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Skype and Ola get better with Siri integration and more for iOS 10

Ola has rolled out Siri support with Apple Maps integration for iOS 10 users. Meanwhile, Skype for iPhone has also been refreshed with Siri support. With the latest update, you will be able to ask Siri to book Ola rides at your convenience with fully integrated Siri voice assistance. Moreover, you can make use of your Apple Watch to book your preferred Ola rides using the watchOS app.

Book Ola rides using Apple Maps

It is also possible to book Ola rides using Apple Maps app. The latest iOS 10 update to Ola app also enables you to make use of 3D Touch quick actions for simplified and easy access to the Ola app.

Use Siri commands to start a Skype conversation

With the integration of Siri into Skype for iPhone, you can use Siri commands to quickly start a Skype call. Moreover, you will be able to answer Skype calls directly from your lock screen just like a normal phone call.

In a statement released to the press, Ola disclosed that Phone users running iOS 10 with the latest version of Ola can now ask Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, to book cabs for them. The update, which also includes Apple Maps integration, marks Ola’s growing focus on making cab booking even more accessible and convenient for iPhone users in India.

The statement further added that using just voice, iPhone users running iOS 10 can simply say ‘Hey Siri, get me an Olacab’ to book their next ride.

Pay Skype credits in Israeli Shekels

The latest Skype for iPhone update enables you to store your Skype contacts into the contacts list built into the iPhone. If you are located in Israel, you can easily pay for Skype credits in Shekels. You can invite your friends to Skype directly from the contacts list.

Commenting on the development, Ola co-founder, and CTO Ankit Bhati disclosed that technology is at the core of all our solutions aimed at providing enhanced mobility to our customers. Integrating our app with iOS 10 is a step towards redefining customer experience. We are proud to be one of the early adopters of Sirikit and Mapkit in the world

Bhati said that the latest update enables Apple users to get access to Ola directly from Apple Maps while searching for their destination. In addition to that, Ola has launched an independent app on Apple Watch to ensure a consistent experience across all Apple devices.

At the recently concluded WWDC 2016, Apple has thrown open Siri voice-based virtual assistant to third-party apps. The company has provided the required tools such as SiriKit and MapKit to enable third-party integration with Apple Maps.