Google recently launched new experimental service – Google Talk Guru. This service allows you to get information like sports results, weather forecasts, definitions etc via chat.
It works with any platform that can run Google Talk such as Google’s official GTalk, Pandion, EBuddy Mobile Messenger and lot of other Jabber clients. In short its one of the contacts you have in your messenger contact list. Its extremely easy to get started with Google Talk Guru. You need to follow these steps:
- Sign into a chat client that supports Google Talk
- Send a chat invitation to email@example.com. It gets added instantly!
- Find guru in your contact list and send chat queries to guru as shown in examples below.
To get sports score of Arsenal, type and send “score arsenal”
Similarly, you can try following and your own queries.
Sports Score: score arsenal
Weather: weather Nairobi
Calculate: 123 * 45
Currency: 120 KES to USD
Definition: define laptop
Translation: translate earth to French
Web result: web Mount Kenya
Help: help translate
It like chatting with real friend and getting answers instantly. Guru returns accurate answers if you ask exact question about what is needed. I’m sure you will have more fun getting answers from Guru rather than searching through pile of stale results in Google.com. Especially sports scores are real time and you would enjoy getting scores of all sorts of games from this single place.
You can find more information about Guru at http://guru.googlelabs.com/ and if you wish to provide feedback about Guru to Google.