Design for intelligence

Intelligence is a core part of building a great modern app. App extensions, Siri suggestions, voice, widgets, app clips — we’ve designed all of these features to help make everyday tasks easier for people who use our platforms. By implementing these APIs, your app can help people spend less time getting more done.

Apps, evolved

Learn about the origins of the intelligent system experience, and find out how integrating intelligently with the system can help make your app more convenient, relevant, and intuitive, making your features the focus.

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Design for intelligence: Apps, evolved

Intelligence is a core part of building a great modern app. App extensions, Siri suggestions, voice, widgets, app clips — we’ve designed all of these features to help make everyday tasks easier for people who use our platforms. Learn about the origins of the intelligent system experience, and...

Discover new opportunities

Learn how extensibility is key to surfacing the most important features of your app into new entry points of the operating system. And discover how — by breaking out of the constraints of a monolithic container — your app can see increased engagement through suggestions on the lock screen, in Calendar, and by enabling voice interactions.

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Design for intelligence: Discover new opportunities

Learn how extensibility is key to surfacing the most important features of your app into new entry points of the operating system. And discover how — by breaking out of the constraints of a monolithic container — your app can see increased engagement through suggestions on the lock screen, in...

Meet people where they are

Understand what motivates people to use your app — and how you can use system intelligence to help them and achieve your own goals as a developer. We'll take a look at a typical person's journey to better understand how an app can become a key part of their routine — and why some apps just don't stick. Learn how you can provide the right kind of value at the right time to help them in their everyday tasks, and how your app and the system can evolve alongside them.

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Design for intelligence: Meet people where they are

Understand what motivates people to use your app — and how you can use system intelligence to help them and achieve your own goals as a developer. We'll take a look at a typical person's journey to better understand how an app can become a key part of their routine — and why some apps just...

Make friends with "The System"

The building blocks of the intelligent system are simple: Define, learn, execute. Discover how you can use intents to define your app's key features, create donations to help the system learn and make predictions about the future, and implement extensibility to ensure your app is ready to execute at just the right moment. Learn from teams at Apple about how their technologies use intents and donations in different ways, all for the same goal: to make the everyday easier.

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Design for intelligence: Make friends with "The System"

The building blocks of the intelligent system are simple: Define, learn, execute. Discover how you can use intents to define your app's key features, create donations to help the system learn and make predictions about the future, and implement extensibility to ensure your app is ready to execute...

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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...

Siri, Shortcuts, and SiriKit

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Broaden your reach with Siri Event Suggestions

Whether you’re hosting event information in your app, on the web, or in an email, Siri Event Suggestions can help people keep track of their commitments — without compromising their privacy. We’ll show you how to set up your reservations so that they automatically show up in the Calendar app...

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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...

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Design high quality Siri media interactions

Demystify the art of designing Siri experiences for your music and audio apps: We’ll show you how to think about crafting great interactions and how you can provide custom vocabulary so that Siri can respond with more accuracy and personality. We’ll also explain how you can debug common errors...

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Expand your SiriKit Media Intents to more platforms

Discover how you can enable Siri summoning for your music or audio app using SiriKit Media Intents. We’ll walk you through how to add Siri support to your music, podcast, or other audio service on more of our platforms, including HomePod and Apple TV, so people can start listening by just asking...

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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...

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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...

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Integrate your app with Wind Down

Discover how you can help people get ready for a good night's sleep by surfacing your app's actions for Wind Down Shortcuts, part of the new Sleep experience. Learn more about how Wind Down works. Find out how you can build intents that expose features in your app like guided meditations, soothing...

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Feature your actions in the Shortcuts app

Learn foolproof ways to surface your app’s actions in the Shortcuts app — and help people quickly set up powerful, personalized shortcuts using system intelligence. We’ll detail how to configure your intents to appear in the new Automation Suggestions, explore how the system surfaces your...

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Create quick interactions with Shortcuts on watchOS

Shortcuts are a natural fit on Apple Watch, allowing people to get things done with just a tap — even from a complication. Bring your app’s intents to the wrist: We’ll help you optimize your shortcuts performance, understand how intents can be routed from watchOS to iOS, explore the latest...

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Add configuration and intelligence to your widgets

Widgets are at their best when they show up on someone’s Home screen or in the Today View at the right time and provide actionable, relevant information. We’ll show you how to build configurable widgets to let people create a personalized Home screen experience, and that take advantage of...