One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App.
All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the following code:
<activity android:name=".SearchableActivity"> <intent-filter> <action android:name="com.google.android.gms.actions.SEARCH_ACTION"/> <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/> </intent-filter> </activity>
Once implemented, users can simply say “Ok Google, search Pizza on Eat24”.
So if you’re a developer, drop us a comment below – did you think it was this quick to add “Ok Google” support?