Shortcuts is based on the Workflow app that Apple purchased in 2017, allowing users to create multi-step shortcuts using third-party apps, which can then be activated using a Siri voice command. The app is currently in beta but in this video we wanted to give you a general overview of the application and some of the cool shortcuts that you can use alongside Siri and how to create a custom shortcut.
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I don't want to use Siri. I want to create button shortcuts to do oft-repeated tasks such as turning wifi on and off or updating all apps which has pending updates. I'm not having much luck finding documentation on how to create scripts.
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My question, is how well do Shortcuts work with CarPlay — especially any Shortcut that uses any action that might invoke the corresponding CarPlay app (say a Shortcut that incorporates a “send text” action). Workflow’s “Home ETA” fails miserably if invoked while using CarPlay.
So this is basically like Automator on iOS? That's great! - Not on my iPad on iOS 12 though. How do you get it? Is the beta only on iPhone right now? I don't have a testing iPhone - only iPad on betas for dev.
Everybody thinks of this as a Siri enhancement. But the only thing Siri can do with it is RUN A SHORTCUT, and DISPLAY (READ) THE RESULT.
But Shortcuts is much more than that. It's Automator from Mac OS on steroids.
You can get all sorts of device status and create a stats with it, or you can run a SSH Command on a server and get the result.
Or you can fetch a JSON from a website and parse the result. I know Workflow did this before. But having this as a first class citizen in iOS is nice. And I hope they'll update it with new functionality also.
Mhh you didn't show much... shortcuts to play a specific playlist? can't you do that already?
How about some shortcuts for something like set up a timer to turn off the homekit lights?
For example, I have the light panels (nanoleaf aurora) I can use siri to turn on and off these lights, but I'd like to set up a timer to turn off the lights automatically, like I can do it for the music..
I've found this limits the usefulness of shortcuts. I wanted to create one to get directions home, text my wife my ETA and start a playlist. You can create a shortcut to get directions, but it won't start navigating until you hit OK. That means I have to ask "Siri Drive home", then have a separate shortcut to text my ETA and start the playlist. I shouldn't need this work around. Hopefully thinks like this will get fixed in a future update.
You have nothing to fear, huh? Okay, then post all your social media information and your home address. It will make your life easier. Oh, you won't share that with strangers on the internet? How is Apple different?
Paul Taylor that’s the whole thing about this beta. It’s not collecting your personal data. It’s going to learn what you want this new app to do by command. Taking that info and make it better years to come. Same as bixby.
So instead of using AI or neural net integration that Siri would be able to learn for ex from options within apps and thus be able to make links itself, no we have to create a shortcut for every nifty thing we want it to be able to do. What a complete waste of time. We’re 2018 AI is everywhere yet for some reason Siri is still the dumbest assistant of them all and mostly just brings up web results.. pretty poor..
The shortcuts created in this video were too basic to show what the app can really do. Siri can already run a playlist, or send a text. It would be a better video if you were able to show how string multiple actions together for some beneficial result. Go through what is included for shortcuts out of the box etc.