Action Blocks APK

Version 1.2.334662909 - com.google.android.apps.accessibility.maui.actionblocks
Last updated: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 4:58:10 UTC
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Action Blocks apk

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Download Version 1.2.334662909 (40)
Apk Size7.39 MB
App DeveloperGoogle LLC
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.google.android.apps.accessibility.maui.actionblocks.apk
MD59b0a919558ccbd33480d652544b71c7b
Rate5
Website http://www.google.com/accessibility

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Action Blocks is google,android,apps,accessibility,maui,actionblocks,tools,action,blocks, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google LLC website who developed it. com.google.android.apps.accessibility.maui.actionblocks.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.2.334662909 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 358+ times on store. You can also download com.google.android.apps.accessibility.maui.actionblocks APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Action Blocks makes routine actions easier with customizable buttons on your Android home screen.

Powered by the Google Assistant, you can easily set up Action Blocks for a loved one. Action Blocks can be configured to do anything the Assistant can do, in just one tap: call a friend, watch your favorite show, control the lights, and more.

Action Blocks can also be configured to speak phrases. This can be especially useful to people with speech and language disorders to quickly communicate during urgent situations.

Built with the growing number of people with age-related conditions and cognitive differences in mind, Action Blocks can also be used for people with learning differences, or even for adults who want a very simple way to access routine actions on their phones. Set it up for your family, friends, or for yourself.Action Blocks now features tens of thousands of picture communication symbols (PCS® by Tobii Dynavox), providing a seamless visual experience for users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and special education software.

Action Blocks may also be useful for anyone who could benefit from an easier way to perform routine actions on their device, including individuals with dementia, aphasia, speech disorder, autism, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dexterity impairments, or other conditions. People who use adaptive switches, Switch Access, or Voice Access may also benefit.

Learn more about Action Blocks in the Help Center:
https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/9711267
 

App ChangeLog

  • • Action Blocks can now be set up to speak phrases. This allows AAC users and people with speech disorders to easily communicate during urgent situations.
  • • Action Blocks now supports Bluetooth adaptive switches. Setup a switch to trigger any of your Action Blocks.
  • • Action Blocks supports PCS® by Tobii Dynavox. Choose from a variety of familiar and useful symbols for your Action Blocks.

App Screens

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
android.hardware.faketouch
android.hardware.microphone
android.software.app_widgets
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Dipankar Arora-avatar

    Dipankar Arora

    2020-10-22T04:16:17.984Z

    I have started using this app for various purposes. I think it should get integrated and become a part of google home app. Because not many people know about it. Still it has a lot to improve to be at par with Siri Shortcuts app

  2. Richard Brooks-avatar

    Richard Brooks

    2020-10-19T03:35:03.143Z

    google Works great for what it does, but it's strange that we can't use our Google account to backup the app. Needs fresh setup of all widgets on every new device.

  3. James p-avatar

    James p

    2020-10-19T05:58:12.432Z

    ev3 Was good. Now sucks, like most Google software. Pointless app. If you're looking for a multi-step hassle, just use Assistant. This app serves no real purpose anymore. Just another layer to bloat up your phone with more Google.

  4. M. Masood Sabir-avatar

    M. Masood Sabir

    2020-10-21T14:12:48.728Z

    action blocked instagram Hi guys, I love the idea of the app, but I wish it had direct access to my apps (instead it using Google Assistant) so that even without internet connection, I could do stuff easily. Just by the way, I ❤ this app!

  5. Ameer Vlog-avatar

    Ameer Vlog

    2020-10-20T07:48:41.525Z

    in sap mii If i give accessibility permission to this app after some time my volume key isnt working until i reboot. But the problem comes again after sometime even after reboot. My device is redmi note 6 pro. Fix it as soon as possible

  6. Jim's Mind-avatar

    Jim's Mind

    2020-10-17T22:06:11.880Z

    crayola The feature Google Home has needed forever! Finally I can single tap a routine from my phone widgets. Would be even better if it didn't open the assistant app.

  7. Cole Johnson-avatar

    Cole Johnson

    2020-10-17T15:00:35.264Z

    c# "Problem loading widget" for all of my shortcuts out of nowhere. Looking forward to gAssistant not loading fullscreen when triggered . . .

  8. Anthony *-avatar

    Anthony *

    2020-10-13T08:46:41.336Z

    game Useful, effective, easy. Turns your common "Okay Google" commands into slick widgets. They go great with dark mode.

  9. Sharath Kumar-avatar

    Sharath Kumar

    2020-10-12T08:12:35.407Z

    in loadrunner place on home screen option is not working...i clicked it for more than 100 times.. will you please fix it

  10. Nancy-avatar

    Nancy

    2020-10-14T00:29:15.474Z

    in a screenplay Dunno what happened it was working perfectly and then I can't seem to make it work, it's been like this for like a week 😔

  11. Egor Shturmin-avatar

    Egor Shturmin

    2020-09-11T10:09:03.499Z

    Please make blocks synchronizable within a google account. Also, I'm trying to use my old phone as a control panel with action blocks, so it would be more user friendly to not show assistant window at all. Especially now when we have vibration as a feedback.

  12. aman verma-avatar

    aman verma

    2020-10-11T04:12:15.590Z

    Exactly what I needed, please allow icons to have transparent background. It looks ugly otherwise

  13. Matthew Cowser-avatar

    Matthew Cowser

    2020-09-21T13:05:43.580Z

    I RECOMMEND, This is a great app if you have Google assistant and want to make your life a little easier, I have mine set up so I just press the widget on my screen to tell me my commute, and another one to text my girlfriend I made it to work.

