Google Assistant's Routines Will Soon Automate Multiple Commands

Gwen Vasquez
March 1, 2018

Google also introduced askForPlace, a conversation helper that lets software developers create Actions for Assistant that can look up information about geographic locations using the Google Places API. You can get monthly Google Cloud credit (max of $200) or a free Google Assistant t-shirt just by publishing your for Action for Google Assistant.

To entice developers to localize their applications with multilingual Action support, they are offering a Google Assistant shirt and $200 worth of credit for Google Cloud hosting for publishing an app's first Action.

Google intends to add more than 20 languages to its voice-command based digital assistant app by the end of this year. Google also announced the launch of routines and new integrations for Assistant, starting with Android hardware manufacturers to integrate Assistant with their devices, in order to launch specific features.

Google Assistant already speaks English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil), but its linguist capabilities will be greatly expanded over the next 10 months as Google plans to add support for more than 30 languages.

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That's not the only news for Google Assistant today, though. "As you integrate these links in your Action, you'll make it easier for your users to find what they're looking for and to move seamlessly to your Android app to complete their user journey", explains Google.

Google showcased this feature by asking the Assistant regarding a parking reservation with Spot Hero. Google says the new Action deep-linking will roll out over the next few weeks.

Google also announced its ambitions of spreading the Google Assistant all around the world. This allows location-based queries, using the location and points of interest (POI) of Google Maps. This means developers won't have to design their own methods to tie a user and anything the user might need or want with a location. It's hard to tell exactly who's in the lead, but it's very close between Amazon and Google, and Google is smart to leverage its advantage with Android to expand Assistant's reach. If u believe that Alexa is an evolution, then Google's Assistant is a whole new revolution.

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