No doubt that Siri is the only back-bone of Apple’s iPhone 4S success, as the phone offers similar features to old-gen iPhone 4 model but users liked the new model due to the addition of new intelligent virtual personal assistant. However, the Siri was not initially developed by Apple; instead it was a normal stand-alone application available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPad users. Dag Kittlaus, the original mega mind behind the Siri contacted by the Steve Jobs, as he was interested to get the feature inside the newer iOS generation devices. The original Siri was killed by the Apple from App Store, and then they work with additional developers to make it more powerful and integrated into the iPhone 4S for the first public launch of the service, and believe us it simply works and saved Apple from the downfall.
However, now it is reported that the Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri, shared some of the tidbits regarding the initial development of Siri during a keynote speech given in Chicago yesterday. Network World reporting on Kittlaus speech on keynote, according to Kittlaus, Steve Jobs personally liked the Siri application from the very first day, and just after three weeks of Siri launch in the App Store, Steve Jobs contacted him to plan a meeting regarding the Siri application.
And he wanted me to come over to his house the next day, and I did, and I spent 3 hours with him in front of his fireplace having this surreal conversation about the future.
And, you know, he talked about why Apple was going to win, and we talked about how Siri was doing. And he was very excited about the fact that.. you know, he was very interested in this area in general but, you know, they’re patient, they don’t jump on anything until they feel they can go after something new and he felt that we cracked it. So that was his attraction.
Kittlaus noted in the keynote speech that Jobs liked the intelligent personal assistant, but he didn’t like the “Siri” name, but after generous support from Dag Kittlaus and failure of their own research regarding the research for an alternative name for Siri, he continued using the Siri name during the iPhone 4S launch.