Are you ready for the Google news? We have details on new Google Now cards and an Ara module store. Meanwhile, Jawbone releases a fun app for social junkies.
Google Now keeps getting better with every update, and today the Search Giant is giving us a couple new cards. These won’t always be in your feed, but you will be glad to see them every time they are.
One of them is the new eclipse card, which let’s you know al the details on eclipses when they are visible from where you are. The other card offers police information, tracking their major activity around your area.
Opinion: These are very interesting cards. I can’t wait to see them in action next time either of these show up in my Google Now feed.
Project Ara is set to launch early next year and we are getting ready to sign up for the modular device. Don’t fret, Google is also getting ready for the launch and now we are hearing there will be a dedicated store.
It will feature recommendations and reviews for a long list of modules. Google’s Paul Eremenko says the site will be similar to the software model of the Play Store.
Opinion: I would have liked to see this store being merged with the Google Play Store, but the separation definitely makes sense. After all, people may find the Project Ara stuff confusing.
Jawbone has announced Drop, a new app that allows users, or groups, to control playlists via tweets. It uses Twitter’s just-announced Fabric platform to control Rdio and Spotify playlists.
The users can simply add songs to current playlists via twitter, without having to connect to the bluetooth speakers or main devices. You do need a paid premium subscription from Rdio or Spotify, though.
Opinion: I have been trying to find a seamless way to allow users to add music to a party playlist. This seems to be the best I have seen so far. I do hope it works with more than just Jawbone devices, though.