Google Reply smart quick reply app now available for download, here’s how it works

It was reported that Google is testing Reply app to bring smart replies to messaging apps and now the app is released in beta and the APK is now available for everyone to use. From the looks of it, the app does exactly what it says; you get automated response in shortcuts in message notifications. It works on Android 7.0 (Nougat) devices or later. Let’s see how to set it up and get it to work.  Firstly, you need to download the APK from here and install it (Since it is Google signed APK, it is safe to install) Once you open the app, you will be asked to link your Google account so that it can offer more intelligence and personalized automated responses. It will request your permission for notifications/location access Then gives you few options for further customization like fully automated responses depending on the circumstances. Once you are done setting up, you’ll notice bubbles with automated response options in your messaging notifications. It works with Twitter DMs, Android Messages, and Hangouts, and from the way it works, we’re pretty sure it will work on almost any app that supports replying via a notification. The app quite doesn’t get jokes just …
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Google’s Reply app is shaping up to be the messaging assistant of my dreams


Last week, we heard that Google was working on Reply, an AI-powered app that lets you reply to texts from various messaging apps by tapping on contextually meaningful replies right in your notifications. I just sideloaded a beta version of it earlier today, and it already looks pretty promising as an assistant that helps you text faster. Once you’ve installed Reply on your Android device and granted it the necessary permissions, the app will take over notifications from services like WhatsApp, Twitter DM, Hangouts, and Slack, and add buttons labeled with responses; tap one and it’ll send it out instantly.…

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Hands-on with Reply, Google’s new smart reply app

Last week, we reported about one of Google’s newest products being tested at Area 120. The app is called “Reply” and allows Google’s predictive reply algorithm to work with non-Google messaging apps like Whatsapp, Twitter DMs, or Facebook Messenger. Today, the app has leaked onto APK Mirror where anyone can download and set it up, all you need is to set it up with a Google Account. We’ve set it up on our Google Pixel 2 XL and have gone through the setup so you take a look at what the app offers. In order for the app to work, it needs permission to see your notifications….

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Around a week ago we heard that Google was going to test a new app called Reply, which allegedly ports Allo’s Smart Reply functionality over to a wider number of apps. Looks like the test has started rolling out, and we’ve gotten our hands on the APK. So far, Reply seems to fulfill its promises: you get mostly-apt automated response shortcuts in message notifications. 

Google only just started closed beta testing for Reply today, but we managed to get our hands on a leaked build.

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Breed Reply launches new investor search for great IoT startups

IoT incubator Breed Reply has launched a new search for early-stage IoT businesses that have the potential to benefit from funding, advice, and support.

This is the seventh time that the company has run its Best in Breed talent-search programme.

Last year, one-third of Breed Reply’s 18-strong portfolio raised a total of more than $ 50 million in Series A funding from investors.

Funding for growth

Breed Reply funds and supports the development of early-stage companies in the Internet of Things, in Europe and the USA. Based in London, with offices in Germany and Italy, the incubator’s aim is to support talent by bringing new ideas to market swiftly.

Its grant programme provides early-stage funding and supports startups with active operational involvement – managerial and technological expertise, as well as go-to market support through its Reply network.

It focuses on investing in IOT applications for: health; fitness and wellness; smart buildings and cities; security; industrial IoT; big data; platforms; and drones.

Success stories

Many of the companies in Breed Reply’s portfolio were discovered through previous Best in Breed talent searches, including:

Canard Drones (Spain) www.canarddrones.com
Inova Design (health & wellness, UK) www.inovadesign.co.uk
Cocoon (smart homes, UK) www.cocoon.life
Kokoon (wellness, UK) www.kokoon.io
Connecterra (agritech, Netherlands) www.connecterra.io
RazorSecure (cybersecurity, UK) www.razorsecure.com
enModus (smart buildings, UK) www.enmodus.com
Senseye (industrial IoT, UK) www.senseye.io
Gymcraft (wellness, Spain) www.gymcraft.es
Sentryo (industrial security, France) www.sentryo.net
Iotic Labs (IoT platform, UK) www.iotic-labs.com
Wearable Technologies (industrial health & safety, UK) www.wearable.technology

The route to success

Emanuele Angelidis, chief executive of Breed Reply, told Internet of Business that the most important thing in a good disruptive startup is its people. “You can have fantastic ideas, but if the team can’t execute them correctly then they will fail. Good management can overcome lots of other problems. It is not always the very best ideas that succeed.”

He said the three most common characteristics in successful IoT startups are:-

  • Excellent people
  • technology that solves a market problem
  • a sustainable, scalable business model.

“If you look at all the businesses we invest in, they are fixing an issue,” he said. “For example, Senseye helps manufacturers prevent machine downtime through predictive analysis. FoodMarble has produced a device that can help people with digestive problems, and Connecterra has developed a wearable device for cows that not only improves the productivity of the herd, but also delivers benefits across the whole farming ecosystem.

“These are age-old problems that are found across the globe. The emergence of IoT is creating effective solutions to some of them, and new business models. So the opportunities for this technology are evident. But whatever the solution, the technology needs to be sustainable and scalable.

