Developers can now build custom commands for Google Assistant

A washing machine with #Assistant built in could recognize commands for its specialized cycles. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Developers can now build device-specific commands for its digital helper, #Google #Assistant.
Previously, developers could build custom commands to an extent through Actions.
Third-party developers could make their own Actions and commands, but they had to work across all #Google #Assistant devices.
Through the new Custom Device Actions, developers can build #Assistant into a new device and will be able to create commands specific to that device.
I'll be waiting to see if these custom commands help #Google catch up to #Amazon in third-party devices with their respective assistants built-in.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The new “custom device actions” enable developers to build #Google #Assistant into devices, and create custom commands. The race to catch-up on #Amazon #Alexa has begun. #SmartSpeaker #Trend

Source: Cnet