  14. מולי קוזק-avatar

    מולי קוזק

    2020-10-15T06:33:31.408Z

    Good app, unfortunately I can't place more than one widget... Please fix it

  15. Taylor Child-avatar

    Taylor Child

    2020-10-03T04:40:09.799Z

    Amazing. I feel like it should be built into the Google Home app -- but the interface is gorgeous! Keep it up!

  16. Google user-avatar

    Google user

    2020-10-07T07:59:14.700Z

    I have full internet connection but it shows that internet is not present please solve this bug

  17. sophia daniels-avatar

    sophia daniels

    2020-09-25T04:12:19.101Z

    Absolutely useless. It literally can't do anything. Just had a place to setup a single command phase. Couldn't have it do anything at all. Just toggle of I wanted it to vibrate.

  18. Andrew Foxhall-avatar

    Andrew Foxhall

    2020-09-26T11:16:01.250Z

    Love this app. Times when it isn't suitable to say a command to activate one of my routines I can now just press q button. Love it.

  19. Anthony M-avatar

    Anthony M

    2020-09-24T01:31:09.984Z

    Thanks to the new option to always show the whole image and also the image being rounded, this app has very great potential. Just wish it integrated with the new compact and faster Google Assistant UI on Pixel 4

  20. Kunjesh Parikh-avatar

    Kunjesh Parikh

    2020-10-06T17:25:23.702Z

    Very useful! Can the assistant pop up be avoided?

  21. 伟康-avatar

    伟康

    2020-10-01T18:10:49.778Z

    Awesome! I can create an action block to activate google assistant without voice command.

  22. Paul Boucher-avatar

    Paul Boucher

    2020-09-28T15:29:02.106Z

    An excellent way to eliminate steps and automate common tasks.

  23. Brian M. Turner-avatar

    Brian M. Turner

    2020-09-19T07:29:53.566Z

    Doesn't work, it only worked once or twice and it was super slow. Would have given a zero star if that was an option as this app is unusable!

  24. Bharat Sonawane-avatar

    Bharat Sonawane

    2020-09-23T13:37:11.330Z

    It says No connection , despite I have a good connection. Please fix this .

  25. Harman Thind-avatar

    Harman Thind

    2020-10-07T09:41:36.733Z

    Add option for card transparency and background blur + give option for background colors

  26. Ronald Moffa-avatar

    Ronald Moffa

    2020-10-02T21:11:51.432Z

    Does not do enough. You have these hugh blocks taking up screen space.

  27. Richan Hatsune-avatar

    Richan Hatsune

    2020-09-11T14:35:53.953Z

    Forces you to agree with total usage tracking and data collecting, by Google. Otherwise it doesn't even start. No, thank you.

  28. David Albanese-avatar

    David Albanese

    2020-09-12T15:01:37.202Z

    Great for easy access to routines. Can you add regular shortcuts so they behave like regular icons I can add to folders please

  29. Mister Lull-avatar

    Mister Lull

    2020-09-23T23:37:21.205Z

    I FINALLY have an easy way to put Routine widgets on my phone - works like a charm!!

  30. Geetha Bhai-avatar

    Geetha Bhai

    2020-10-01T13:02:59.200Z

    Lack one major feature can't group multiple commands in one block

  31. Chris Attard-avatar

    Chris Attard

    2020-10-06T19:54:19.120Z

    I wish you to implemented a option for homescreen shortcuts.I prefer this than widgets more clean on homescreens.

  32. Midhun Santhosh-avatar

    Midhun Santhosh

    2020-09-11T08:41:38.323Z

    Handy and very useful. Kindly improve the widget icon size compatibility according to the widget size.

  33. Mykey Austin-avatar

    Mykey Austin

    2020-09-26T09:13:23.285Z

    I cannot put a block on my home screen, the app tells me to but once i click that option it never happens, there isn't any widgets either so what am i missing

  34. Inderjeet Singh-avatar

    Inderjeet Singh

    2020-09-17T03:31:23.850Z

    Sorry but its not working. Its saying "Not Placed" when i created custom action block.

  35. Sanjul A.S-avatar

    Sanjul A.S

    2020-09-11T09:16:30.442Z

    Very useful app, and now with widget supporting darkmode, it's awesome 👍

  36. Matheus Arnold Richardo-avatar

    Matheus Arnold Richardo

    2020-08-03T02:37:51.563Z

    Please upgrade the UI. It's so boring and plain, and doesn't have a dark mode, too. And also the widget's UI, make it round just a little bit. So many Android devices have a round screen corner, so it will be good if the widget have a round corner, too. Overall, 5 stars for the idea of this app, and the simplicity in the UX. It would be awesome if the UI is upgraded.

  37. Emanuel Alexandru-avatar

    Emanuel Alexandru

    2020-08-01T10:30:00.824Z

    Really useful but EXTREMELY SLOW. Can't it switch the lights in the background instead of opening the assistant? it needs more icons. "toggle the lights" works but "toggle the smart socket" doesn't work on Google Assistant. The latter needs two action blocks, each one dedicated to the ON and OFF state. Also, text on small home screen action blocks is located on the bottom and doesnt fit, it should start on top to fill the whole block. Finally, I wish action blocks could be grouped in folders.

  38. rhys heenan-avatar

    rhys heenan

    2020-08-13T14:16:08.474Z

    Great app, love that routines can be completed from the homescreen. Some suggestions: Make the buttons look more like app icons Complete routines without showing the Google assistant popup For buttons used as a toggle, show the toggle state on the button, for example whether lights are on or off. This can act as an easy way to see whether lights have been accidentally turned on or were left on.

