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Google just startet a Developer EAP for their Assistant

Android developers are currently getting emails about developing for the Google Assistant.

In their blog post they state that, to be a really useful Assistant, their technology needs to be able to connect to other Apps just like Siri is able to. This "feature" (more like "basic functionality") is available to some selected apps since the assistant has launched but it seems now that everyone interested in building Apps for the assistant has the ability to request access to it by filling out a registration form.

What really is exciting me is their following statement:

[...] users won't need to enable a skill or install an app, they can just ask to talk to your action.

I an example conversation on their home page it seems like the "actions" are somewhat like bots in Telegram (eg. you have to tell the Assistant that you want to start "talking" with a specific App/Action before you can actually send commands to them.)

I really hope that they integrate a more streamlined way of interacting like "Ok Google, use App X to do Action Y" because it saves a lot of time when you don't need to enter a specific context first. And IMHO time saving is what this is all about.

I'm very excited to play around with the Assistant API as soon as I get access to it and maybe I'll post some more stuff on that topic in the future.

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Lerk

Lerk

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