Google Assistant integration?

integrations
voice

#1

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.


#2

+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.


#3

+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 x@mail.asana.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.


#4

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.

Cheers


#5

Yes, please! I use GA to record tasks while driving.


#6

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 (When I originally made my custom applet connecting Google Assistant with Gmail, there was no Asana integration with IFTTT!)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.


#7

+1 for this. An obvious use for Google Assistant.


#8

Same for me!


#9

Hi Paul, trying to do that, stuck on the IFTTT “Assignee” field, it says “Loading…” but does’nt load anything… Pity…


#10

No news from IFTTT after them a request for assistance … Sad… "Assigned to" IFTTT field cannot be filed when creating Asana IFTTT recipe


Any plans to integrate with Google Now?
#11

I want that too!


#12

I’ve built an Action on Google which does this. Try it by saying:

Hey Google, Ask Asana Unofficial to add task Get Milk

Check out this blog post for more. https://medium.com/@0xcaff/introducing-asana-unofficial-action-on-google-b7d8ff0b676f


#13

Would love to see this feature added. +1 for me! Specifically the ability to create tasks and have the google assistant ask me which workspace and project it would belong to.