Siri, Shortcuts, and SiriKit
June 22, 2020
What we call "Siri" is powered by a few key technologies and frameworks, and extends to everything from robust multi-step shortcuts in the Shortcuts app to the system-defined intents of SiriKit that power rich, voice-driven experiences. We’ll show you how to choose the Siri technology that best fits your needs — system intents, custom intents, user activities — and how to leverage it within your app. Discover how to optimize your app’s performance with extensions or in-app intent handling, learn more about advances in intents for your developer workflow, and find out how to engage people with voice interactions with SiriKit and beyond.
What's new in SiriKit and Shortcuts
Get a quick overview of everything new in Siri and Shortcuts to help people get more out of your app: We’ll demonstrate how you can design visually rich conversations, feel at home with the operating system by designing for the new compact Siri UI, and provide an overview of all the ways we’ve made it even easier for people to organize and set up actions from your apps.
Evaluate and optimize voice interaction for your app
Optimize your app for Siri and give people a more natural way to interact with the features of your app. We’ll compare the different Siri technologies and help you identify the right one for you and your needs, show you how to get started with building for conversational interactions, and explore best practices for making your integration truly excel.
Empower your intents
When you create an intent for your app, you can help people accomplish tasks quickly by using it as part of a shortcut or when asking Siri. Learn how to adopt Siri more easily than ever when you use SiriKit’s in-app intent handling, and how to improve Siri performance with existing Intents app extensions. We'll also show you how to leverage features in SiriKit to improve the experience of using your actions — like including images and subtitles for a rich conversational experience. And find out how to fine tune support for intents in your codebase to make your life as a developer easier.
Decipher and deal with common Siri errors
“Sorry, there was a problem with the app..."
Don’t let Siri errors get you down: Learn how to debug your Siri intents and create great integrations people can use through voice or the Shortcuts app. We’ll look at common intent errors, how to test for them, and the path to a seamless Siri experience for your app.