Don’t be shy: Apple opens Siri up to developers to make it much smarter

At WWDC 2016, Apple’s virtual assistant Siri might have gotten its biggest update since it launched almost four years ago. The headliner is that Apple will finally open Siri up to third-party developers. The Siri software development kit brings access to applications and third-party content to Siri. For example, iOS users can send a WeChat message to their friends, by asking Siri to send a specific message in the app, and Siri will show you your message before it sends. Furthermore, iOS users can ask Siri to search for photos in Shutterfly and Pinterest, set workouts through RunKeeper and Runtastic, or book car rides with Lyft, Uber, and Didi. The newly open Siri won’t be limited to iOS, however, as the new Siri will also work with CarPlay and on Mac…


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