Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Shows Off Hack That Allows Him to Control Spotify App Using Siri

News | Saturday December 31 2011 6:45 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The number of tweaks and hacks Siri has given rise to is really impressive, right from

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He takes out his iPhone . Using its Siri voice software, he asks it when tomorrow’s first appointment begins. After a few seconds the computerized voice says 11 a.m. “Imagine if this was three times as fast or truly understood my intent,” Ek says. “It’s probably the biggest threat to Google; it’s a whole new way of interacting.”
Does he plan on building a voice activated Spotify interface? He flashes a mischievous smile. “Play me some Coldplay,” he tells the phone. Its small speakers ring out with the opening piano chords of the band’s hit “The Scientist.” “We hacked into it a few weeks ago,” Ek says, with a satisfied nod. “I’m not an inventor. I just want to make things better.”
Siri currently works with third parties such as Wikipedia, Yelp and Wolfram Alpha. It remains to be seen when Apple will release an API for Siri that will allow companies like Spotify to easily integrate their apps with Siri. Apple ‘s job postings have revealed that
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