Tag Archives: Google Assistant

Actions on Google opens to the public, developers now free to create custom voice actions for Google assistant

by Cody Toombs, Android Police

The Google assistant makes for a pretty awesome companion on the Pixel phones and Google Home, but it’s still young and feels constrained by the very limited number of things it can do outside of Google’s sandbox of supported services. During the October 4th announcement, Google declared plans to open up the platform in early December for developers to build their own services. Staying true to that schedule, the Actions on Google platform opened the door today, allowing developers to integrate their services. Google is also launching an early access program to begin testing new features and upcoming expansions. Continue reading Actions on Google opens to the public, developers now free to create custom voice actions for Google assistant

With Google Assistant & Google Home, Google seeks to win the hands-free generation of search

by Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land

Having won on desktop and mobile, Google now wants to succeed in an entire new area: hands-free search, especially within homes.

Google bucked the odds to win the first generation of internet search, on the desktop. It proved nimble to thrive in the transition to mobile search. Now it faces a third big generational change: hands-free search in the age of internet-connected devices. Enter Google Assistant and Google Home as how Google hopes to win.

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