Although Samsung introduced Bixby back in 2017 in an attempt to bring its own virtual assistant, the company’s effort didn’t really yield decent success. However, in November last year, the company opened up the ecosystem for third-party developers to incorporate the digital assistant in their own products. Earlier today, Samsung announced that it is launching the Bixby marketplace in the United States and South Korea to help developers offer more personalized experience to customers.
According to the company, the Bixby Marketplace will now be available through the Bixby main page which can be easily accessed by users by using the dedicated Bixby key found in Samsung smartphone. Afterwards, they will be able to search for services or ‘Capsules’ organized by different categories such as Productivity, Business and Finance, Sports and Shopping.
Moreover, users will be able to search for capsules according to different filters or specific keywords. Moreover, apart from the capsules curated for users by Samsung’s staff, customers can post their reviews on the marketplace similar to other platforms.
Additionally, you can now add a capsule with a single tap and can set a capsule for different types of requests. For example, users will be able to get a ride sharing service to their desired destinations from a set of rideshare capsules. According to Samsung, this will allow users to customize their Bixby experience to implement them in daily lives.
Samsung also revealed that it will continue to work to improve offerings through Bixby platforms in the coming days to support developer needs as well as users. As the marketplace is now open to more customers, developers will continue to add different capsules in the coming month. Samsung promised to unveil more details regarding the development at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 scheduled for October 29–30 in San Jose, California.