More than a month ago, the world was treated to the iPhone 4S and from what it looks like based on sales, this is yet another runaway hit from the Cupertino giant. But there is one exclusive feature of the iPhone 4S that is almost as popular as the device itself, we are referring of course to the software application called Siri. Over the last few weeks, Siri has been getting crazy amounts of media coverage lately from how it is supposed to be a game changer and the fact that there were successful attempts to port it into older devices.
On a previous report, we brought into your attention how a hacker named plamoni was able to create a Siri proxy server which was made possible because Applidium was able to crack the application's security protocol. On this rather impressive demo, plamoni was able to manipulate Siri to create custom handlers using his created proxy server which he then used to control his WiFi thermostat. We pointed out that this development could potentially lead to an infinite number of possibilities. And now talking about other possibilities, another developer used that proxy server to turn his car on and off.
Check out the video below how user fiquett remotely starts his car by commanding Siri:
Wasn't that cool or what? Using plamoni's Siri proxy and hooked it up with his Viper SmartStart car system, fiquett was able to start his car by using his iPhone.
The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with a php script that runs on my web server. The php script, which I developed months ago for personal use, allows me to send commands to my car which has a Viper SmartStart module installed. Current commands accepted are: “Vehicle Arm”, “Vehicle Disarm”, “Vehicle Start”, “Vehicle Stop”, “Vehicle Pop Trunk”, and “Vehicle Panic”.
Here's another video showing how Siri can remotely lock / unlock a car:
And to think we are only about more than a month since we've had Siri. You can only imagine the things that third parties can do with this kind of application of Siri. And with Siri turning into some kind of sport for developer nowadays, expect more of these impressive Siri demonstrations. It is easy to dismiss Siri as a "gimmick" when it was first introduced but upon seeing functionalities like what was demonstrated in the video, any skeptics might want to rethink their opinion about Siri. [via 9to5Mac]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback