I use my Google Home all the time to check the weather before leaving home, set up alarms, listen to music, but I never considered writing an app for it. What does it take to write an app for the Google Home assistant? And can we make it smarter by leveraging Google Cloud? Those were the questions that my colleague Chris Bacon, and I were thinking about when we decided to build a demo for a conference talk.
My initial instinct was that building an app for Google Home would be quite complicated. After all, we’re talking about real humans talking to a device that triggers some service running in the cloud. There are many details to figure out and many things that could potentially go wrong.