Ola adds support for Siri, Apple Maps to its cab hiring app

olaOla, one of India’s largest cab aggregators, said it has integrated Siri andApple Maps to its mobile app for iOS 10.

The company also  launched an app for Apple Watch users.

Using just their voice iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10 can simply say, “Hey Siri, get me an Olacab” to book their next ride, said the company.

iOS 10 users can now book a ride without ever opening up the Ola app to track a ride’s progress and view ride estimates and trip progress, added the company.

Ankit Bhati, Co-Founder and CTO of Ola said, “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 and we are confident that customers using Apple devices will benefit from this refreshed experience. With this update, Apple users will also get access to Ola directly from Apple Maps when searching for their destination.”

Siri is a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant, knowledge navigator and voice assistant is a part of Apple’s iOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS operating systems.

Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation.



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