“By that, we mean it has a long-term use, and it’s good enough to survive the inevitable arrival of competition – and can be replicated for different territories. Start-ups that tick all of these boxes will do well in Best in Breed.”

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Applications should be submitted online by 16th of March at 23:59 GMT.


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Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

Google’s messaging app strategy is a huge mess, but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messages is Smart Reply, which offers three responses based on context for you to quickly reply to your contacts. Google is now working to expand this beyond its own suite of products, and is opening up a limited test to Android users to add the feature to other chat apps, such as Slack and Skype.

According to a sign-up page for the app appropriately called Reply, Google is potentially interested in making the feature work on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, and Twitter DMs. Smart Reply can already figure out basic context to a conversation — for example, if a person sends you an email…

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Google to expand Smart Reply feature to third party apps

Google’s Smart Reply feature might be made into an app that would provide these predictive answers in third party messaging apps. This means that other apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat would be able to offer contextually suggestive answers like on Allo and Inbox by Gmail. This news comes from Android Police where a reader sent in an email from a department of Google’s that tests experimental products. This email was sent to those who signed up to receive such notifications and a sign up form can be filled out to test this new app. The email outlined a few features of…

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Google is testing ‘Reply,’ a new app that adds smart replies to popular messaging apps

One of Allo’s highlight features is Smart Reply, where the app guesses what you might respond to a message with, and adds a button to send that response. A few other apps have implemented it as well, like Android Messages, but usually not in notifications. Google seems to be testing an app called ‘Reply,’ which adds smart replies to other messaging apps.

Invites to test Reply were sent out by Area 120, a division of Google that works on experimental products.

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Google and Twitter told Congress they do not believe Russian trolls interfered in last year’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey. Facebook didn’t reply.

The companies’ comments came in response to another round of questions from Congress.

Google and Twitter told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that they did not spot any attempts by Russian agents to spread disinformation on their sites when voters headed to the polls in Virginia and New Jersey last year.

Facebook, on the other hand, sidestepped the matter entirely.

The admissions — published Thursday — came in response to another round of questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which grilled all three tech giants at a hearing last year to probe the extent to which Russian-aligned trolls sowed social and political unrest during the 2016 presidential race.

Specifically, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris asked the companies if they had “seen any evidence of state-sponsored information operations associated with American elections in 2017, including the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey.”

In response, Twitter said it is “not aware of any specific state-sponsored attempts to interfere in any American elections in 2017, including the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections.”

Google, meanwhile, said similarly it had “not specifically detected any abuse of our platforms in connection with the 2017 state elections.”

Facebook, however, answered the question — without actually answering it.

“We have learned from the 2016 election cycle and from elections worldwide this last year,” the company began in its short reply. “We have incorporated that learning into our automated systems and human review and have greatly improved in preparation for the upcoming elections. We hope to continue learning and improving through increased industry cooperation and dialogue with law enforcement moving forward.”

A spokesman for Facebook did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment Thursday.

The companies’ replies to Congress — dated earlier this month — may offer only limited consolation to lawmakers who are worried that the tech industry is unprepared for an even larger election in November 2018. That’s why lawmakers like Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who sits on the Intelligence Committee, have sought to regulate the political ads that appear on major social media sites.

During the 2016 election, Facebook said that more than 126 million U.S. users had seen some form of Russian propaganda over the course of the 2016 election, including ads purchased by trolls tied to the Kremlin as well as organic posts, like photos and status updates, that appeared in their feeds. Similar content appeared on Instagram, affecting an additional 20 million U.S. users.

Google, meanwhile, previously informed Congress that it had discovered that Russian agents spent about $ 4,700 on ads and launched 18 channels on YouTube, posting more than 1,100 videos that had been viewed about 309,000 times.

And Twitter told lawmakers at first that it found 2,752 accounts tied to the Russia-aligned Internet Research Agency. Last week, however, the company updated that estimate, noting that Russian trolls had more than 3,000 accounts — while Russian-based bots talking about election-related issues numbered more than 50,000.

Facebook, Twitter and Google each has promised improvements in the wake of the 2016 president election. All three tech companies have committed to building new dashboards that will show information about who buys some campaign advertisements, for example. Facebook also pledged to hire 1,000 more content moderators to review ads.


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Android Messages getting Smart Reply feature

Android Messages Smart Reply

Smart Reply is a Google feature that aims to make it easy for you to quickly reply to a friend. This feature has been in Allo for awhile now, and today it’s coming to another Android app.

Android Messages is gaining Smart Reply support. The news was confirmed by Google’s official Project Fi account on Twitter, which said that Smart Reply for Android Messages is rolling out today. 

As you can see in the image above, Smart Reply will base its suggestions on what the person you’re talking to says to you. For example, if the other person says “I have the perfect new cheese to try.” when you’re talking about pizza, Smart Reply will suggest a thumbs up emoji, the phrase “What kind?”, or the word “Nice.”

Google has said that Smart Reply will learn from you and improve over time, so this feature will get better the more you use it. Android Messages seems to be Google’s main messaging app, so it’s good to see the Smart Reply feature making the jump to it from Allo and exposing more users to it.

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