Actions on Google was a development platform for the Google Assistant. It allowed the third-party development of "actions"—applets for the Google Assistant that provide extended functionality.[1][2]

Actions on Google

Google renamed the service "Conversational Actions". Google discontinued the service. The last day of operation was June 12, 2023. [3]

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The actions platform supported "direct" actions, as well as "conversational" actions for more complex applications.[1] More advanced developers are able to develop directly against the API, and a SDK for Node.js is also available.[4]

As of April 2017 there were more than 175 Actions for Google Assistant,[5] including ones from Uber, The Motley Fool, NPR One, NBC News, and Domino's Pizza. The availability was further extended beyond the Google Home space into Android and iOS.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Miller, Paul (2016-10-04). "Google Assistant will open up to developers in December with 'Actions on Google'".
  2. ^ Muter, Tomasz (2018-06-24). "7 Ideas for Growing Your Business with Google Assistant". Droids on Roids. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  3. ^ "Conversational Actions sunset overview".
  4. ^ Johnson, Khari (2016-12-08). "Actions on Google platform launches for Google Home". Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  5. ^ Johnson, Khari (24 April 2017). "Google Assistant can now turn you into a wannabe bird whisperer".
  6. ^ Perez, Sarah (2018-05-17). "Google Actions expand to Android and iPhone". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2018-12-04.

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