  39. danny Cobb-avatar

    danny Cobb

    2020-08-09T13:25:21.612Z

    The return to action blocks button gets in the way a lot I think it be great if it disappeared for several minutes then reappear like on a timer or something and it didn't place a shortcut and it can't bring up my Google assistant it keeps saying check internet connection and my internet connection is fine

  40. Khaled Taleb-avatar

    Khaled Taleb

    2020-09-10T13:54:07.136Z

    Great idea, sometimes one doesn't feel like shouting the commands at the phone, when one button press could do the job! However some actions just end up giving a blank assistant UI with no actual result ( see for example : show me my shopping list )

  41. JellyKit-avatar

    JellyKit

    2020-08-01T22:14:15.129Z

    Actually I wanted to tried this application and to be honest this was actually a mistake, the application is really sucking my creativity out to my mind because to be honest this isn't necessary and no one asked for it. No one need this application if you have Google voice and you just hold the home button and you can use Google, this application is really for the person who's lazy and wanted to be a product of Google advertise. This isn't necessary Google.

  42. Badshah Iqbal-avatar

    Badshah Iqbal

    2020-05-31T07:25:04.648Z

    I see so much potential with this app. I recently started investing heavily on smart home and decided to go with google home as my choice for voice assistant. I used like talking to google assistant but the novelty is wearing off same with others in my home. But this app could totally fill the gaps and talk to assistant on behalf off me. While I understand this was intended for people with special needs, having the functionality to not hear it talking to Google assistant would be great

  43. bish s-avatar

    bish s

    2020-05-22T15:48:19.817Z

    Huge potential, long way to go. Cons: only single-step-routines, no importation of existing routines, when icon is clicked the screen goes to the assistant mode and never reverts back to the home screen, really ugly icons! I don't get it: with highest quality engineers that work for Google they couldn't dedicate a couple of days to make this app really useful and nice looking? This app feels like a half assed attempt that someone tried before going to bed late at night. Hope it will improve.

  44. Kushagra Doshi-avatar

    Kushagra Doshi

    2020-05-28T16:04:28.500Z

    Needs improvement. When I use a widget placed on the home screen, it says "Can't reach the internet!" even though the connection to the internet works well. Edit : After reading the comments, it's due to Battery saver enabled. Disabling battery saver makes the widget work just fine. Edit 2 : After the update on 28th May, it works well without the need to disable Battery saver mode

  45. Benjamin Wilkinson-avatar

    Benjamin Wilkinson

    2020-05-31T05:30:15.313Z

    Works as expected, easy to setup and use in conjunction with all my smart lights. The icons and the way they work with the homepage definitely need some work though and in their current state really let down the entire app and make it very unappealing. My issues include the size of the icons - why so big? Why so ugly? Resizing the icons is useless as it cuts off the action title. Why aren't the action block icons compatible with folders? The app has huge potential, but really feels half-baked.

  46. Wiktor Poczatek-avatar

    Wiktor Poczatek

    2020-05-28T14:22:23.730Z

    I was pumped for this app, but it lacks so much. I wish it would just integrate with my existing routines, I mean that's what you'd expect from what is basically an Assistant Add-on... Also, the widgets are just horrible looking, their scaling is a joke, you can't NOT have image on your block and the symbols provided look like they're from 2011. I really wish I could use this app, but right now it's awful. Looking forward to future updates to fix those obvious drawbacks.

  47. Jacob Mason-avatar

    Jacob Mason

    2020-05-31T01:49:13.447Z

    I want to like it but it's buggy. Google gets a idea and rushes it out. Using us as a beta. Wish they didn't take their customers for granted so. Reminds me of Microsoft, there is linux! Hoping they just don't up in abandoned the project("google it"). This app has potential if the programmers put a little effort into it, we shall see..

  48. Naval Chauhan-avatar

    Naval Chauhan

    2020-06-10T17:10:31.137Z

    Great step towards automation of routine tasks! Few inputs to developers - 1. should have option to set chain of commands or multiple commands in sequence eg: when I enter my car I would like to toggle few switches (Bluetooth, data connection etc) open an app and play some music. Won't like to press 3-4 action blocks for this2. Should have option to set defaults for respective actions like messaging to number(contacts may have multiple numbers), sending number (in case of dual Sims /dual apps)

  49. Edward Anthony R. Baronia-avatar

    Edward Anthony R. Baronia

    2020-05-28T15:19:49.800Z

    Almost there. Huge potential, but not quite there yet. One annoying thing is that to control something like a light in the kitchen requires different phrasing than controlling a living room light. Same type of device, two totally different user experiences. Also, requesting external apps like LG to perform an action works only a small percentage of the time when the exact same spoken request produces a different result.

  50. Florian B-avatar

    Florian B

    2020-05-27T12:33:24.952Z

    Great idea, I don't like having to speak aloud to turn on and off my lights, especially at night, so in theory it should be faster than having to wait for Google home to load. The creation of the widget is really easy, however the app crashes every time I try to place in on my screen. It is then useless... Maybe in a few more updates.

  51. Eric Peterson-avatar

    Eric Peterson

    2020-06-19T20:02:49.239Z

    This has a lot of potential for kids in the home. I wish it was compatible with Family Link so my kids didn't always have to struggle with Google Assistant to change the color of the lights in their reading room. Allowing parents to create the blocks and preventing the kids from editing them would be perfect. Until then it seems to be just for experiments instead of practical use.

  52. Name-avatar

    Name

    2020-08-25T19:40:43.624Z

    Works as advertised. Button triggers assistant and runs typed saved command. Handy if you want to turn off lights but don't want to shout at connected speaker or talk to phone. Widgets are ugly, and glaring white. Not enough icons or button pictures.

  53. Carlos Aguillón-avatar

    Carlos Aguillón

    2020-05-30T18:51:34.237Z

    Great idea. Needs improvements. For my lights I need to have 2 widgets, one for on and another one for off. It would be nice if you could arrange it so when I touch a light widget, for example the kitchen light, if it is on it turns off and if it's off it turns on. So I don't have to have so many widgets.

