How to be the answer for a Google question
Hey everybody, Mark Phillips here with SimpliSpoken, this is the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing. And we’re kind of continuing our discussion about discoverability, we talked about discoverability for Amazon Alexa skills. And so we turn our attention now to Google actions, which are the voice apps for the Google Assistant. And so the question might be, can you discover those custom skill actions rather, for Google? And the answer is yes, it is done using a technique called implicit invocation. And basically, what that means is that the assistant goes and looks to invoke your action without the user actually calling it by name. So let’s say your action is my salon action, and someone is going to ask for a recommendation for a haircut at a salon. And the Google Assistant actually ops to invoke your action as an answer for that, even though the user didn’t say, Hey, open muscle on action. And so how can we kind of coach the assistant to do it, it’s not quite as clear as Amazon Alexa skills where you have a CanFulfillIntent. But it’s similar in this in the sense that you need to have a broad set of good invocation phrases that give Google the understanding that you would be a suitable answer or suitable response for that request. And so you want to make sure that one you again, solve a problem with utility and that you know, your use cases solved by the action. And then you want to make sure that you have a nice set of invocation phrases, and then Google will, will look for your action to make sure that it meets the criteria there. So hey, thanks for joining us guys will be back again tomorrow. Please do hop over to the skills store and give us a good review for the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing. Thanks, guys.