Friday December 02, 2011

Siri API May Be Far Off

Guy English summarizing his witty and reasonable argument that Siri’s API is far off:

Siri is a process of disambiguation, but installing random apps from the App Store that support Siri can only increase how ambiguous any request is.

I’ll bet on an API later rather than sooner. If only because the success of Siri is determined upon it generating the best possible results and the ranking of those results must be determined by the plug-ins it uses. Once you allow plug-ins that potentially lie then you’ve ruined the entire Siri experience.

Every iOS dev I talk to dreams about this mythical API. No doubt it will happen, but it’s tough to be realistic on when.