The beta versi of Shortcuts is being processed via TestFlight, with a "Request" opti for access available after cnecting to the Developer Center. After clicking the butt to request access, Apple indicates that selected users will be notified promptly by email if they are authorized to access it.
Siri Shortcuts is based the Workflow applicati that Apple has purchased in 2017, allowing users to create multi-step shortcuts using third-party applicatis, which can then be enabled at the same time. help with a Siri voice command.
So, for example, you could create a shortcut to do something like turn the thermostat at home using the Nest app, send a text to your roommate that you're the way with Messages, and open Maps applicati with home directis all with e "I get home" command Siri.
Shortcuts are deeply customizable, with third-party applicatis capable of exposing a series of quick actis to Siri that can be integrated into shortcut recipes.
When iOS 12 was introduced, Apple said that a Shortcuts applicati would be available in the fall, but it was not clear if a beta versi would be available. At the moment, in the beta versi of iOS 12, a limited number of shortcuts can be created in the Siri secti of the applicati Settings, but the applicati Shortcuts will be required for all fctinalities.
According to Apple, the initial beta release of Shortcuts will have limited acti, no iCloud synchrizati, and …