shortcuts Stories January 18

Robot vacuums remains one obvious category HomeKit should support in the future. HomeKit support would bring voice control for vacuums through Siri, app control through the Home app and Control Center, and clean up scheduling through automation — all in the same app you manage other smart home accessories.

Even without HomeKit support, you can build your own Siri control for Wi-Fi-enabled iRobot Roomba vacuums using MacStories‘ very helpful guide for connecting IFTTT (If This Then That) triggers to Apple’s Shortcuts app on iOS 12. Here’s my Siri-controlled robot vacuum experience and best practice recommendations:

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shortcuts Stories December 5, 2018

Shortcuts app updated with support for posting to Tumblr, more

The Shortcuts app is getting an update today with a few new features and a ton of bug fixes and improvements. Shortcuts is available as a separate download on the App Store.

shortcuts Stories October 30, 2018

Alongside software updates to iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and HomePod today, Apple has released Shortcuts 2.1. The update includes improvements to iCloud sharing, new measurement conversions, Weather integration, and more.

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Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip

shortcuts Stories October 12, 2018

RoutineHub lets you keep your Shortcuts up to date

The new Shortcuts app available on the App Store for devices running iOS 12 or higher is a great way to automate your iPhone or iPad with ease. The app even lets people share Shortcuts with other users, however, there’s a huge flaw with the current implementation. To solve that, let’s introduce RoutineHub.

shortcuts Stories September 17, 2018

Shortcuts user guide for getting started now available, Siri Shortcuts Field Guide course available for learning more

Along with the public release of iOS 12 today, Apple has brought the Shortcuts app out of its invite-only status and made it available to all. It has also published a user guide for getting up and running with the useful automation focused app. And if you’ve already been a Workflow/Shortcuts user, we’ve got a great resource to go further.

Apple’s new Shortcuts app for iOS 12 is now available on the App Store for anyone to install. Shortcuts was first shown off at WWDC in June, but the Workflow replacement has only been available for testing for developers on an invite-basis using TestFlight before today.

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