Why can't Siri open bookmarks?

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  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

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    I visit sxephil's YouTube channel quite freequntly, so I bookmarked it and tried to launch it from Siri but all she could muster up is:



    "I don't see an app named 'sexy Phil bookmark'."



    Hmm, this was pretty basic- I figured Siri was smarter than that... Never the less, I took it one step further and installed the bookmark to my homescreen, because that would make Siri recognize it as an app, right? WRONG!


    "I don't see an app named 'sexy Phil bookmark'."


    IT'S RIGHT #$%*#$% THERE, YOU IDIOT!!!!

    The founder would be appalled at this level of impenitence.

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  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Steve Jobs was alive when Siri was being developed. Apparently he didn't think of it either.
     
  3. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Someone has to write code for Siri. It's not just oh let's have Siri do this and flick a switch. People may not think of these things.
     
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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  5. h4lp m3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And Jobs was responsible for the last 3 years of development?
    No logic. No basis. Just inane commenting.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Huh? Siri was released with the iPhone 4s. Jobs died after that phone was released. He apparently didn't think this feature was necessary then. He also left plans for the next four years. Didn't suggest it there either, apparently.

    There are tons of features that would be useful that have not been implemented yet, quick reply being one such feature.

    Send feedback to Apple, whining here doesn't do much. If you want any shot of Apple hearing you, you'd be much better off sending this to them.
     
  7. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    You would think with such an integrated system that Siri could interact with anything on the device. I guess not.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Siri comes in handy if you're hands are busy like when you're driving or when the phone is in your pocket and you have headphones on while running.

    What's the point of using Siri to open a bookmark? It's faster to open Safari and click the bookmark than to ask Siri to do it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, if you are driving or running and you need to look up some information on a page you bookmarked perhaps?
     
  10. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably not a good idea to be browsing websites when driving!
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    A website with some sort of address/invite information or something like that? Not that different than using GPS, and probably less distracting than having Siri read text messages or emails that plenty of people do too.
     
  12. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Well... iOS 8? Every year they add things to Siri and I haven't been able to predict anything just yet.
     
  13. hepcat72 macrumors newbie

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    I have a great answer for this: you're rushing to get ready to get out the door and catch the next bus. You want to know what time it will arrive. You can go to the transit website and lookup the stop number, then go to their form for getting times for buses, enter the code and submit the form. You could just bookmark that page so the next time, you can just open it (the stop code is in the URL string). It would be so much easier if you could get Siri to give you the time of the next bus while you're getting ready by saying something like "Open 'Next Bus'". Using Siri is so much faster & more convenient when you're in a rush than performing a series of swipes and taps - whether it's saved to the home screen or is a bookmark in Safari.
     
  14. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're really stretching here..

    If you're in THAT much of a rush, then you need to slow your life down a bit.

    How about opening up the page in question before hand, and leaving safari open. Next time you need that info in a hurry, just unlock your phone. Safari will probably refresh the page automatically and you'll have your info.

    Jeez, people. Do you want Siri to wipe your butt, too?
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    With an argument like that there shouldn't even be a need for anyone to use Siri at all. Perhaps not even phones either as we can write letters and use carrier pigeons. No need to hurry.

    Seriously though, although there are certainly non-complex workarounds for various things, that's not really a rational argument for not reasonably wanting an already existing service that does more complex things to support some other generally less complex or even similarly complex things if the service is already there and is there to simplify things.
     
  16. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Steve? Steve Jobs? Is that you!? STEVE!!!!!
     
  17. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    My local mass transit has a location aware app. I use that.

    You can save Safari bookmarks to the home screen, if that helps. You can also ask Siri to open Safari and then just select the bookmark, or if it's a frequently visited site, just keep a tab open in Safari with that site.
     

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