June 30, 2012

Using Twilio to extend the functionality of Siri

Siri is great for playing music from your iPhone. But if you don’t have the song on your library, Siri can’t go and play it on Spotify, Pandora, Grooveshark, or any of the other players (for now). But if Siri can send a text message to a Twilio number (which I called “Siri Tunes” in my address book), that number can reply with a message linking to an mp3 that can be opened in QuickTime. Watch the demo of the application:

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  • Zander Woodford-Smith

    This is cool Brian, keep up the great work, I have been using my spare time to study computer science and app development. Hopefully one day I can be as proficient as you. Best Zander 

    • http://twitter.com/BrianShaffer Brian Shaffer

      Thanks Zander. If you ever get stuck or need some help (especially if it’s PHP or Ruby on Rails), let me know. I’m happy to help.

  • Anonymous

    legacy sms ought be abandoned in favor of XMPP. Does not Twilio platform provide the [dev] account [project] a Jabber ID?

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