  54. emejuru daniel-avatar

    emejuru daniel

    2020-07-01T19:55:59.871Z

    Wow! I'm really impressed by the ideas put into this app and the implementation. It's very useful. Rather than me shouting "okay google" or long-pressing my home button, I just have to simply tap on my screen. However I would just like it if you guys could make the widgets a little more fun. Rather that we just having boxed or rectangular widgets, other shapes may be introduced. Nice work google 👏.

  55. agentlotek-avatar

    agentlotek

    2020-05-27T18:58:35.911Z

    Created Action Block to toggle my carport lights. It works about 2-3 times then crashes with error "A Problem Occured (Unable to reach the Google Assistant)" Have to tap "OK" on error popup then the back navigation button to exit onscreen overlay. Only way to get it to work again is to either force close Google Assistant or reboot device. This has huge potential and I hope is fixed soon. I will update review if app becomes reliable and worthy of reccomendation. Device Used: Google Pixel 3a XL

  56. Thad Peters-avatar

    Thad Peters

    2020-05-24T13:18:04.230Z

    Automated 4 security cameras to view them at the touch of an icon on 3 chromecast TVs simultaneously. Easy as pie to do. It appears not to be available for chromebooks yet. Let me know if this happens. One problem i noticed is that on a galaxy s7 the blocks work in test mode but when the block is played it gives an error saying it needs an internet connection. Works on moto e6 fine.

  57. Ron Rieckenberg-avatar

    Ron Rieckenberg

    2020-07-23T20:49:35.657Z

    Trying to set up a simple action of sending a text message only works if the messages app is already open. Otherwise you need to wait then click open messages app. I tried then to program it to first open the messages app then send a message. That cannot be done in one action block. The app has potential but it is not yet very good.

  58. Zak Caley-avatar

    Zak Caley

    2020-05-27T23:28:20.819Z

    Brilliant idea I remember working in a call centre environment many years ago and I managed to automate almost the entire job by creating macros. There is huge potential here but the app is buggy. Currently any block I click just freezes the home screen and displays a message 'cannot reach the Google assistant'. Galaxy S10+

  59. David Goehring-avatar

    David Goehring

    2020-06-02T03:59:55.939Z

    I am glad for this accessibility feature, but it doesn't work. I created an action to change a light and tested it, and it worked perfectly. Then added a button to home and when I tap it it then searches for red cookware. A bad, unreliable accessibility app is worse than no app at all.

  60. Geoff-avatar

    Geoff

    2020-06-07T01:59:52.802Z

    A lot of potential. But.. other automation accessibility tools execute so much faster. And, considering you have to spend significant time correcting the sentence structure to work with The Assistant, the other apps learning curves seem very little different. The execution time, I think, is the biggest drawback of Action Blocks / Google Assistant.

  61. Sam Laane-avatar

    Sam Laane

    2020-05-27T17:24:38.540Z

    This is so useful and necessary that I'm giving it 5 starts despite a lack of polish. I would like to see more icons (is that can also appear better on variety of devices), better way of listing actions, and return codes that allowed conditional execution. This is basically the closest thing Android has to shell scripting so I would hope they make it turning complete and give it better delays and UI interactions. A must have for smart home and phone power users

  62. Tarek Saadi-avatar

    Tarek Saadi

    2020-09-25T13:53:03.183Z

    This app is amazing, saving alot of time thanks for the team in Google who make it

  63. D A-avatar

    D A

    2020-05-28T10:05:34.200Z

    Complains about no internet connection after clicking on button even though internet is on. Widget shows text too small. Requires lots of improvement. Update: the above issue seems to have been fixed. Thanks Google LLC. Please make the home screen text font bigger as well as the ratio of symbol to label is quite big.

  64. Boris Lipschitz-avatar

    Boris Lipschitz

    2020-06-05T22:31:01.638Z

    Finally, widgets for Google assistant! But why does it have to speak the replies out loud, even when the phone is in DND mode, without any option to disable it?! Also, no way to customize a widget in any way, always black unhidable title on white background, icons background can't be transparent etc. And i am not even talking about less trivial features, such as actually presenting light state and color, thermostat temperature and mode, etc, on the widgets. PS: good start, but not there yet.

  65. Cristian-avatar

    Cristian

    2020-08-21T13:33:56.286Z

    I have no idea why the rating is so low... I wanted an automatic voice command on my home screen to close my door with(August lock) and this works perfectly. Thank you so much!

  66. Gary Shekleton-avatar

    Gary Shekleton

    2020-05-22T20:48:14.626Z

    Great idea for quick accessibility and actions. But when I create a "block" and try to launch it from homescreen. It gives me an saying I don't have an internet connection and this action can't be performed. This makes the app unusable. Please fix and I will update my review. Galaxy S20+

  67. Dave Silva-avatar

    Dave Silva

    2020-07-05T16:37:12.900Z

    Subpar app and pretty useless!!! - Commands are executed very very slow. - Puts the phone/tablet screen on to the Google assistant, and WORSE, leaves the screen on the Google assistant so it is very bright and distracting and annoying. - Very time consuming to setup with little payoff. - Can't folder widgets so it is a home screen real estate pig. - Can't transfer setup to other devices - No backup option. - Few Icons/Symbols in app Only reason it gets a star is because it is free.

  68. Jerry Lu-avatar

    Jerry Lu

    2020-05-23T19:42:26.781Z

    One issue is that it triggers Google assistant then I have to manually press the voice/record button to continue my task. I want to add a calendar event but I have to set my time and date by voice. So now I have to press the button at the bottom before it takes my voice

  69. Aasrith Reddy-avatar

    Aasrith Reddy

    2020-05-27T11:32:42.712Z

    A very nice idea! Can be improved. 1. More icons needed in the symbol library 2. Ability to combine multiple icons would be amazing. Say, music and tv, so that I know it means, 'play music on living room TV' 3. There is no default lights off symbol available in the library. It only comes up as a suggestion.

