First showed off at Google I/O last year, App Actions is expanding with
built-in intents for four new App Action categories:

  • Health and fitness
  • Finance and banking
  • Food ordering
  • Ridesharing

These new intents are aimed at enabling developers to integrate their apps with Google Assistant.

Developers can start integrating the new actions immediately. Google says that it will be deploying them to Assistant users on Android over the next few months. Here are some of the actions that you can begin integrating:

  • Send money, pay bills and show an account overview.
  • Book a ride, contact the driver and check a ride status.
  • Order food and check the status of an order.
  • Start, stop and log an exercise.
  • Record food and drink intake and answer nutritional questions.

Here’s the full list of built-in intents.

According to data gathered from 125 million mobile phones, after merely three days after installing an app, 77 percent of Android users stop using it.

That figure will clime to 90 percent after a month. By enabling users to execute actions on your app via voice commands, it can facilitate your user experience, which could help increase retention rates.

SourceGeorge Nguyen