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.
Visual Lists NEW
With new visual lists in iOS 14, you can now 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, reminders to check in with your app, and 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. watchOS 7 brings the Shortcuts app to Apple Watch and supports running shortcuts from Watch Face complications. The Shortcuts app in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adds folder support and a new compact UI when running shortcuts.
Users control HomePod with their voice to conveniently access iOS 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.