Siri for Developers
Help users quickly accomplish tasks related to your app with their voice or with a tap with the Shortcuts API. Siri intelligently pairs users’ daily routines with your apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when they’re needed on the Lock screen, in widgets, in Search, or from the Siri watch face.
Siri can ask follow-up questions, which allows your shortcuts to get even more done. For example, when a user says “Order takeout,” Siri can ask, “Which order would you like?” and present a list of favorite orders from a food ordering app to choose from.
You can display visual information when prompting the user to choose between a set of options. For example, when a user asks to add groceries to their cart, Siri can show a picture, price, and description for each item.
Siri suggestions and suggested events
Siri learns the user’s routines to suggest relevant shortcuts from your app at just the right time on iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. Siri can even detect events in your apps and create helpful suggestions to add them to Calendar, set reminders to check in with your app, and provide directions when needed. Siri learns locally on device to maintain user privacy.
Event suggestions can also extract and surface content from emails and websites. Submit a request to include information associated with your domain.
The Shortcuts app enables users to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from their favorite apps. Using the Shortcuts API, your app can expose actions that can be paired with actions from other apps, with information passing between apps. The Shortcuts app on watchOS supports running shortcuts from Watch Face complications. And on iOS and iPadOS, it includes folder support and a compact UI when running shortcuts.
Users control HomePod with their voice to conveniently access iOS and iPadOS apps that support Shortcuts and SiriKit Music, Messaging, VoIP calling, Lists, and Notes.
Integrate your music streaming service
With SiriKit Media Intents on HomePod, streaming music services can integrate directly with HomePod to deliver a seamless playback experience for their users. Users can simply ask Siri to access music and playlists from your service and play them on one or multiple HomePod speakers throughout the home.
If you’d like to integrate your service with HomePod, let us know.