Android developer at Pixplicity
Eliza is an Android developer at Pixplicity, and a Google Developer Expert on the Assistant. She is also the Women Techmakers Lead for the Netherlands and an organizer for the GDG Netherlands. Her big passion is to explore and play with new technologies while she enjoys travelling, and attending conferences and meetups.
Android & Assistant: a match made in heaven
Android has 2.5 billion monthly active users. The Google Assistant on the other hand, the past year quadrupled its active users and it’s now available in more than a billion devices. While this number constantly grows, during this years IO we saw an Assistant that is smart, helpful, extremely fast, but most importantly a part of the OS instead of a tool. The Assistant can complete actions that would take any user a few minutes minutes, within seconds . From showing notifications and information when asked, to opening apps and complete the action there, this next gen Assistant is here to make our lives easier. How do you make sure though your content is visible to the Assistant and consequently to your users? How do you make your app “Assistant ready”? In this talk we’re going to explore among others the brand new app actions and slices for the Assistant, how you can make your own action, while we’re also going to touch on some app architecture basics