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Voice enabling apps

In Mobile, Voice Enablement on August 19, 2016 at 11:49 pm


As Apple readies iOS 10 there’s soon to be powerful new ways that Siri will enable features within your apps. It’s understood from Apple’s recent acquisition of VocalIQ in 2015 that certain types of apps using the Siri API will have more advanced access to vocally direct apps on the iPhone.

Specific app types that will have voice-enabled feature access via Siri include:

  • Ride Booking
  • Photo Search
  • Messaging
  • Payments
  • VoIP calling
  • Workouts

However in apps where Apple has first-party options (e.g. Apple Music) it will likely put the kabosh on competing solutions having similar voice-enablement (think Spotify). There’s a fascinating array of interface enhancements that voice-enablement can help with other apps in areas from social, language translation, e-commerce, travel, real estate, education. All of which are all begging for voice-enabled features.

Amazon’s Echo been a hit with obviously popularity in kitchens where things can get messy. It’s also not hard to see how popular these types of services may become for the automotive industry. Keep your ears open – there’s likely many yet thought of opportunities for voice enablement in your daily activity on your phone, car and inevitably the smart home!