Example: A commute planer app could take a start and destination from you, through Siri, and plan your trip. Would be very useful, especially when you're in a hurry.

  • I want to know to make a decision if I should by the 4S, not to make an app as a developer. Oct 13, 2011 at 23:40
  • Is it still true? (since Siri (on OSX) can be active when offline)
    – Colas
    Nov 6, 2013 at 10:29

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As of now, there is no API for Apple developers to use to connect to Siri. That may or may not be changed in the future; see e.g. http://daringfireball.net/2011/10/iphone_4s for discussion.


As Victor mentioned, there is currently no API which allows an app to be accessed using the Siri interface. However, the speech-to-text portion of Siri is available automatically. Any app which displays the standard keyboard will have a microphone icon which allows you to speak, and Siri will transcribe that to fill in the field for you. You won't be able to access it by holding the home button, but you won't have to type it in either. See the bottom of Apple's Siri page for more information.

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