Google Now To Start Reminding You About Your BillsBy: Chris Crum - May 16, 2014
Google is reportedly adding bill pay reminders to Google Now, which will notify users about upcoming bills that are due, and how much they cost. Google reportedly gains this information from users’ Gmail accounts.
Cult of Android reports:
No configuration is necessary in order to register for this service. Google has the facility to generate its bill payment reminder cards by scanning through emails in a user’s Gmail inbox and picking out relevant information. It then condenses this data and displays it in a card, which is housed in the Search application, otherwise known as Google Now.
Compatibility is fairly restricted for this new feature, but it’s thought that support for additional services will be added in the not-too-distant future. Amongst the few supported payment processors are American Express, Bank of America, MasterCard and Visa.
This reportedly comes as an update to the Google Search app on Google Play, though we’re not seeing that yet.
The feature certainly makes sense and fits the general purpose of Google Now quite nicely. Google has added numerous types of cards to the service since first launching. As of right now, Google lists the following card types: Boarding Pass, Activity Summary, Next Appointment, Traffic & Transit, Flights, Weather, Restaurant Reservations, Events, Hotels, Friends’ Birthdays, Your Birthday, Location Reminders, Event Reminders, Packages, Sports, Movies, Time Reminders, Concerts, Stocks, Zillow, Fandango, Developing Story & Breaking News, Research Topic, New Video Games, New Books, Nearby Events, Public Alerts, Places, Translation, Nearby Photo Spots, New Albums, Public Transit, Nearby Attractions, Time at Home, News Topic Card, What to Watch Card, New TV Episodes, Website Update Card.
Earlier this month, Google added parking information, and a card that shows when you’re near a store that carries a product you searched for.
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