Update : the opening of Google Now to third-party applications also concerns France today.
Now part of the main Google application for Android, Google Now aims to display information at the right time, when the user needs it and without doing any research.
A personal digital assistant and predictive information that on Android now opens to around 40 third-party applications. For these, Google Now will be able to display cards and therefore information of their own.
Among the examples cited, the news of the day appearing in the morning and extracted from the application of The Guardian, Google Now cards for Airbnb related to places and dates searched. Illustrations are available here.
The complete list of applications for the moment concerned is available on this page. It includes: Airbnb, Instacart, Pandora, Shazam, Lyft, TripAdvisor, Kayak, eBay, Walgreens, Ford, Waze (which actually belongs to Google), Strava, Duolingo, Mint, The Economist, The Guardian, Belly, Coinbase, Redfin , Zillow, Life360, Hootsuite, Wattpad, Runtastic, Runtastic Me, Delivery Hero, Hailo, Mytaxi, Busuu, ESPNcricinfo, Housing, Meru Cabs, Shaadi, The Economic Times, Cookpad, SmartNews, Suumo, BookMyShow and Lincoln.
For these kinds of context-sensitive notifications in order to appear at the right time, it is necessary to have the appropriate application installed as well as the latest update of the Google application for Android.
Google does not specify whether these cards will be immediately available in various languages ??but indicates a gradual deployment for the next few weeks. " We plan to add more cards and expand this functionality over time. "