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Samsung aims to open Bixby for developers for third-party apps | UPD: Now open

08 November 2018 3

Update: November 8th, 2018

Samsung has now opened the Bixby to the third-party developers. The Bixby Developer Center will allow developers to create Bixby voice apps using an AI-powered software. Bixby is also expanding to speak Spanish, German, Italian, and French next year.

Original Post (November 5, 2018)

Koren tech giant Samsung launched its AI-based personal assistant last year as a competition to similar rival offerings like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. Though Samsung's Bixby was not open to the developers until now to develop apps for the system to get the most out of it. Well, it seems that the time is here and Samsung is finally made its move in the catch-up game. Bixby was more famous for the contextual responses it was capable of though unfortunately isn't that well equipped compared to the aforementioned rival and with this update, it could definite once again be considered among the top players.

As more developers would hop into developing apps for Bixby, it would increase the overall usability of the service apart from its fancy UI and dedicated activation button. Samsung has named the addon functionality as ‘Capsules’ much like how Alexa has ‘Skills’, Siri has ‘shortcuts’ and Google Assistant has ‘actions’. Developers would basically tie different functionality of their apps with the Samsung Bixby triggers. This would a user could call that phrase and a certain action would be performed through a particular app for which that trigger wasn’t meant for.

The feature would finally be open for developers to use as the Samsung would announce it on 7th November in the Developer Conference that is due to take place in San Francisco. How often do you use any voice assistant on your smartphone? Let us know in the comment section below.



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