Bob M wrote:
I had on my list to look more at Cue per your recommendation. Then this happened. I look forward to seeing how it’s integrated into iOS 7.
Ohhhhhhhh that's what happened to them! Thanks for sending me this! I am glad Apple has copped to the importance of making logical connections between our data, and displaying it all at once. Google Now is good, though I can't say it has worked perfectly for me on iOS.
Noelle M, who showed me Cue originally, last week saw they were shutting down, so I went and tracked down Tempo for us.
I like Tempo a lot, and it fulfills most of what I got out of Cue. As Noelle noted this morning, however, it lacks some of the cleverness that made Cue a delight. Package tracking, upcoming travel itineraries, sunrise/sunset. But this is clearly a hot field, sure to attract plenty of heroic developer action in the near future.
Now I get to say one more thing, for the record. I have a pretty good record of picking up on stuff that's primo enough even for Apple.
- October 2008 – I publish this post about how much I like Lala music streaming service. Didn't know anybody else using it.
- December 2009 – Apple buys Lala music streaming service.
- 2009 – jjmarcus starts introducing clients to the awesome and free Siri Personal Assistant, putting it on almost everyone's iPhones.
- 2011 – Apple buys Siri Personal Assistant.
- September 2013 – jjmarcus posts on Facebook that Apple's apps could stand to be more like Cue.
- October 2013 – Apple buys Cue.
And Apple is conservative with their cash.