Siri is the most prominent feature of the iPhone 4S. It created a huge buzz when it was released and it still remains a buzz word! Though the voice assistant can do some great stuff but Siri is still limited due to Apple’s control over its use. Well, it seems this is all about to change. Apple is going to introduce Siri API this June 11 WWDC, according to our trusted sources.
People have been expecting Siri API for months now and it has been the centre of talk for a while but Apple has not let go of its tight grip over Siri.
According to our trusted sources Apple is going to introduce Siri API this June 11 World Wide Developer Conference. This will be the first time developers will be able to get their hands on Siri. Although jailbreak developers can develop applications that integrate Siri but non are official.
Siri API launching this WWDC 2012 makes definite sense. A job offering at Apple last year December mentioned a person who could deal with Siri as well as formulate and support API. The job description is below:
We are looking for an engineer to join the team that implements the UI for Siri. You will primarily be responsible for implementing the conversation view and its many different actions. This includes defining a system that enables a dialog to appear intuitive, a task that involves many subtle UIbehaviors in a dynamic, complex system. You will have several clients of your code, so the ability to formulate and support a clear API is needed.
John Gruber of daring fireball also hints towards Siri API launching this June 11 WWDC, just as our sources tell us. We already have an idea that Siri understands phrases rather then single words. These “speech tokens” will play a key part in helping developers easily integrate Siri in their applications according to our sources.
One of the problems that will arise when Apple releases Siri API is the muddled up vocabulary. To address this issue Apple will make developers assign specific key words to their applications so other apps wont interfere with one another, Such as “Spotify, play XY song”.
Our sources also mention Apple is going to hold special classes that will teach developers the basics of natural language processing. Something that will be teach how to easily use Siri API.
WWDC is less then 10 days away and it is sure that we are going to see some amazing stuff from Apple. So stay tuned we will be bringing you more on this.