With the release of iPhone 7/7 Plus which running on iOS 10, it is expected to come with a number of new features and changes. With the announcement of iOS 10 at WWDC this summer, the new mobile operating system for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices is going to sport an enhanced version of Siri. One of the feature is that it supports for third-party application integration which allows users finally get to use the virtual assistant when accessing or using third-party apps.
According to the Wall Street Journal’s Nathan Olivarez-Giles experience of how Siri’s integration with third-party apps works ahead of the public release of iOS 10, Giles may be a little disappointed that such feature took a lot of time to be realized as proven by how he regarded the integration as a “long-overdue feature.”
Nevertheless, despite being long overdue, it is still undeniable that users would appreciate the enhanced Siri, since it opens a world full if possibilities.
Gils found out through his hands-on experience with iOS 10’s Siri that the integration for chat apps is limited to WeChat, Slack, WhatsApp and LinkedIn, while integration for photo search apps is limited to Pinterest, The Roll, Vogue Runway, Pikazo and Looklive. When it comes to mobile payment apps, users can use Siri to transact using Square Cash and Monzo.
The integration support reportedly uses customized cards in carrying out commands, like when a command such as “Siri, send Catherine $20 for lunch with Cash” is dictated, a custom card from Square Cash would appear and as for Touch ID verification before accomplishing the request. Through dictation, the process of sending money is done quickly, and Giles also agrees, noting that with the integration support, certain operations or activities are carried out faster on average.
“Siri needed this. Since 2011, we’ve been able to use Apple’s assistant to check the weather, dial a phone number and get sports scores. It’s novel, but not imperative. This wasn’t the computing Holy Grail we’ve dreamed about since the earliest episodes of ‘Star Trek,’” Giles said of the integration feature.
Now, iPhone 7 has been released, as well as iOS 10, you could update to iOS 10 and experience WeChat on the latest iOS version.