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Siri proxy-server hack shows the potential for future development (and hacking)

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Siri proxy-server hack shows the potential for future development (and hacking)
Last week, a French group known as Applidium demonstrated to the world Siri's inner workings; Applidium showed that the only thing keeping Siri tied to the iPhone 4S was a single line of code unique to each device that allows Siri to successfully connect to Apple’s servers. No one has successfully gotten around that road block, but based on the new information a hacker with the handle “plamoni” has made a video showing off how easily you can add to the range of household items that Siri can interface with and control.

By creating a proxy server, a 3rd party developer can introduce custom Siri handlers for different types of actions. Plamoni demonstrates this by hooking Siri up via proxy server to his thermostat. The result is he can ask Siri what the temperature is in his house, what the thermostat is set to, and have Siri change the settings, in the same way you would normally interact with Siri.

This reveals two things about the future of Siri. One, it shows how easily Apple could extend Siri to allow you to control other devices in your home (an Apple TV, for instance). Siri may be the first step of towards many more consumer-oriented devices that Apple will enable you to control via remotely over your iPhone using Siri.

It probably also demonstrates the future of development for Siri on jail-broken iPhone 4S’s. If it’s this easy to set up a proxy server and add customer commands for Siri to use, then individuals who are so inclined may soon have a wide array of electronics in their home they can boss around.

We guess we’re one step close to the Star Trek vision of the future. Anyone else excited?

source: iPhone Hacks via Redmond Pie

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posted on 21 Nov 2011, 10:59 4

1. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:09 1

2. bigboss (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Next step to "limb-less" human beings.

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:15

3. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

hmmmm... very interesting.... now if we could only put SIRI into the Android...

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:20 2

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

It'll never work.

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:24 1

5. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

it works with the apple servers that would be kind of unfair. And if you use it on Android and say what's the best phone ever. And you got unlucky it says "there's the iphone and nothing I guess". That would be funny.

Nah they won't put in into Android, android need to make their own personal assistant. Wich I thought won't be as awesome as siri is.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 15:17

11. systamatics (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

already done , read it somewhere i cant remember

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:36

6. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

I know that they would not put it to andoid but what if... and vice versa...

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 11:55 2

7. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol. voice commands commanding things.. who woulda thought :)

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 13:42

9. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Quite obvious :)

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 13:38 1

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

If Siri gets traction, expect an Android analog. Google is not going to sit around letting Apple get a corner on voice commands commanding things. I doubt that Apple can patent voice commands commanding things, as the core of Siri was a DARPA project, which means the citizens of the U.S. own the IP.

posted on 21 Nov 2011, 17:59

10. kirkm (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Voice actions - now called jeanie, or jeannie in the market is a close tie to sira. There have been som good update to it. Not as fast, but it works well. You can ask most of the questions that you ask siri. Free for android, dont remember the cost for apple.

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