How to Use Siri to Control IFTTT or Custom Programs
Voice control is a rising trend with products like Alexa and Google Home appearing in more homes. For DIYers and hackers, there are a number of ways take advantage of some of these tools to build voice controlled applications. Yet, it's remained difficult to take advantage of the voice control features implemented in Siri for any custom use. Fortunately, a howchoo reader named Sanjeet turned us toward a tool he wrote called SiriControl that allows you to use Siri as the voice control mechanism for your applications. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up and using SiriControl.
Before we begin, here is a brief overview of how SiriControl works. SiriControl takes advantage of Siri's ability to record notes. So we'll configure Siri to write new notes to a Gmail account. Then SiriControl will read new notes from that Gmail account, parse the text, and execute any modules that match a list of words.