More “future” promises that never materialize. Didn’t they promise the replacement works with Nest API that will be available last year? I wonder if they think that no one remembers that lol
Did anyone hear any news from this event?
Today’s day one of a two day summit.
News from a developer viewpoint:
News from a business/branding viewpoint:
The routines feature update was disappointing. Nowhere near parity with Alexa routines.
Lastly, as routines are a big part of smart home technology, Google is expanding what they can do. Later this year, more Google Assistant devices will gain presence detection so they can automatically trigger routines based on whether the user is at home or away, much like Nest devices. The new Lights Effect trait has also gone public to allow developers to slowly brighten or dim smart lights at specific times or when a morning alarm is triggered. Later this year, Google will also enable Gentle Sleep and Wake effects out-of-the-box for any smart light; Google first launched this feature on the Philips Hue last year.
Personal routines will be also extended with support for custom routines designed by smart home partners. Per Google, developers will be able to create and suggest custom routines that can even work with other devices in a user’s home. Users can browse and opt-in to suggested routines and then choose to have their Nest or other smart home devices participate in that routine.
Here’s their official page. Progress on Device Access program is good.
That is not the only disappointing thing. Everything is tagged as “coming soon”. You would have expected that a year after they killed Works with Nest, they would have something of substance to share besides vaporware. They didn’t even bother to update the Device Access API page, is still coming “early 2020”. Lol
To be fair, Covid19 messed up a lot of timelines this year. You see it in every industry.
They are all working from home now, so they should be more productive with longer working hours and less office chatter
The ones who don’t have kids, maybe. The houses with kids are definitely not a chatterfree zone.
This is software development, what is the issue? You don’t have access to notepad/vi?
If it would involve hardware development and supply chain, then I would understand, but otherwise it is just a good excuse to cover non organized work environments and pointless meetings.
software development still requires an employees time. Time that is now taken up by having to take care of your children since schools were closed. So the reality is, instead of an 8 hour workday, a lot of parents are getting in maybe 4-6 hours of work.
It is far more than the 2-4 hours in the office…
I mean 2-4 hours actual work time and the rest fulfilled with pointless meetings…
i’ve seen no slowdown in pointless meetings