Siri interfacing with 3rd party Apps

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by iansilv, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. iansilv macrumors 6502a

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    I do not think it does, but can anyone clear this up- can Siri interface with a third party app, like say a banking app?

    So you could say, "tell me my main checking account balance," or "Send 50 dollars to Steve johnson through paypal"

    Those are just examples, I would not use it for those things.
     
  2. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    It does not. And it never would for things like that.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I am sure that they will create an API for third-party apps to integrate Siri soon enough. I am looking forward to being able to get driving directions from Siri using Navigon instead of Maps.
     
  4. iansilv thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree- I think ti would be awesome to have Siri identify why apps you have for things and allow you to define what app does what- just like you said- "Get me directions to the Staples Center" and have siri pull up navigon at start navigating. That would be perfect!
     
  5. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    Yea this will certainly be coming once Siri is out of beta. There will be another gold rush for app developers selling "Siri enabled" apps to users - and they'll sell like hotcakes I bet.

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    I wouldn't say never - but I think I see your point - security. You wouldn't want anyone to just be able to grab your phone, activate Siri and get access to your checking account. What Apple will have to implement is a switch (per app) that notifies Siri if it needs security enabled. Apple started working on the perfect security for this situation back in OS9 - VoicePrint.

    For example, to access my iPod Siri will accept commands from any voice, so I can tell my buddy to change the music and Siri will listen to him. But other apps would use VoicePrint, where Siri would only recognize my voice to retrieve information. It would run all the time, so even if I initiated the action with Siri and someone else tried to say another banking related command, Siri would notice the voice had changed and lockout the wrong user.
     
  6. illiniry macrumors member

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    Strongly disagree.
     
  7. 5aga macrumors 6502

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    this has been my complaint of Siri. I was pretty disappointed when I got the 4S because I assumed it would work with 3rd party apps.

    Im thinking when they will open it up in iOS 6. That will be one of the "magical" new features.
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    It would be nice to say "Siri, use Tom Tom to find this address"
     
  9. Stella macrumors 604

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    I would expect to see this on iPhone 5 or 5S. It's a logical step forward.
     
  10. illiniry macrumors member

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    Been reading that Siri's sister technology Nina is already embedded into USAA mobile app that allows you to do banking with voice commands. Nina recognizes your voice as a security tool.
     

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