Siri Now Helps You Shop at Best Buy
Posted on December 18, 2011 by eli courey
Wolfram Alpha, one of the main search engines for Siri, has teamed up with Best Buy to deliver voice access to the entire product catalog, including prices and descriptions. To try it out yourself, just tell Siri something like “Wolfram iPad 2” and Siri will quickly respond with Best Buy’s prices and descriptions.
Just in time for the holidays, we’re introducing a new functionality that provides consumers with a unique approach to shopping. By leveraging data from Best Buy’s public APIs, Wolfram|Alpha users will now be able to browse more than 35,000 appliances and consumer electronics products. Wolfram|Alpha’s intuitive natural-language interface helps you hone in on the precise products you need, while its powerful data visualization capabilities give you an innovative overview of any shopping category.