An hour ago, Apple released a new beta version of iOS 12 for members of public beta testing, and, together with the firmware, introduced a new application for setting up fast Siri teams.
Alas, it is still distributed exclusively among developers through the program TestFlight. You can ask to install Quick Siri commands in the Developer Center by running the Test Flight application and sending the request.
Then, at random, Apple opens up access to users to test a new application, after confirming the application by mail.
At the heart of the fast Siri teams is Apple’s acquired Workflow service in 2017, which allows to create full-fledged command execution scripts for third-party applications. Now such scenarios can be activated with the help of Siri’s voice assistant.
For example, you can create a quick command that will first turn on the Nest thermostat, then send a text message through iMessage and launch the maps. All this can be activated by saying Siri: “I’m going home.”
A full release of fast Siri teams will take place after the release of the final version of iOS 12 in September. Most likely, Apple will open access to the Quick Teams application and beta test participants, but a little later. [ MR ]