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[TRICK] Text mode pseudo-Google Now for all ROMS using Google Talk (Updated)

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15th October 2012, 02:47 PM   |  #1  
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Hi Everyone!

I just found a neat trick...if you use Google Talk you can have the power of Google Now on your fingertips. This obviously only works in text mode so no fancy windows, cards or animations but...stills does the job. Also, it's only available in English
What do you need to do? Just add guru@googlelabs.com to your list and that's it!

See the screenshots here:

Available commands:
  • Score <team>: Let's you search the score of the specified team
  • Weather <city>: Tells you the current weather on defined location
  • Define <word>: Dictionary
  • Translate <word>: Translator
  • Web <query>: Google!
  • Calculate: <calculation> | For conversion: <value> <unit> in <new unit> (ie 130 celsius in F)
  • Currency: <amount> <currenty> to <currency>

Do these commands reminds you of anything? Yes, they are the same options available for Google Now (except for flights, that I suppose is based in a web search and presented in a fancy way).

UPDATED with new commands thanks to celebi23 & majo_scigo

Hope this helps anyone!
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15th October 2012, 03:05 PM   |  #2  
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Its good! Thanks

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16th October 2012, 01:24 AM   |  #3  
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Moved to Android Apps and Games!
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16th October 2012, 03:17 AM   |  #4  
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This is good. It is being around a while, but I don't think "Google Now" should be attached to it
16th October 2012, 01:50 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MPAI

This is good. It is being around a while, but I don't think "Google Now" should be attached to it

That's why I say "pseudo-Google Now" and you can't deny the similarities! Maybe this was the predecessor for Now? [Insert X-Files theme here]
18th October 2012, 10:10 AM   |  #6  
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this services exists since the begin of 2011, look here:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.it/2011...talk-guru.html

maybe google now starts from here...
18th October 2012, 10:26 AM   |  #7  
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can this work in gingerbread?
18th October 2012, 10:34 AM   |  #8  
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it works on any gtalk/xmpp client
18th October 2012, 11:04 AM   |  #9  
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works,,,,, but it requires patience to learn the commands correctly ...... good work though....

---------- Post added at 10:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:03 AM ----------

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Originally Posted by davidang

can this work in gingerbread?


yes..... u just need to send invitation to guru@googlelabs.com..... thats it....
18th October 2012, 11:48 AM   |  #10  
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Amazing tip! While they're not listed as supported topics, Currency & Calculate still work. For example:

Calculate: 123 * 45
Currency: 120 KES to USD

http://web.archive.org/web/201105091...ooglelabs.com/

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