  70. Josef Torkelsen-avatar

    Josef Torkelsen

    2020-05-23T03:36:59.590Z

    Love it. Having widget's to perform Google assistant actions is awesome. I just wish the widget scaled better to 1x1 or even went to 1x1 by default. The images that I select don't scale well. It would also be good to have nested Google actions so you can say one thing and have like 6 things happen.

  71. Leo G-avatar

    Leo G

    2020-05-25T12:20:43.215Z

    Pixel 4xl. This is a desperately needed app but at least on this phone is absolutely useless. One button works and then all buttons seize more frequently than not. Assistant windows open but should also automatically close. Error message "can't reach Google Assistant" could be this programs avatar. Like Pinocchio, waiting for this to become a real worthy app. Please don't abandon this effort!

  72. Ted Voltolina-avatar

    Ted Voltolina

    2020-05-21T20:19:11.799Z

    This app should be a standard part of the Google Assistant, not just an afterthought accessibility add-on. Creating home screen shortcuts for Google Assistant Routines should be an out of the box feature. To enhance this app, please allow users to import their existing Google Assistant Routines. When creating new Action Blocks, please make the full Google Assistant Routine interface available, so users can add multiple steps and more customizations. And from a design perspective, the icons and home screen widgets are very ugly and should stick to Google's existing visual language.

  73. David Mulder-avatar

    David Mulder

    2020-05-31T08:14:03.364Z

    Terrible implemention of a good idea. Why is this using widgets instead of shortcuts? Why is this not just allowing you to add routines to your home screen? Why this is completely separate app? All that was needed was a simple 'long press on your routine in the home app to add to your home screen as a shortcut' and it would've been perfect. Incredibly disappointing frankly. PS. Shortcuts are better as they have wider launcher support in popular non traditional launchers (e.g Niagara)

  74. Erik Ušaj-avatar

    Erik Ušaj

    2020-05-25T10:14:03.150Z

    Doesn't not work. Pressing action on Home screen doesn't do anything: Action isn't spoken aloud. Google assistant doesn't do a thing. In case a custom phrase is set no checking is done if action overlaps with existing Assistant logic. Pretty much useless another Beta project from Google. Install this if you wish useless gadgets on your screen. IMHO: Apps like Trigger - Task launcher or similar can do a better job and also have widgets for Android Home screen.

  75. Greg Driver-avatar

    Greg Driver

    2020-08-20T07:15:25.785Z

    Easy to make the action block and test. However, very hard to add it to the home screen - just says "not placed."

  76. Zeke Schmois-avatar

    Zeke Schmois

    2020-05-31T01:27:59.163Z

    Not well designed. Unfortunately the UX is not well made as it used the phone's assistant to run the commands. Since the Google home is not controllable externally, this app has more limitations than make it worth using. Not its fault, it's a symptom of the Google Home's security UX.

  77. Pranshul Shrivastava-avatar

    Pranshul Shrivastava

    2020-06-22T14:22:04.472Z

    Great idea, and have amazing usage potential, however I feel rather than creating such large widgets it'd look much better and appealing if the widgets can be created in the form of icons such as the sound search widget of Google app or the new task widget of the Tasks app or the driving widget of the Maps app. It'd look much better to place such multiple widgets on the home screen as well as help better organize them in multiple folders and such.

  78. Goran Kirjakovic-avatar

    Goran Kirjakovic

    2020-05-24T02:55:58.489Z

    Nice idea but need improvements. Need the ability to choose from already make routines in the assistant. Need option to select on which device you want to play certain music or perform certain actions for example want to play music on mini or on default speaker connected. Want to open YouTube on TV via cromecast and so on.

  79. Dilipkumar N-avatar

    Dilipkumar N

    2020-05-26T08:51:06.584Z

    Tried it. I used a simple command. Call my wife using Whatsapp. Didn't work. I'm not sure if this app is incapable of this action or if there's a bug. It would be a great help if you'd evolve the app to work seamlessly with other apps in your ecosystem. If I have a widget which will help my parents video call me via their phone just by a single tap, that's awesome for me. I don't mind the initial setup if this app can automate complex tasks.

  80. Bruce Wayne-avatar

    Bruce Wayne

    2020-08-13T06:54:18.442Z

    tha app is nice but it drains ur phones battery life slows down urphone and acts like a virus . please help ur app users I have disabilities and I use the app often please fix the bugs and make the app blocks Google assistant accessable

  81. Bema Jinn-avatar

    Bema Jinn

    2020-09-08T08:33:33.408Z

    An essential tool if you have a Google smart home, helps simplify since tasks that can just be too much for nest hub to understand. Love it.

  82. Hessin Cherif-avatar

    Hessin Cherif

    2020-05-23T09:46:59.445Z

    Error message after the test was conclusive. After it was added to my screen as a widget and I clicked on, an error message comes up : can't reach the internet. But my connexion works very well even Google assistant. So make it works before editing the app on the playstore. (Android 10).

  83. Rob Riddell Tìgeir-avatar

    Rob Riddell Tìgeir

    2020-05-30T20:41:10.422Z

    Nice shortcut builder. The limitations are really the limitations of Google assistant. The number of taps involved seems excessive for the purpose and there's some tiny text for optional stuff but if you can't read the tiny text you don't know it's optional.

  84. Jared Koh-avatar

    Jared Koh

    2020-05-30T07:39:01.851Z

    Loved the idea, but not working right now. Widgets when placed on home screen and pressed gets the error "Can't reach the internet" even though my wifi internet is fine and action tested ok in the app. Edit: apparently I've to disable power saving mode on my phone.

  85. Erica C.-avatar

    Erica C.

