Google Now, Google’s smart service aimed at delivering timely information on your smartphone, is set to expand its remit.
Speaking at SxSW, the company’s Aparna Chennapragada said that the Big G was readying an open API, which would allow any third-party developer to place information from their apps into Google Now.
Currently, 40 third-party tools work with Google Now, as well as the company’s native apps.
Data from will be shown depending on how much a user interacts with an app, meaning similar services can override each other within Google Now if a user prefers one to the other.
Chennapragada did not say when the open API would launch. However, she did predict it could do things such as predicting theme park ride queue times. Not exactly essential, but an interesting use nonetheless.
Google Now is designed to learn a user’s habits and checks into their calendars and emails in order to serve up information on anything from meetings to flight times.
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