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Apple lets appmakers use Siri — within limits — amid 'gigantic' batch of iPhone updates

Apple lets appmakers use Siri — within limits — amid 'gigantic' batch of iPhone updates

Despite the increasing amount of time people spend on their smartphones, the app market is in a lull.

Facebook, Snapchat, Uber and other big-name apps get heaps of downloads. But most everyone else is seeing demand level off. 

That’s why app-makers raved about Apple’s announcement at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference on Monday that apps may integrate with virtual assistant Siri, Apple Maps and iMessage. This would allow developers to build software that lets iPhone users, say, talk to Siri to send a friend $20 through Venmo, book a ride on Lyft directly on Maps and select and send Dropbox files without leaving...

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