Google made a big move by adding Google Assistant to its chatting app, Allo and even first ever smartphone with Google Assistant, Pixel. Now, Google is planning to open up the Assistant in three different ways.
One of the ways of ‘opening up’, is Google making its Assistant available for the third-party hardware. With the help of Direct Actions, recognizable and simple commands can be provided for the Assistant so that it can easily be connected with other devices. Finally, with the help of Conversation Actions, sophisticated features can be added by the developers such as accessing user’s bank account.
Amazon’s Alexa was a success and making Google Assistant accessible to various hardware can be a good move since a wider range of customers will be able to access the Assistant and will not be limited only to a certain hardware.
Google is inside homes too, with the help of Chromecast line of devices. With the availability of SDK for an assistant, people will be able to add many functionalities that they desire to the wider variety of platforms.
To top this, Google’s competition is not limited to other Intelligent Assistants like Siri or Cortana. Because, Google is planning not to limit its Assistant just for the smartphones, rather it is targeting for the entire house, aiming towards smart homes. With the release of the SDK, Google will be able to reach wider audiences and build awareness for its Assistant.