If you want to go ahead and rewind your head and think back to earlier this week, and you may just remember a new clever proxy server from @plamoni that allowed Siri’s control of the thermostat, with spoken commands. Now with the same kind of engineering, has been enabled and exploited to provide voice recognitiion of more third-party applications. And this example shows that, with FastPdfKit which is used by numerous different commands going along with SiriProxy, which goes directly in the middle. This plugin is used to add in newer commands for the ones that are recognized by Siri, which is finally the proxy that is sent to the final command to the app. Those who were hoping to get into hacking this will find a complete tutorial within the link provided below. For anyone else, you will find the true magic just by watching this:
But I honestly watched the video to see how effective it was, and honestly I think it’s too slow. If I was showing people around the table, a PDF, while the iPad was sitting on a stand, then I would definitely use Siri to control it. But if it’s just me one on one with the iPad, I just want to use my fingers. If I was using Siri to control my home stereo while somewhere else in the house at a distance, I would probably opt for Siri in that situation too.