Google Now may soon remind you to pay your bills

Google Now may soon remind you to pay your bills
Google Now is an incredibly useful piece of software. It started out being able to bring you weather reports, sports scores, commute info, meeting reminders, and more. Over time, it has added a bunch of new features, and it looks like it may be about to add another nice feature. Google Now may soon remind you to pay your bills.

This feature is being assumed once again from a bit of code that was found by the good guys over at Android Police. According to the snippets of code, it looks like Google is getting ready to offer reminders based on when you have bills due, including credit card bills, or utilities. It seems like it will be pulling this data from your Gmail, so it might count on you having the notice email in your inbox. But, it does appear as though it will offer a bit more than just reminders; it could link you directly to the website where you'd pay the bill, and show you your previous month's balance. 

This could certainly be a nice feature, but we're a bit more excited to see the last feature that was found in the code: inferred events. That seems much more interesting, because it would automatically add events to your Google Calendar if you mention an event in a Hangout chat or email. Either way, Google Now looks like it will keep on getting better and better. 

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7 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This'll help forgetful guys like myself lots!

2. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I hope you can turn it off because notifications can become annoying

3. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm sure you can, because you can turn off other things when you don't want to see them. Like sports scores, stocks, etc. Usually it will ask you if you want a reminder of this "event" again when you swipe the reminder away.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It true Google now ask me what types of information is important to me. E.g Whether the weather at home and office is important and say yes. Now they display weather in both locations. Very handy.

5. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

It would be cool if Google now could warn me of a contact on my phone is in close proximity to me. Like a warning that my gf is arriving lol.

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Or when you had said you are sick and took leave and boss is near you when you are with your GF...

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Prediction: This is going to freak a lot of people out and make them paranoid about Google's intrusiveness. I could easily see this freaking people out like the ads tailored to you from scanning gmail years ago.

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