Samsung has launched the Bixby Marketplace in US and Korea. The Bixby Marketplace is a one-stop shop for users to browse and add a wide range of services (known as capsules) to enhance their Bixby experience.
The Bixby Marketplace’s official launch lays the foundation for an open ecosystem of useful services that developers will continuously enrich, and users will be able to make their mobile experience more personal and intuitive.
The key to Bixby’s convenience is simple: customisation. Samsung’s intelligence platform is designed to learn what you like to do, and then work with your favourite apps and services to help you get more done—faster.
The Bixby Marketplace takes these customised experiences to the next level by offering easy access to a wide range of capsules that make Bixby more powerful, making it easier for users to tailor Bixby to suit their needs. The Marketplace includes a variety of convenience-enhancing capsules such as Google Maps, Spotify, iHeartRadio, NPR, Yelp and more.
Users access the Bixby Marketplace from the Bixby main page. Once the user launches the Bixby main page by pressing the Bixby key, they swipe left to get to the Bixby Marketplace. Capsules are organised by categories such as Productivity, Business and Finance, Sports, Shopping, etc.
Searching by capsule name, developer or keyword makes it easy to find the capsules you need, while curated staff picks and user reviews highlight capsules that users will find particularly useful.
Capsules can be added with a single tap of a button, and users can also rate and review capsules to ensure the highest quality Bixby capsules are the most visible to users in the Bixby Marketplace.
To add even more customisation, users can set a capsule as the “preferred capsule” for certain types of requests. For example, if a user says “Get me a ride to San Francisco airport”, Bixby will prompt the user to pick one of the supported Rideshare capsules.
Users will have the option to set their favourite provider as their preferred Rideshare capsule. Once that is set, any Rideshare request would automatically go to the user’s preferred provider, even if the user does not mention the capsule name.
The ability for users to customise their own personal Bixby experience allows them to easily incorporate a wide range of capsules into their everyday lives.
Samsung says it will continue to improve the Bixby platform and evolve the Bixby Marketplace to support developer needs and enhance the experience for all our users and developers will continue to add more capsules to the Bixby Marketplace over the next few months.
Samsung plans to share more updates at Samsung Developer Conference 2019 SDC19 which will be held on October 29–30 in San Jose, California.