The rumor mill was dead-on when it buzzed about today’s big announcement from Interapt. Google announced today that the Louisville-based mobile software company has been chosen as one of 10 “Glass at Work” partners.
Two of the small staff at Interapt were selected to be Google Glass Explorers when the technology first launched, and the company has been developing with Glass ever since. Their most celebrated partnership is with KFC. Interapt developed software that helps the restaurant chain train employees. According to an Interapt press release, they’re about to extend that partnership to another Yum! brand, Taco Bell, and “the program could save almost 2 percent in labor costs due to improved processes from Interapt’s solutions, estimated to result in tens of millions of dollars in operations cost savings in more than 6,000 facilities.”
The Google Developer website says: “Glass Certified Partners are authorized by Glass at Work for delivering enterprise solutions for Glass. They are also eligible for co-branding and listing on the Glass at Work website.”
“This is a very big deal for us, and we’re very proud of this accomplishment. To be one of just 10 Glass at Work certified companies vetted by a tech giant like Google is a testament to our team’s technology expertise and hard work,” said Ankur Gopal, CEO of Interapt, in a news release.
Last month, GLI named Interapt a 2014 Hot Dozen company. Insider profiled Gopal and Interapt in June.
“Interapt represents exactly how we want to expand our city’s economy — local people starting and growing their companies. Our entire city eagerly awaits to see the many innovations that will occur in this partnership between Google Glass and Interapt,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.
Interapt moved into the Nucleus Building earlier this year.