Google Now pulls info from 70 new Android apps, has got a raft of app cards as it making it expanding its support for more third-party apps. The latest addition of Google Now Android download comes from the company after it added 40 new apps for Android to Google Now in January 2015. More details on what actually Google Now for Android brings with it can be checked right after this jump.
For instance, the update adds recommendations for TuneIn and YouTube playlists, as well as breaking news from ABC News, Circa and Feedly. You’ll nevertheless, find the option to add cards of Eat24, All Recipies, Runkeeper, Jawbone, Adidas, CommonFloor, Tripadviser, FoodPanda and OpenTable.
The most catching is a Spotify integration that will recommend playlists that you’ll like.
- Get breaking news about the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake from ABC News, Circa, or feedly
- Know when your pad thai is about to arrive with reminders from Eat24 that the food you ordered will soon be on your doorstep, or get inspired with the recipe of the day from Allrecipes
- Keep your fitness goals front and center with gentle nudges from Runkeeper, Jawbone, or Adidas
- And if you’re out to dinner, simply tap on a Now card to pay your bill with OpenTable
To leverage the new functionality, make sure your device is properly equipped with the latest version of the Google app. For that you have to download it for all Android apps that will display these cards. No idea on when Google planning to roll out the feature to its iOS app. For Android, more apps and functionality are on its way.
For example, if you book a Zipcar out for a day hike, you can keep track of your return time and get directions to the drop-off location with Now cards – checking them is as easy as a simple tap on the Google app. Or need a good a playlist on a Friday night? Now cards can recommend playlists and stations from Spotify, TuneIn or YouTube based on your preferences.
posted Aparna Chennapragada, Director of Product Management, Google in a company blog post