    2020-06-12T16:11:49.733Z

    Great idea in theory, but I can't get it to work with simple commands like navigation. You can't string together multiple actions. Examples show that you can but no matter what I do it only accepts one command out of the two or more given.

  86. Matthew Winfree-avatar

    Matthew Winfree

    2020-06-16T13:21:49.824Z

    It's a great idea, but lacking in systems integration logic: these should be able to do simple toggling. If I can turn on a light, won't I want to turn it off later? Commands are not logic based at all. I'm betting you already knew this though....

  87. Jonathan Strauß-avatar

    Jonathan Strauß

    2020-05-28T11:24:52.423Z

    The App is like Bixby routines. It's a nice App to start Google Assistant routines. But it's not working on my Note 10 Plus. It always says: Can't reach Internet connection. Please try again later if I tap on a widget. That is boring..... Fix it Google. Would love to use it.

  88. Mahmood Ali-avatar

    Mahmood Ali

    2020-07-01T20:03:33.687Z

    Triggered Automation would be extremely useful, e.g. when connected to WiFi network A send a text message to Tom, David and Harry saying I have arrived at Building A. Etc. Rather than clicking an icon. Be able to have automatically triggered commands similar to Apples shortcuts.

  89. Duke Miller-avatar

    Duke Miller

    2020-06-26T15:59:10.519Z

    This is an important thing to have, but is lacking in its integration abilities. Specifically I'd personally be wanting a way to call webhooks from Google assistant via a conversation. IFTTT can do this in a limited fashion, but doing it natively here would be a huge win.

  90. Paddi Baz-avatar

    Paddi Baz

    2020-07-12T14:19:21.790Z

    Needs improvement. Theres an option 4 th assistant not 2 read th action out loud but theres no option 4 it not 2 display on screen whats happening. Once displayed it remains on screen until u manually clear it. Th widgets r terrible. Resizable but they automatically & excessively emphasise th icon rather than th action name. Th smaller th widget th smaller th text is until its illegible while th icon size is pointlessly maintained until its unrecognisable. Ther shuld b a TEXT ONLY widget option.

  91. Solo Ripper-avatar

    Solo Ripper

    2020-07-05T20:19:57.795Z

    Awesome! I rarely can say these actions without tripping up or forgetting something and if my phone is on me this really helps. Wish there was a dark mode though. Also the widgets could use a better look. Other than that it's awesome.

  92. Benjamin Robert Duke Ashley-avatar

    Benjamin Robert Duke Ashley

    2020-05-22T16:45:43.377Z

    Wonderful idea. However each time I use a block on my home screen, a message tells me that I need an internet connection. (Which I clearly have, because it works via Google assistant) If I could resolve this, I would rate 5*****

  93. Steven Shadow-avatar

    Steven Shadow

    2020-05-26T00:04:10.750Z

    Exactly what I needed to alter the state of my smart home without having to talk (thus waking the baby) or cumbersomely type the same commands every single time. This is a great way to have a 'remote' for a smart home on a homescreen.

  94. Olie Lacey-avatar

    Olie Lacey

    2020-05-27T19:14:21.533Z

    Barely ever works, for example had a action to play a playlist. It would sometimes play it, sometimes play a different shared playlist, sometimes just say "assistant is unavailable" yet if I trigger the assistant it works. Uninstalling.

  95. Patrick Costenoble-avatar

    Patrick Costenoble

    2020-05-24T11:51:12.860Z

    Tried the app and I am fairly pleased with it. Had the same problem with the internet connection Turning of the battery saving mode resolved it. But this, of course, needs a fix...

  96. J B-avatar

    J B

    2020-05-26T22:09:51.413Z

    Functionality that I've been wanting in Google Home for years! All works pretty well, but I can't put the widgets in folders. This would increase the usability substantially. Keep up the good work.

  97. Micah Goldstein-avatar

    Micah Goldstein

    2020-07-12T01:37:35.380Z

    Needs some work! As others have said, it doesn't just perform the action without much fuss, it consumes the screen with the assistant interface. Not quite primetime.

  98. Cody DOrazio-avatar

    Cody DOrazio

    2020-05-28T01:43:52.557Z

    Apps ok... Yes it does do what it says, but it allows the assistant screen to pop up and it takes quite some time to register and do its job. I'd rather stick to talking to the assistant.

  99. Cyber Fame-avatar

    Cyber Fame

    2020-05-22T12:24:45.814Z

    Ohh look it's the budget tasker. Still can't trigger routines or the google assistant with my door sensor. I have now to click a button. You call that smart? That's a remote. What does the auto mean in automation. It's means pushing buttons, like a remote, according to gOoGLe. Alexa is so much better, can't wait till it has more languages, then byebye poodle

  100. Kristof Katzenberger-avatar

    Kristof Katzenberger

    2020-06-26T22:19:42.453Z

    good app, but I'd absolutely love it if i could use those blocks as icons instead of widgets, so that I can put my most used routines in a folder so that they don't take up a whole page.

  101. Robby S-avatar

    Robby S

    2020-05-25T12:17:41.569Z

    Love this app! I think it has a lot of potential over time to do more actions. Only thing I wish it would do is that when it does a command, that the Google assistant doesn't pop up and it just executes it in the background

  102. Kevin Stanislawski-avatar

    Kevin Stanislawski

    2020-05-21T23:15:53.493Z

    Near 5 stars but one big issue imo thats making me knock off two. Every time you hit a square you create, the assistant takes over the whole screen for 5-10 seconds as the commands play out. I wish it either didn't pop up at all, or was more minimal.

  103. neurawolf-avatar

    neurawolf

    2020-06-22T19:09:39.609Z

    It's nice to just click on something instead of speaking it out loud. But it's not as fast as speaking. I would wish that the widgets get circular instead of bulky white boxes.

