to the new platform and you now enjoy the benefit of Free and Unlimited Storage for most photos under 16 megapixels. The service is great!

With this said, there are a lot of backend APIs that I am sure need to change and I have some fears that this may break the way +Google Glass may upload photos. We have not seen an update to Glass in over a year and I am sure that this was not taken into consideration when the last XE Update was released. 

Goodbye Google+ Photos, hello +Google Photos! In May, we launched Google…

Shared to the community Glass Explorers – Public+1’d by: Matt Coddington, Roxann Riskin, John, PaulReshared by: Keith I MyersIan Lake – 2015-07-22 01:23:54-0400But none of the backend has changed (you can still go to Picasa Web and see the same pictures) – it is only the front ends that have changed.Chase Goodwin – 2015-07-22 01:29:21-0400I haven’t noticed any changes really. All my Glass photos go straight to the new photos app and I can still share them straight to whatever I could before.ls Song – 2015-07-22 06:22:50-0400Since Google said the shutdown of web service will come later, so I think Glass auto backup will go until that day. All Google needs to do is to cancel the back-end URL that Glass contacts and Auto backup will be gone…

Change API will have same effect.

Of course it all depends how Glass auto backup is configured. Anyone with a rooted Glass can find it out?Allen Firstenberg – 2015-07-22 06:38:13-0400The ending of Google+ Photos mostly refers to the front-end non-social parts of the system. Most of the back-end seems to have moved to Google Photos, although using the same infrastructure.

I’m making inquiries, however.Matt Coddington – 2015-07-22 06:52:08-0400Following this one closely! Keith I Myers – 2015-07-22 06:53:49-0400Thanks +Allen FirstenbergJoseph Cappellino – 2015-07-22 10:16:46-0400 – Updated: 2015-07-22 10:17:07-0400I’ll have to agree with +Ian Lake.  Google Photos and Google+ Photos both used Picasa Web Albums as back ends, including the private auto backup albums.  I would imagine hope that they are accessing Picasa Web Albums directly as this would have the least impact on whatever front-end they prefer to use/maintain.  I forget which post it was that said that Picasa wasn’t going away, and that will still be used for the back end.  Thankfully, Picasa has most of the management features I need/want, and Google Photos has the sharing features I need/want, so this won’t be much of a change for me.Matt Coddington – 2015-07-24 10:26:36-0400+Keith I Myers +Allen Firstenberg   Not sure if anyone else has experienced this yet, but while my photos from Glass are uploading ok, my videos are not, particularly this week.  I shot 3 10-second videos yesterday, and they are among videos that have not backed up to Photos at all…Allen Firstenberg – 2015-07-24 10:54:40-0400Just spoke with a Guide.

(1) They don’t anticipate a problem with photos uploading, but they’re confirming with developers and will have more info out shortly.

(2) I can confirm the problem with videos auto-uploading. The Guide I’m speaking with hadn’t heard of the issue, but is investigating. Oddly enough – Glass reports that they’re backed up.

hope to hear more shortly.Google Glass – 2015-07-24 17:47:11-0400Hey +Keith I Myers and +Allen Firstenberg, should work fine—if you see anything though, please let us know. +Matt Coddington, if you have a chance, would you mind giving us a call? 1-844-GLASS-84 Google Glass – 2015-07-24 17:48:04-0400Thanks +Allen Firstenberg for updating the crew on this one. Matt Coddington – 2015-07-24 17:50:01-0400+Google Glass will do! I’m heading to a gig right now, so I will call at my earliest opportunityAllen Firstenberg – 2015-07-24 20:38:07-0400+Google Glass – I called this morning on the video issue, since I saw the same thing.

My guide said he would get back to me. Haven’t heard anything yet.

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