One of the biggest news that graced the world of tech lately is of course the launch of Apple's latest and greatest smartphone, the iPhone 4S. But when it comes to media coverage, one feature of the iPhone 4S that has been attracting the spotlight recently is the speech controlled A.I. app called Siri. As you might already know, there have been some significant hype surrounding the possibility of porting Siri to non-iPhone 4S devices. Last week we brought to you a report that Siri's security protocol has been cracked. And apparently, that discovery may have opened a world of other possibilities.
A hacker with that goes by the username "plamoni" in Twitter posted a video where it shows Siri running on a proxy server he created. The "extensible" proxy server allows the developer to generate custom Siri handlers depending on the actions. In this particular demonstration, plamoni created a plugin with custom handles that enables him to control a standard WiFi thermostat through his iPhone. Check out the video demonstration below:
As you can see from the video, plamoni's proxy Siri server lets you see all the traffic that's going across while he asked the application regarding the weather. But things really got interesting when plamoni tested the Siri proxy straight from the iPhone and it worked like a charm. But things went crazy when he started his demonstration of how he controls his thermostat through his iPhone. First he inquired to Siri regarding the inside temperature and the application complied. And then he moved on to check the status of the thermostat and once again Siri was able to provide a comprehensive report. But what really impresses was the fact that he was able to set the temperature of his thermostat through Siri and even indulged the viewers by showing the actual thermostat and Siri in action. Very cool indeed.
If it works on a standard thermostat, you can probably the imagine the possibilities with this cool development. This particular hack doesn't even require a jailbroken iPhone 4S to work which is definitely another plus. But of course, you will need some decent technical knowledge and skills to be able to pull it off. If you want to try it out yourself, full instructions on how to set up your own Siri proxy server in a home network can be found here.
Can you just imagine what sort of functional Siri hacks the jailbreak community can come up with? [via ModMyi]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback