Actions on Google API.ai boilerplate (with video)


#1

Project URL: https://glitch.com/~actions-on-google-api-ai-boilerplate

My co-founder and I at Voxable had a chance to speak at SXSW this year on “The History and Future of Speaking with Machines.” At the end of the talk, I did a live-coding demonstration of building an Action on Google for the Google Assistant in under 10 minutes, entirely in the browser, using API.ai and Glitch.

Our project is a boilerplate for building your own API.ai webhook fulfillment endpoints for the Google Assistant.

You can watch the live subtitled demonstration from SXSW below. There’s a link in the video description to a transcript on our blog.


#2

This is cool, thanks guys. Nice video too and I’m glad it didn’t die on you mid-demo as Murphy’s law would usually have taken care of! I’ll get it up on our community site.


#3

Great, thanks so much, @Gareth! Haha yeah, it was certainly nerve-wracking to try a live-coding demo at SXSW, but luckily those folks really know how to throw a conference. The wifi was stellar all week.


#4

@Gareth, just wondering where this ended up on the community site - we wanted to post about it. Thanks again!


#5

It’s up on https://glitch.com/handy-bots now. It’d be handy to update the reference to Gomix to Glitch in the index.html. We recommend you use https://button.glitch.me/ but it’s up to you. Also the .gitconfig file can be removed - that’s no longer used by Glitch.


#6

Great, thanks for the tips! I forgot about the view in there since it wasn’t really being used. I updated those references and added the button.