The team of developers named as Applidium was the one to bring the open source video player VLC to the Apple’s online App store but some licensing issues came up and the app was pulled off the app store. Well, the Applidium is back and this time they have successfully reversed engineered the protocol which is used to allow Siri to communicate with Apple’s online servers. To understand it clearly, we can say that they managed to contact the Apple servers directly from a computer. The developers also added that the Apple servers recognized and even analyzed their voice input commands sent from a computer, just like they do when it is sent from an iPhone 4S. According to Applidium:
Today, we managed to crack open Siri’s protocol. As a result, we are able to use Siri’s recognition engine from any device. Yes, that means anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri! Or use Siri on an iPad! And we’re going to share this know-how with you.
Previously, when any developer wanted to use Siri while creating their apps on iOS or other platforms as well, the original protocol of Siri is set up to transmit a unique identifying command for a certain iPhone 4S. So, the guys at Applidium were successfully able to extract that identifier from one of their iPhone 4S model and later they used it to authenticate the Siri voice input commands which were not sent from an iPhone 4S. But there is another problem that such codes could not be added in an app packaged for distribution.
So, we conclude that the research is still not public and this concept demonstration can be called a start. As, developers might work harder to get another big breakthrough from it. But as for now, it is just an interesting demonstration which can be used by developers for their own use.
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