In this tutorial, you will learn about a method to give voice commands to GitHub, Jira, Outlook Calendar, Google Analytics, etc. There is actually a free AI based voice assistant service called, “Katella” that can help you do that. It allows you to perform various actions on the supported enterprise applications just by using your voice. That means you can give voice commands to these applications for the actions. It uses Google Assistant (or even Google Home device) to execute the voice commands.
Currently, it supports 9 different enterprise applications which you can connect to Katella for giving voice commands. But, it also allows you to add custom apps from the “Settings”. Apart from giving voice commands, this service also allows you to give text commands to the applications via Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Hangouts Chat. You can even invite team members for collaboration.
How to Give Voice Commands to GitHub, Jira, Outlook Calendar, Google Analytics, etc.:
To get started, the first thing you need to do is open the homepage of Katella and then create a new account. Then it will ask you to create a team and invite team members to proceed. When you’re done with that, it will initially ask you to choose the enterprise applications that you want to use via Katella.
After that, the dashboard will open up and you would need to authorize the selected applications. To do that, simply select any of the applications under the “Authorized Apps” section and then click on the “Authorize” button. Then you can connect your account for that particular app to make it usable via Katella voice commands.
Once you’re done with authorizing all the selected enterprise applications, you can go ahead and choose “Google Assistant” as the messaging client. To do that, the first thing you need to do is open Google Assistant on your Android phone and say “talk to Katella AI”. As soon as you do that, it will provide you with a link to connect Katella AI with Google. If you’re using a Google Home device, then the link will be sent to you via email.
After you’re done linking Katella AI with Google, you can start using Google Assistant to give voice commands to all the connected enterprise applications. Now, as an example, let me show you how this voice assistant works with “GitHub”.
To get started, simply open Google Assistant by saying Hey Google or Ok Google and say “talk to Katella AI”. When you do that, it will get connected to Katella and you can start giving different voice commands for GitHub. Some of the Katella voice commands for GitHub are as follows:
- show my repos
- get github leaderboard
- show old github prs
- get all commits by username in the last 7 days
- prs that mention me
- get user’s pull request for repo ABC
The below image shows two different voice commands I have executed for GitHub using Katella. The commands include “show my repos” and “get all commits by username in the last 7 days”.
So, this is how you can give voice commands to the other connected applications as well. Apart from Google Assistant, you can also use Slack, Hangouts Chat, and Microsoft Teams to give text commands instead of voice commands to the connected applications.
If you have been looking for a way to make using enterprise applications much easier and fun, then start using Katella right away. It makes it quite simple and convenient for you to use these applications with just your voice. You can use Google Assistant as your personal voice assistant for using these applications. No more manually creating calendar events or scheduling meetings, opening GitHub just to see the commits or pull requests, etc.