The latest iOS 10 which was in Beta mode was made official along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple Special Launch Event. At the WWDC in June this year, Apple finally opened the Siri to the third-party developers, so now all the iOS app developers can integrate the Siri into their apps. Last month we also reported about the Whatsapp’s integration of Siri which will be officially available in the future updates. You can ask Siri to call or message anyone through Whatsapp. While the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be shipped with iOS 10 out of the box, all the other compatible devices will receive it as an update starting from September 13th.
Now, TrueCaller announced that the CallKit integration on iOS 10 would surely help them to integrate the spam detection and live caller id right into the call screen. The CallKit integration gives the call management access to the apps. While the Android users of TrueCaller app shows the caller id right on the call screen, the new iOS app doesn’t support the live caller id. As of now, it supports only the spam detection. The ‘My Block List’ is another new feature for iOS which is already available on Android.
With the My Block List, the user can add a list of numbers to get them blocked. This new feature will be available from the next update of the TrueCaller app. To make full use of the TrueCaller’s spam detection, the user need to turn on the ‘Call Blocking and Identification’ in the settings. Talking about the Whatsapp, the users can even reply to the Whatsapp messages and calls directly on the lock screen.
By using Siri on iOS 10, one doesn’t need to open the Uber app for booking ride. The users can make the payments, call or message from Siri Kit integrated apps but without launching the app on their iPhones. If got the Apple’s new AirPods, then don’t even require to take the iPhones out of your pockets. Siri can be used on AirPods by just double tapping. In the next few weeks, we will be seeing more app developers to make the Siri integration live.