Do you have plans to integrate with Google Assistant using https://developers.google.com/actions/extending-the-assistant? It would be nice to be able to create tasks by talking instead of having to go into the app.
+1 for this idea. Google Assistant lets deveopers create their own assistants really easily. A user can then just ask “let me talk to Asana”, and Asana would start talking, dialogue-style. Much better when you’re out driving. It would feel like having a secretary with access to your projects on the phone.
+1 for me as well.
Also, I’d like to see the same feature recently added for Asana/Siri (https://blog.asana.com/2017/11/new-siri-integration-asana-2/) added for Asana/Android/Google Assistant.
I had a solution for this for the past year using IFTTT that worked great and I used it all the time:
If You say "task to self $", then send an email from <myemail.address.com> to email@example.com
which would connect Google Assistant to Gmail, putting the “$” in the subject field and immediately create a new My Task for me; a great way to add a reminder or note on the fly by voice.
Unfortunately something at IFTTT broke a couple months ago and I since then only get an error “There was a problem with the Gmail service” which I reported to IFTTT and they acknowledged and promised to fix, but it’s been weeks.
I managed to pull this off with a custom applet in IFTTT.
My finished applet is here (though I’m not sure is public): https://ifttt.com/applets/68121648d-if-you-say-add-to-my-asana-then-create-task
- Create new applet
- Trigger is Google assistant’s “Say a phrase with a text ingredient”
- Action is Asana’s “Create task”
- The configuration was straightforward. I don’t think anyone in this thread will have any trouble.
Yes, please! I use GA to record tasks while driving.
Thanks! Your applet was not public but was simple to recreate as you indicated and worked perfectly for me. (When I originally made my custom applet connecting Google Assistant with Gmail, there was no Asana integration with IFTTT!)
Paul, I recognize your name from years of helpful posts and videos about Chrome, DevTools and web/front-end technologies in general; thank you so much for all that too; always helpful and reliable! It’s nice to see you here. I’ll return the favor with any Bay Area Asana help if should you need it (I’m a constant Asana user for work/personal use since early on.)
I’ll add a separate question on OAuth 2.0 and Personal Access Tokens and Asana.
+1 for this. An obvious use for Google Assistant.
Same for me!