December 27, 2011
Legal Port For Siri Now Available On Other Apple Devices
Since the release of Apple´s voice-activated personal assistant Siri on the iPhone 4S, developers, both with and without Apple´s blessing, have been itching to explore its potential.
It has taken a few months, but developers Grant Paul (aka chpwn), Steven Troughton-Smith and Ryan Petrich have released an app called Spire, that will easily set up Siri on any jailbroken iOS 5 device. The program is free via the Cydia app store, Engadget´s Richard Lawler reports.
Paul points out that the application is available by using the phone´s own authentication tokens for anyone who already owns an iPhone 4S, or has a friend that does. Otherwise, he says, it may be possible to use Google Chrome´s speech API, hooked up to code that can decode the Siri requests and parse Google´s result.
“Maybe in the future someone will find a way to evade the authorization requirement, but from my position here that´s unlikely,” he says. “Hopefully, however, you´ll be able to figure something out.”
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