OUT AND ABOUT

Natural way to interact

Voice based service for google home that intelligently finds events and activities based on your requests

Ask for the information you need

Get time, locations and other information for events and activities by just asking

Confirmation and understanding

Service will ask for confirmation for events and activities that google home might have misheard

Contextual Questions and Answers

Ask follow on questions, request additional information, the system will understand the context of the questions and give appropriate answers

About Us

Work hard, play hard? Great… Work hard don’t play at all? Then maybe we can help find events and activities to get you out and about so that you can play a bit more.

Ours is a voice only service for the google home personal assistant that will help you find events and activities in your local area. The service works like the friend you had at school who was always in the know about what was happening, where and when, except that you don’t have to pull any favours to get the information, just ask and you will receive.

Conversations

Talking is one of the most effective and natural ways of communication, our service on google home has been designed and developed to provide the information you need in a natural way like you’re having a conversation with a friend. It will try to understand the context of what you’re asking and will try its best to get clarification of what you want. Below are some examples of what it can do.

General events search

General events search

General search for events and activities will usually return a list of events using tomorrow and the devices location as defaults for the date and location. The list of events can be further queried to find the information and events of interest.

Find events

There are 65 events in London tomorrow, shall I give the names of the top 5?

ok

Ok, the top 5 events are, 1, Daniel Cook: He?S Simple, He?S Dumb, He?S Daniel Cook. 2, The Wipers Times. 3, Adam Kay - Fingering a Minor On the Piano. 4, Pappy?S Flatshare Slamdown. 5, TJ & Dave.

where and when is TJ & Dave being shown

Date time for next showing of \"TJ & Dave\", is 10 April 2017 at 20:00, at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE, Great Britain

List repeat and move to next set of results

List repeat and move to next set of results

Navigation of the list of events found is as easy using everyday conversational speech to ask the service to repeat or continue to the next set of results.

give me the list again

Ok, the top 5 events are, 1, Daniel Cook: He?S Simple, He?S Dumb, He?S Daniel Cook. 2, The Wipers Times. 3, Adam Kay - Fingering a Minor On the Piano. 4, Pappy?S Flatshare Slamdown. 5, TJ & Dave.

where and when is TJ & Dave being shown

Date time for next showing of \"TJ & Dave\", is 10 April 2017 at 20:00, at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE, Great Britain

give me the next list

Ok, the next 5 events are 1, Caste. 2, Pretenders. 3, An American In Paris. 4, Adam Kay - Fingering A Minor On The Piano. 5, MY BABY.

Context aware question and answer

Context aware question and answer

Sometimes you want more information about an event or activity by asking a follow on question, the service understands this and will give the correct response.

Ok, the next 5 events are 1, Caste. 2, Pretenders. 3, An American In Paris. 4, Adam Kay - Fingering A Minor On The Piano. 5, MY BABY.

where is Adam Kay being shown

Adam Kay - Fingering a Minor On the Piano\", is playng at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE, Great Britain

at what time

Date time for next showing of \"Adam Kay - Fingering a Minor On the Piano\", is 10 April 2017 at 20:30

Request clarification

Request Clarification

The Out About service on google home, this shows a general search for events and activities. Find out more at https://www.outabout.ai/

The google home device will sometimes hear incorrect words or phrases, out and about is smart enough to ask for clarification when it doesn't understand something. (yes this really happened!!)

Ok, the next 5 events are 1, The Girls. 2, Daniel Cook: He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s Daniel Cook. 3, Crab Taxidermy. 4, The Glass Menagerie. 5, Motown The Musical.

where is crap Taxidermy being shown (home heard "crap" rather then "crab")

Sorry i do not understand "crap taxidermy", did you mean "Crab Taxidermy"

yes

"Crab Taxidermy", is playng at Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London, N7 0SF  , United Kingdom

Search for different types of events

Search for different types of events

You can ask out and about to try and search for any types of events, the system will always try its best to find what your after.

You can also specify an exact date or generic time ranges i.e. "next week", "next month"

find rap music for next week

Found 11 matching results, in London between 10 April 2017 and 16 April 2017, shall I give the names of the top 5?

find family events for next month

There are 3 family events in London between 1 May 2017 and 31 May 2017; shall I list their names?

no find concerts for next month

There are 2638 events, in London between 1 May 2017 and 31 May 2017; shall I give the names of the top 5?

no find sporting events for next month

There are 15 sports events in London between 1 May 2017 and 31 May 2017, shall I give the names of the top 5?