As we referred to upon my progressing post, Steve Sande as well as we have been tough during work collaborating upon “Talking to Siri,” an ebook which will shortly strike a Kindle store. One of a topics we’re exploring is how to pull Siri over a advertised limits.
Take blogging, for example. Did we know which we could emanate blog posts wholly by voice? I’m not articulate about simple dictation either.
That’s since Siri supports SMS messaging, as well as a small well known underline of Google Blogger allows we to emanate blog posts without delay from SMS content messages.
[You can additionally use SMS to post to Tumblr as well as Posterous, nonetheless it's a bit some-more finicky. Services similar to ping.fm or HelloTXT competence assistance if we devise to refurbish multiform amicable networks right from Siri. –Ed.]
Interested in giving it a spin? Send REGISTER to 256447. Blogger replies to your registration content by texting we a URL for your latest blog as well as an discretionary explain code. This formula can be used to join forces with your latest entrance with an existent blog. It only as easy, however, to work with a automatically generated blog which is sent to you.
To emanate a latest post, only reply to a 256447 conversation. Dictate your latest blog post to Siri as well as send it. Once we do, a content essence have been now posted to a blog. If we wish to begin posts from scratch, only give which SMS series a noted hit name in your residence book (I used ‘Geronimo Blogger’ in a screenshot).
You can revisit a mobile blog we combined this approach over during Blogger as well as see a dual posts we combined regulating Siri.
If you’re upon a singular SMS diet, posting by content summary competence infer as well abounding for your blood. There’s still a Siri-capable workaround for that, though we contingency operate an existent blogger comment to emanate a Mail-to-Blogger address. You’ll find a finish set of instructions during a Blogger assistance article upon this subject. That press review shows we how to operate your comment settings to settle your blogging email address, which consists of your user name as well as a tip word. You can afterwards operate Siri to send an email to which residence at your convenience we wish to post-by-voice.
If you’d cite not to operate Blogger, there have been copiousness of alternative services which work with post-via-email. Tumblr, Posterous as well as WordPress.com all await formulating a law residence which we can operate to post directly. Simply supplement a email to your residence book with a particular nonetheless pronounceable hit name (“Erica Tumblr” will work, though we competence wish to include a phonetic final name to assistance Siri suss out which it’s conspicuous ‘tumbler’), afterwards discuss it Siri “Send an email to Erica Tumblr.” You can foreordain your post as well as share it with a world.