UPDATE: GOOGLE HAS STOPPED THIS SCHEME AS OF 1st September 2019!
You must have seen some of your friends wear a Google Assistant T-Shirt and must have wondered how they got it in the first place. If that’s the reason you are here, then it’s perfect!
Google has started a Google Assistant Developer Community Program wherein anyone can develop an app for the Google Assistant and they will give them a T-Shirt and $200 Google Cloud Platform(GCP) credits for the entire year.
If you are just looking for the Trivia Quiz App Tutorial, here’s the link : https://hackademic.co.in/google-assistant/. This article will cover basics about Assistant and Chatbots
What is Google Assistant?
The Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. It can help you do lots of various things and is a great competition for Alexa(Amazon) and Cortana(Microsoft) out there in the world.
What can I make?
There are so many types of apps one can make for the Google Assistant. You can create all types of experiences for people and help them with Assistant apps. You can create something that will help someone do something in a better way like there are already features of helping someone book a cab by just saying “Hey Google, please book a cab for me”.
The convenience that Google Assistant, or any other personal Assistant for that matter is huge. We can get things done in a jiffy just by expressing it. It saves lot of time for us.
Google has started a Google Assistant Developer Community Program wherein anyone can develop an app for the Google Assistant and they will give them a T-Shirt and $200 Google Cloud Platform(GCP) credits per month for the entire year.
How do I start?
There are so many platforms where you can Build for Actions on Google or many other Chatbots like for Slack, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, etc.
You can make use of their APIs and build rich experiences for users. The limit is endless.
Here are some quick links to Actions on Google:
- The developer Community Program,
here you can find all the information that you are supposed to know about this. https://developers.google.com/actions/community/overview w
- Directory where you can find other apps so that you can get an Idea for yourself : https://assistant.google.com/explore
- Templates for making an Google Assistant App
- Main Actions on Google Console: https://console.actions.google.com/u/0/?pli=1
Time for some Tutorial! Click here for a detailed tutorial on making simple Trivia Application in less than 30 minutes 🙂
By the way, here is how the T-Shirt looks like
E-mail when the Quiz is approved:
Here is the e-mail one will receive when the app is successfully enrolled for the Developer Program