Google now

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Google now is a proprietary Google tool/service that keeps track of events and shows information cards from various sources with updates as needed.

It attempts to act somewhat as an automated "personal assistant".

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What type of cards does it show?

Updates within Google now are shown as cards:

  • Boarding Pass - retrieved from Gmail
  • Flight Information - from flights from boarding passes
  • Package Tracking - retrieved from Gmail
  • Sporting events (and scores) - manually added from the settings configuration
  • Appointments - retrieved from Google Calendar
  • Travel to your next destination - from airline confirmations emails in Gmail
  • Weather - from Geolocation API on the device

This information is gleaned from any number of sources, from your Inbox, Calendar and also from web sites you visit frequently.


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