At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it would open Siri up to third-party developers with a public API, allowing users to use Apple's personal assistant AI to summon third-party services and apps hands free.

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Siri now supports a multitude of app types, including popular third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat. Like with iMessage, Siri can be used to send texts to contact by uttering voice commands like "WeChat Kevin and tell him I'll be late." Siri can also be used for payment apps, VoIP apps and ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft.

The public API for Siri will be available for developers in the iOS 10 preview today, and will be available for users when iOS 10 launches in the fall.

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ewafford Avatar
104 months ago
Not holding my breath, the four minutes or so devoted to Siri with zero mention of back end changes suggests to me that it will continue to be of marginal usefulness, and with some of these third party apps, I can just see the troubles ahead with botched recognition.

Lots of fluff, not much substance in this one...
Considering they did a complex query demo with another demo of it being context aware and yet another with deeper queries after initial response, I would think that it is improved. Just because they don't cram a ton of technical review in the 5 minutes they have to blow through a preview of what is coming doesn't mean that there are hasn't been tons of work done to accomplish those quick demos.

TL;DR: They obviously did, stop being troll.
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_mdavenport Avatar
104 months ago
Excited for this. Probably one of my favorite announcements of the day.
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kwikdeth Avatar
104 months ago
Not holding my breath, the four minutes or so devoted to Siri with zero mention of back end changes suggests to me that it will continue to be of marginal usefulness, and with some of these third party apps, I can just see the troubles ahead with botched recognition.

Lots of fluff, not much substance in this one...
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nviz22 Avatar
104 months ago
Good. Finally.
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Mac Fly (film) Avatar
104 months ago
Not holding my breath, the four minutes or so devoted to Siri with zero mention of back end changes suggests to me that it will continue to be of marginal usefulness
Good old MacRumors.
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2010mini Avatar
104 months ago
Tipical MR responses..... Always underwhelmed.
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