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Google Voice Interaction API Improves Voice Initiated Requests


The “Voice Access” API was supposed to be presented during the I/O 2015 event, but it was removed from the schedule. It seems that the Voice Access was not a standalone application that we all hoped for, but Google did come with some news regarding the voice interactions.

Google introduced Voice Interaction API to the Android M, which allows the applications to get a better handle of the user’s voice requests. If you want to know more about the Voice Interaction API that Android M comes with, here is a video that will show you more about it:

As Jarek Wilkiewicz, the Google Search Developer Advocate, explains into the video we shared above, you should not be confused when using the custom voice actions commands. This feature was launched with some select partner back in April, it’s currently in “early access” mode and allows the users to get connected with an application via the voice request. The Voice interaction API is “talking” to the users to perform several actions that they request.

For example, if a user is asking their automatic home application via Voice Interaction, to turn on the lights, the application will ask the user in which room he/she wants the lights to be turned off. However, when the user is specifying the room also, the application will turn off the lights without asking in which other rooms it should turn off the lights and it will simply perform the command.

Android M comes with a combination of voice actions and voice interactions that allow the users to run third party applications via the “ok Google” assistant. With other words, you will be able to start up your Facebook or Twitter application etc via “ok, Google”. We’re pretty sure that Google’s developers will keep expanding the integration of this feature that will allow the developers of third party to add even more options that will work with the Voice Interaction feature.

What are your thoughts about the new Voice Interaction API feature that will Android M comes with?