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November 18, 2014

Google's Coin Flipper and Dice Roller

Google tries to add more and more quick answers and interactive widgets to Google Search and its mobile apps. They're useful on the desktop, but they're even more useful on a smartphone or smartwatch. Now you can ask Google to "flip a coin", "roll a die" or "roll dice" by typing these queries or using voice input. From what I noticed, it's likely that this only works in the US.

Google shows a realistic animation when searching for "flip a coin" and then it shows the result: "heads" or "tail".



Google's desktop site no longer uses animations when searching for "roll a die" or "roll dice" (singular die or dice, plural dice).


This also works when using a mobile device.


These images are from Google's Google+ posts, but they're only promotional images. You won't see these animations.


2 comments:

  1. even in the stock image the freaking 1 is shown, I use this roll die function every night consistently! and i have seen the 1 being rolled widely occurring (at what seems to be) at an alarmingly UNTANDOM rate of occurrence....freaking annoying that theres nothing, no one has to say about the issue, fuck me i guess

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  2. even in the stock image the freaking 1 is shown, I use this roll die function every night consistently! and i have seen the 1 being rolled widely occurring (at what seems to be) at an alarmingly UNTANDOM rate of occurrence....freaking annoying that theres nothing, no one has to say about the issue, fuck me i guess

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