Following the news yesterday that Apple was allowing developers to register their interest to trial a beta version of Shortcuts, the new iOS 12 app designed to allow users to create custom shortcuts with third-party apps via Siri voice command; developers are now beginning to receive TestFlight invitations to download the application.
The application can be requested via developer.apple.com.
Apple describes Shortcuts as a new, much faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri.
Siri Shortcuts deliver a new, much faster way to get things done with the ability for any app to work with Siri. Siri intelligence can suggest an action at just the right time — whether it’s to order a coffee in the morning or start an afternoon workout. Users can customise Shortcuts by creating a simple voice command to kick off the task or download the new Shortcuts app to create a series of actions from different apps that can be carried out with a simple tap or customised voice command. It’s easy for developers to take advantage of this new capability using Shortcut APIs.
The Apple Post’s own Zeph McLearan received an invitation earlier today to download the application via TestFlight. At present only developers with a paid developer membership can enrol in the Shortcuts beta, it’s unclear if Apple will open up testing to the public in the future.
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