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Actions on Google: Developer Relations Quotes sample using Node.js and Cloud Functions for Firebase

This sample shows an app for the Google Assistant using Actions on Google that provides the user with a random quote from a Developer Relations Googler by fetching data via an HTTP request to an external URL.

Setup Instructions


Note: This sample uses Firebase Cloud Functions to make an HTTP request to a non-Google service. The free Firebase Spark Plan only allows outbound network calls to Google services. If you plan to run the sample, you will need to temporarily upgrade to a Firebase plan that allows for outbound networking, such as the Blaze Plan (Pay as you go.).

  1. Use the Actions on Google Console to add a new project with a name of your choosing and click Create Project.
  2. Click Skip, located on the top right to skip over category selection menu.
  3. On the left navigation menu under BUILD, click on Actions. Click on Add Your First Action and choose your app's language(s).
  4. Select Custom intent, click BUILD. This will open a Dialogflow console. Click CREATE.
  5. Click on the gear icon to see the project settings.
  6. Select Export and Import.
  7. Select Restore from zip. Follow the directions to restore from the agent.zip file in this repo.
  8. Deploy the fulfillment webhook provided in the functions folder using Google Cloud Functions for Firebase:
    1. Follow the instructions to set up and initialize Firebase SDK for Cloud Functions. Make sure to select the project that you have previously generated in the Actions on Google Console and to reply N when asked to overwrite existing files by the Firebase CLI.
    2. Run firebase deploy --only functions and take note of the endpoint where the fulfillment webhook has been published. It should look like Function URL (quotes): https://${REGION}-${PROJECT}.cloudfunctions.net/quotes
  9. Go back to the Dialogflow console and select Fulfillment from the left navigation menu.
  10. Enable Webhook, set the value of URL to the Function URL from the previous step, then click Save.
  11. Go back to the Actions on Google console and select the project that you have created for this sample.
  12. Type Talk to my test app in the simulator, or say OK Google, talk to my test app to any Actions on Google enabled device signed into your developer account.

For more detailed information on deployment, see the documentation.

References and How to report bugs

How to make contributions?

Please read and follow the steps in the CONTRIBUTING.md.




Your use of this sample is subject to, and by using or downloading the sample files you agree to comply with, the Google APIs Terms of Service.


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