So now that Apple has opened up Siri to third party developers (starting with iOS 10), I hope that app makers make use of this features clearly.
There are some apps, for example, that require inputs from time to time. My wife, for example, recently downloaded an app to track our daughter’s inputs and outputs.
The problem was that each time our daughter either input or output something, my wife had to unlock her iPhone, go to this app, and then use 3/4 more clicks to enter the necessary information. The complexity was so much that within a day she (wife) had stopped using it, and presently uninstalled the app.
This kind of app that needs frequent inputs seems ideally placed to get Siri integration. Imagine saying “Hey Siri. My baby just shat”, and the app gets immediately updated, and stuff. Given how powerful Siri already is, I don’t see any technical challenge in implementing this. The challenge, though, is on the product front, for apps to be able to use this judiciously.
PS: I just updated my laptop to MacOS Sierra, and so now have Siri on my Mac as well. only problem is that Siri on phone is so much more responsive than Siri on Mac. So when I want to call the Mac Siri, the phone Siri responds first, annoying me!