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« on: June 13, 2018, 04:05:23 pm »

Siri Shortcuts: The next leap forward in push interface

WWDC 2018 saw the introduction of Siri Shortcuts and… it's caused some confusion. Let's fix that.

Some still assume Siri is only a voice-based assistant. It was initially but, since iOS 9, it's also been a text-based assistant. That's when the name Siri also began to be used for proactive, intelligent, search and suggestions.

Then, when Apple announced Siri Shortcuts, some assumed it was only a power-user feature that would let nerds assign voice triggers to actions and automations. While that's true, it's only half the story. In addition to the power-user aspect, there's an equally important — potentially even more important — aspect to Siri Shortcuts that's all about the mainstream.

I'd go so far as to say it's best to think of Shortcuts as two separate if related services:

Proactive prompting for mainstream users that'll gently lead them into greater convenience they never knew they needed.
Voice trigger-able automation for nerds that'll let them do much of ...

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