Interest in Google Glass is beginning to wane as developers writing apps for the augmented reality eyewear reportedly are giving up on it.
According to Reuters, which spoke to 16 Glass app makers, developers have abandoned projects and have stopped creating apps for the face-worn wearable.
While nine of the app makers claimed limitations of the device and a lack of people using it was holding them back, three said they had stopped making consumer apps, and had instead shifted to creating Glass software for business users.
"If there was 200 million Google Glasses sold, it would be a different perspective. There's no market at this point," said one developer named Tom Frencel, the chief executive of Little Guy Games. He told Reuters that he'd defected from Google Glass to create apps for more popular wearable technology, including Oculus Rift.
Another developer - founder of Toronto-based software firm Normative Design, Matthew Milan - added: "It's not a big enough platform to play on seriously."
The report also noted that big name firms have also moved away from the device, such as Twitter. However, it added that "plenty of larger developers remain with Glass".
If the above wasn't evidence enough of Google Glass's clouded future, devices are currently selling on eBay for around half the retail price.
Google Glass has faced several hurdles since its initial launch, which may have led to the lack of interest. For example, the augmented reality specs were banned from UK cinemas over 'piracy' concerns, despite Glass only beign able to record a mere 40 minutes of low-quality video before running out of juice.
Earlier this year, the UK's privacy watchdog warned that business use of Google Glass will fall under the Data Protection Act following the launch of the smart eyewear in the UK in June.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) looked at challenges of wearable technology, and warned that some may view Glass as surveillance, or snooping.
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