By SG Digital on 9/26/2019
The Google Interactive Canvas control could be the silver bullet that unlocks the commercial potential of smart displays, beginning the revolution of how we use the internet through natural language.
From a technical perspective, the Interactive Canvas Control (ICC) is essentially a voice enabled IFrame, with a few restrictions - developers have no access to the camera or mic, for now!
Its early days for the ICC, and as such I could not find any examples out there so decided to write my own. You can download my basic example of how to create a Google Assistant Interactive Canvas Control using c# .net from Github.
The best way to describe how the new voice enabled Google Assistant control works is through a diagram:
So, what is going on in the diagram above?
Thats about it! My code example on Github is deliberately simple, and I have fully documented all aspects so you can have a greater understanding of what is going on.
In a future post I will show a more 'commercialised' example of this technology, and how I think business can use it to start to monitise this medium.