Microsoft releases Cortana app for iOS to beta tester community

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Date: Monday, November 30th, 2015, 07:55
Category: iOS, News, Software


It’s Microsoft’s alternative to Siri and its beta is now available on iOS. Microsoft has released a beta of its Cortana personal assistant app for iOS. The app, which went out to a handful of testers who signed up to trial the new app were notified by way of email that the iOS version of Cortana was available for download, offers voice-powered assistance, plus help with managing your schedule, reminders, and alarms, as well as the ability to track things like flights, packages, stocks, scores and more.

An Android version of the app was previously made available for testing this August.

The iOS version stemmed from an online survey in early November that stated that users wanted to tie together iPhones and Windows PCs as one of the main features.

According to the description that accompanies the test build of Cortana for iOS, Microsoft explains how the assistant can help Windows users with iPhones connect the two platforms.

Testers report that the beta build is being distributed by Apple’s TestFlight, which apparently sets a limit of 2,000 testers per application, thereby making it a bit rare in the testing community.

The original survey indicated that Cortana for iOS would be available to those in the U.S. and China, but the survey itself was aimed at potential U.S. testers.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via TechCrunch

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