Why if you miss Siri you’ll miss the future of the Web
Siri is the most useful thing I’ve seen so far this year. But after playing with it, getting an interview with its CEO (video here on building43) it’s even more important for you to pay attention to. It is the best example of what the web will be. Let’s go back. Web 1994 was the “get me a domain and a page” era. Web 2000 was the “make my page(s) interactive and put people on it” era. Siri is the best example. Why is it so different? Because on the back end they’ve stitched together a sizeable group of APIs from services like Opentable to Flightstats. Before it was common only for a couple of APIs to be joined together, here they have dozens. That’s the other thing. Why is this really new and important? No, the real secret sauce and huge impact on the future of the web is in the back end of this thing. I just asked Siri “who checked into the Half Moon Bay Ritz?” But the team now could hook up Foursquare’s APIs and make this question answerable. This is the future of the web.