  104. Karena Crawford-avatar

    Karena Crawford

    2020-05-26T18:57:30.931Z

    This app doesn't recognize requests to play music/playlists on YouTube Music. But it recognizes request to play music from Spotify. Hopefully Google will fix this in the future. Otherwise, it has promise.

  105. Randall Cochran-avatar

    Randall Cochran

    2020-05-22T19:36:56.179Z

    It's a helpful app that frankly should be built into Android. However, it looks awkward when you tap a button and the Assistant takes over the screen. I feel like there should be more icons to choose from as well, such as emoji.

  106. Sean Cromwell-avatar

    Sean Cromwell

    2020-05-26T19:41:49.921Z

    Great idea for the elderly. One suggestion, the widgets shouldn't be one tap to activate. It's too easy to accidentally press them by mistake. Maybe a long press or something.

  107. Benjamin Vogt-avatar

    Benjamin Vogt

    2020-05-24T03:52:45.150Z

    App doesn't work, completes the task when I test it but once it is placed on my screen and I click it it just says "cannot connect to google assistant". This could be a great app of it actually worked.

  108. Billi Morgan-avatar

    Billi Morgan

    2020-06-03T14:45:20.669Z

    Excellent being able to simplify voice actions and routines down to a single click. Feedback I'd give would be auto minimise the Google assistant overlay once it has sent it's command. And a dark mode version for the action blocks.

  109. Andrew Bailey-avatar

    Andrew Bailey

    2020-06-27T16:00:38.820Z

    Desperately needs to run in the background instead of opening Google Assistant and leaving it open. Would also benefit from a bigger Symbols library. It would be cool to allow third parties to create Symbol packs.

  110. Gian Carlo Saldito-avatar

    Gian Carlo Saldito

    2020-07-06T07:12:14.885Z

    The app is very useful and I love the way the shortcuts can be customized. But please add a Dark Mode feature and the widgets looks pleasing if it doesn't have sharp edges... roundes squares is nice. More support to this app.

  111. Keith Pittner-avatar

    Keith Pittner

    2020-05-22T01:10:33.359Z

    Works great! This really is a great way to use the Assistant to use in a quiet place or when you really can't remember exactly what you mean to say. I also set up an emergency sequence.

  112. Richard Goreham-avatar

    Richard Goreham

    2020-05-21T22:34:02.199Z

    Be nice to have the option to not show the assistant on my screen after an action. Just do the thing I request and then go back to the home screen. Still a very good app though!

  113. Myron Fernandez-avatar

    Myron Fernandez

    2020-09-05T02:12:00.858Z

    Simple, efficient, and works exactly as expected. Which is to say, perfectly.

  114. Spencer Ashby-avatar

    Spencer Ashby

    2020-05-22T07:02:40.144Z

    NO INTERNET CONNECTION FIX. It appears that battery saver options interfere with the app when they are active. When disabled I got back full functionality. Excited to continue testing this app out.

  115. Taksheel Joshi-avatar

    Taksheel Joshi

    2020-05-30T19:09:36.862Z

    While the functionality works good, it lacks deep integrations with third-party apps and extended uses. The actions which are currently available can already be done easier and faster comparatively.

  116. mark palmos-avatar

    mark palmos

    2020-05-28T08:21:23.315Z

    This is a good start, there could be a lot more actions and triggers, like ones to control the phone, like ITTT does... But without needing to root the phone.

  117. Emerline LA-avatar

    Emerline LA

    2020-05-25T05:23:00.271Z

    Nice concept, poor end result. Action tested ok but the home screen button doesn't work. It showed an error message citing internet connection problem - which is not true.

  118. Julian Thomas-avatar

    Julian Thomas

    2020-06-02T07:38:39.794Z

    Promising concept, but it would be much better if we had the option to design the look of the button widgets we create. Right now they look pretty plain and ugly on your screen.

  119. Fernando Garza-avatar

    Fernando Garza

    2020-05-22T18:50:31.344Z

    At first it worked, but when I tried to use it later in the day "unable to reach Google assistant" message appeared making it unusable.

  120. HARISH SHENOY-avatar

    HARISH SHENOY

    2020-07-13T05:59:45.436Z

    This app is created with a good initiative of simplifying the work, but the app won't work sometimes. And also sometimes it will be time consuming as well.

  121. James Spieles-avatar

    James Spieles

    2020-05-28T18:52:44.261Z

    "Unable to reach assistant" have to reset phone to get it to work then get same message hours later. Installed 2 days ago and have reset phone 5 times. Please fix. Love the idea.

  122. Ryan Knipe-avatar

    Ryan Knipe

    2020-05-27T22:32:19.105Z

    A promising start. The app could make clear that you can string multiple commands together. (Tip: use 'and' between commands).

  123. Joey Fields-avatar

    Joey Fields

    2020-05-22T18:04:43.839Z

    It just doesn't work. It would have been so helpful for older people using smart technology. Very disappointed that this isn't even a beta app. Performs like it's still a concept.

  124. Mr Ş Akincay-avatar

    Mr Ş Akincay

    2020-05-28T07:56:46.187Z

    Does not work on Samsung S10+ / Android 10. Only reads out " action " and will not proceed any further. What's the point in releasing something if it does not yet work 🤔

  125. Vishnu Jayapal-avatar

    Vishnu Jayapal

    2020-06-11T00:30:16.116Z

    Good start. But.. • A shortcut/widget should operate in the *BACKGROUND*. It brings up assistant to foreground. • No way to *IMPORT* existing routines. • Also, *UGLY* icons.

  126. Faceless Fan-avatar

    Faceless Fan

    2020-05-30T22:50:09.100Z

    Would like to add more than one command to a button. Also when I activate the button I cannot activate another button after the first button. Unable to communicate with Assistant.

