Apple is showcasing up-and-coming applications from Square and UK challenger bank Monzo which will enable iPhone users to transfer funds with a simple voice request via Siri.
Announced at Apple’s World Wide Developer conference in June, the company is extending the use of Siri for the forthcoming release of iOS10 to enable users to interact with their apps using voice commands.
Monzo and Square are at the forefront of applying the SiriKit SDK to develop applications that will enable users to ask Siri to send a secure payments without ever opening an app.
“With Square Cash, you can easily ask Siri to send money to a friend, whether you’re splitting the dinner bill, paying rent to your landlord or sending your roommate money for utilities,” says Apple in a release previewing the integration.
The WWDC keynote in June showed off a number of potential applications, including a play by German digital bank Number26 to use Siri to send money to a friend in the Number26 contact book.
Similarly, developers at Monzo are working on ways for customers to ask Siri to send payments to fellow Monzo users, authenticating them with the touch of a finger with Touch ID.
First appeared at Finextra