Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How long can Siri Proxy last?

Apple is not known for allowing users to freely develop, and tinker with their products. In all honesty, they would throw you in jail for changing a wallpaper if it wasn't very flattering. So what are they going to do with Siri Proxy?

Siri Proxy is a tampering proxy that will allow users to add custom commands to their talkative new assistant. Plamoni, the developer, says, "The idea is to allow for the creation of custom handlers for different actions. This can allow developers to easily add functionality to Siri."

Now phrases like, "custom," "tampering proxy" and "easily add functionality" are not usually something apple is comfortable with its users knowing. So, how long can this last before some lawsuit is filed?

Unfortunately they may have some grounds to shut the project down. In addition to controlling your thermostat it is also possible to use this to enable Siri, on an older iPhone or possibly any smartphone, (android, blackberry, ect...) with the setting of a few properties (not including installing the appropriate software). This kind of open usability could be absolutely devastating for a company who carefully closes all of it's code. It may also give Apple some legal traction.

personally would love the project to gain support. The possibilities are endless, and development for new commands would certainly be faster than anything that could be professionally pumped out of the silicon valley sweat shops.

If you want to get your own Siri Proxy server, so you can start developing your own commands, follow the instructions at https://github.com/plamoni/SiriProxy

If you have any comments, questions, or cries of anguish, look me up (Darrell Henderson, for those of you who didn't know) on google+! I will be more than happy to chat with you! Stay tuned on Neo_Flood and look out for some future posts!

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