Apple Working to Expand Siri's Third-Party App Integration for iWatch

siri_ios_7_iconAs Apple continues work on its much-rumored iWatch, the company is placing a significant focus on expanding Siri's ability to interface with third-party apps, according to a report from The Information summarized by TechCrunch.

With input methods for the iWatch limited due to the device's size, Siri's voice capabilities may be one of the best tools for Apple to leverage, and that means improving Siri's capabilities.

The report points out how the Siri of today can’t do things like book a car rental or make a hotel reservation, or use a messaging app other than Messages to send a text. The improvements to Siri would potentially enable those types of things, enabling third-party integrations that don’t require one-to-one business arrangement between Apple and the external company. Current integrations like those with OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha do involve those direct deals, which limits the pace at which new third-party powers can be added to Siri.

The report also claims that Apple is working on technology to dynamically adjust what content is being shown on a device's display, offering the example of a running app automatically being shown when the user begins jogging. The technology would obviously be useful for a device such as the iWatch with very limited display size and input capabilities.

Apple has been rumored for several years to be working on a smart watch project, with the company reportedly placing a strong focus on biometrics to include health-related data tracking for the iOS ecosystem.

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Top Rated Comments

Sky Blue Avatar
103 months ago
wouldn't trust Siri to book a hotel room.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radio Avatar
103 months ago
Siri offers nothing but frustration in real world usage.

Any noise around you confuses it.

Google voice has been so far much better at understanding the human language.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Taz Mangus Avatar
103 months ago
Please bring on more languages before doing that POS watch.

Please do tell your vast experience with this yet to be released product.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
103 months ago
Please bring on more languages before doing that POS watch.

What makes it a POS? I'm curious for you to share your knowledge about it's features and design. :rolleyes:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
terrywfoster Avatar
103 months ago
Too bad Siri sucks.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PrismaticRealms Avatar
103 months ago
I haven't worn a watch in about 20 years or so! But I may just get myself a new one on <some rumored released date>. :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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