Siri now has some competition?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by samcraig, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    "The scope of available commands is far more narrow that Siri’s"
     
  2. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    "the app also includes smart tidbits from a range of data it pulls from the web. In one example, Cluzee adds “to reach the doctor’s office on time, you should avoid Main Street because of construction” following the mention of a doctor’s appointment, using traffic data to ensure the user reaches his appointment on time"

    This type of integration of personal data and relevant public data is the future of Siri-type services. I'm waiting impatiently for Siri integration with third-party apps. For example, given I have the myTrains app, and the phone knows where I am, I ought to be able to ask "When is the next train to Leeds?" and have Siri give me the answer.

    The fact that Siri has competition is excellent news, as it will push both platforms into progressing further and faster.
     
  3. bgtrack macrumors regular

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    The one thing I don't like about this app is how clunky it looks...similar to how the Siri app looked before being shut down...that alone gives Siri a head start...it is easy to access and not clunky.

    Keep in mind that Siri is still labeled as a beta...I am sure they will be posting updates shortly (hopefully with the release of iOS 5.1!)

    Either way, I am glad to see some competition arising...hopefully this will cause more innovation for Siri.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Call me biased, but I just don't see how ANY small company will be able to compete with Apple on this. Given that Apple keeps improving Siri, this feels like a bicycle chasing a race car.

    I'll be interested once I see someone else with a race car.

    Let me know when Google or Microsoft comes out with their versions and we'll compare at that point.
     
  5. Saileshbreaker macrumors regular

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    Siri : It understands what you tell it
    Others : They only respond to pre programmed commands

    Its that easy
     
  6. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    I was particularly impressed by the cartoon nature of the video 'demonstrating' this new app. :rolleyes: Let's see how this works in actual use...
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I also love how they have an actress playing the part of Cluzee in the video.

    Having the actual Cluzee voice in there would have been the ONE authentic thing they could have put in a cartoon ad and they didn't even do that.
     

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