  127. Clarence Moore-avatar

    Clarence Moore

    2020-05-27T07:41:17.902Z

    Wonderfully handy. Is it possible to sync created blocks between devices? If it doesn't work for anyone how about putting your phone model and Android version? Works perfectly on Pixel 3a, Android 10 May patch.

  128. Robert Smith-avatar

    Robert Smith

    2020-07-24T03:32:46.928Z

    Issue Launching YouTube Music: While Action Blocks will open the YouTube music app by entering a command to play Beatles music, if I set an Action Block to Play My "xxxxx" playlist on YouTube Music or Shuffle My "xxxxx" Playlist on YouTube Music the Google Music app launches instead of the YouTube Music app

  129. Justin Van Dyk-avatar

    Justin Van Dyk

    2020-07-23T07:54:06.270Z

    Wow! This app could do some refining like faster actions and better looking widget design. However, functionality wise this is a quick way to control my lights or even launch PUBG on a certain from Stadia. This is the future!

  130. Matthew Arriaga-avatar

    Matthew Arriaga

    2020-06-16T04:00:57.215Z

    I have been looking for this capability for years! Thank you. Briefly tested with turning off mibox, and it works perfectly.

  131. Mark Burke-avatar

    Mark Burke

    2020-06-02T00:53:08.573Z

    Good concept and I can't wait until it actually works. One of the examples given is to"tell me the time". Their example doesn't even work.

  132. Koustav Pramanik-avatar

    Koustav Pramanik

    2020-05-27T06:00:04.776Z

    It's allowing to place only 1 block to my home screen. I want to put 6. Not impressed at all. This app has a lot of potential to be good. But right now, improvement has to be made.

  133. Christopher Chin-avatar

    Christopher Chin

    2020-06-02T06:21:23.675Z

    It's okay. Widgets look very average and choice of icons is really poor. Functional but fails on style. Update: Absolutely rubbish. Freezes my Note9 . Surprised this came from Google. Should be removed from App Store.

  134. Raymond Jensen-avatar

    Raymond Jensen

    2020-05-21T17:25:30.166Z

    All it does is substitutes Google's voice for my voice in the Google Assistant app. Also, it get stuck in the options that Google Assistant needs before it can complete a task. Not very useful so far. Tasker does a far better job.

  135. Troy Rijkaard-avatar

    Troy Rijkaard

    2020-05-27T16:41:21.249Z

    Can't get past the initial screen without allowing Google to use my data for analytics. A shame as it looked quite interesting.

  136. Todd Doi-avatar

    Todd Doi

    2020-05-28T09:11:40.163Z

    Still very, very glitchy. Can't complete simple actions like set brightness, or volume. "Unable to reach the Google Assistant."

  137. Gideon Yiow-avatar

    Gideon Yiow

    2020-05-22T18:00:21.778Z

    Hi Google. It work perfectly first few times. But after few times, it kept prompting unable to reach google assistant. How to resolve this

  138. Dean Lewis-avatar

    Dean Lewis

    2020-06-26T10:27:07.460Z

    Would like to see all the power of creating a routine, with a string of actions that can be taken through one press - listing Google speakers/lights, etc. Also widgets that can be okay at icon size as well as large.

  139. John B.-avatar

    John B.

    2020-05-26T22:09:56.550Z

    If you get can't reach internet error, make sure eyou turn off the battery optimization for this app on the settings of your phone. It will work after that setting is done

  140. Nikunj Syngal-avatar

    Nikunj Syngal

    2020-05-27T13:20:22.844Z

    It can only create one action at a time, that will be sent to Google Assistant. I cannot sequence actions or add multiple actions with one trigger.

  141. Sasa Bozilovic-avatar

    Sasa Bozilovic

    2020-06-24T13:07:58.210Z

    When i place an action block on my home screen, it says that there is a problem doing this action, although i tested it and it works.

  142. Thomas Obeid-avatar

    Thomas Obeid

    2020-05-22T19:15:41.546Z

    Worked well for the one action I tested - streaming a radio station to a particular home mini speaker. However, the home screen widgets look horrible

  143. Wiktor Owczarek-avatar

    Wiktor Owczarek

    2020-07-10T01:44:32.131Z

    Great idea.. poor execution. Would be amazing if the action was executed instantly, but it's painfully slow.

  144. undefyned-avatar

    undefyned

    2020-06-25T11:04:02.576Z

    Make it such that it creates android shortcuts please! Something that'll allow us to bind it to a click from an external application. This is the only app that is able to execute such commands and is great for automation! Thank you! 😄

  145. Josh Holmes-avatar

    Josh Holmes

    2020-05-22T23:56:19.897Z

    Google assistant crashes at times and I'd prefer it not have to open Google assistant screen every time I click on the widget. But functionable.

  146. Brandon Xia-avatar

    Brandon Xia

    2020-07-07T16:38:47.249Z

    Can't have any complaints. Basically makes widgets that transforms your phone into a remote for your home.

  147. Martin Holeysovsky-avatar

    Martin Holeysovsky

    2020-06-02T14:30:55.589Z

    It works, but I find it kind of useless. The blocks can't even be 1x1 icons so it takes too much space anyway

  148. Shrinidhi Hosamane-avatar

    Shrinidhi Hosamane

    2020-05-29T17:13:04.126Z

    Excellent app to simplify some of routine actions using the power of Google assistant. Set it up for others who may not to good with functionalities of phone.

  149. Stephen Thoms-avatar

    Stephen Thoms

    2020-05-22T23:35:30.250Z

    Just brilliant. For repeated things much quicker and easier that talking. Can also make the icons much smaller.

  150. Abs-avatar

    Abs

    2020-05-21T21:36:04.475Z

    Good idea, but add the functionality to allow applying an image from Google Photos, not just locally or from Google Drive.