Apple’s all new operative system iOS 12, features the all new ShortCuts. These are Siri Shortcuts as well as an all new Short Cuts app on the platform. The ShortCuts helps to merge couple of steps to be performed and make a single step that Siri Performs for you. Which means, you say one command to Siri and it does a couple for them as mentioned by you.
This is helping a lot of users and developers in order to increase their productivity. And as you all know productivity in terms of accessibility is pretty important in today’s world.
“Huge Accessibility Potential” for ShortCuts App on iOS 12 – Apple
MacStories took a dip into the all new ShortCuts along with Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives.
Trough MacStories, Steven Aquino explains that with help of Shortcuts Apple is empyazing on speed and accessibility, combined with how it’s able to merge multi-step tasks into one process, is very helpful for many:
In my briefings with Apple at WWDC and since, shortcuts has been one of the first items they wanted to discuss. Like Group FaceTime and others, the company firmly believes in shortcuts’ potential as an accessibility aid.
Their enthusiasm is warranted: for many users with certain cognitive and/or physical motor delays, the consolidation of tasks can reduce friction associated with remembering how to perform a task and then doing it.
In the mean time, Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives, Sarah Herrlinger, reverberated the accessibility advantages of Shortcuts in an announcement. Herrlinger clarified that Apple sees “enormous accessibility potential” with Siri Shortcuts and the Shortcuts application. Added later on, Apple is receiving huge number of inputs from customers for how users and developers are using ShortCuts in their personalised way to improve their performance:
”We see huge accessibility potential with Siri Shortcuts and the Shortcuts app. It’s already making a difference — helping people across a wide range of assistive needs simplify every-day tasks like getting to work, coming home, or staying in touch with friends and family.
We’re getting great feedback about how powerful the technology is in streamlining frequent tasks and integrating multiple app functions with just a single voice command or tap.”
This means that there are lot of upcoming things from Apple. ShortCuts can possibly be the beginning of those. It’ll be pretty interesting to know how the company improves upon that in the near future.