Google recently launched its ‘smart’ as mentioned, messaging app Allo including a feature disturbingly similar to that of Apple’s Siri to highlight in millions of other messaging applications.
Allo was first announced by Google back in May, as promised it is finally launched with the usual text communication feature that was initially made popular by Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage. Allo also includes text animations, stickers and access to markup photos without leaving the app.
A very clever ‘Smart Reply’ feature comes with Allo that suggests quick replies to messages using machine leaning on the basis of chat history which, ones again, is comparable to Apple’s QuickType, though some changes have been made to it, it also offers a suggestion of replies for photographs and other graphical content. It supports cross-platform conversations between iOS and Android, end-to-end encryption and incognito mode which we are known to through Chrome.
In accord to the details Google provided in a post, the actual main attraction of Allo is an artificial intelligence called Google Assistant who lets app users interact with an advanced chat bot. This chat bot can return answer their queries via the app itself.
Explaining more elaborately, the assistant In Allo can provide information about restaurants, gyms, traffic, movie timings, sports scores and more in the chat bot which makes it very convenient as users don’t have to leave the app for similar information. Just like the text-only version of Siri, Allo allows users to interact directly with the assistant.
Third-party apps are what Allo does not offer like Siri in the new messages app in iOS 10 does. For example, users can retrieve information about restaurants and book a table, but all the advanced interactions cannot be done through the app, they can be done via links that open into other applications or some page in the browser.
Allo is for download in the iOS App Store and PlayStore.