From Wandoujia’s always-informative monthly Mobile Search Index for May:
Delving a bit deeper into the rankings, however, we find interesting differences among the two groups. High-tier phone users were more likely to use white-collar stalwart Sina Weibo than their low-tier counterparts. The same can be said for foreign social media apps like Facebook and Twitter, the latter of which did not even rank in the top 500 apps for the low-tier phone group.
HomeKit will allow iPhone users to control individual smart home devices right from their phone, and it sounds as though it’ll all happen through Siri, rather than a specific app. Homeowners will be able to put their smart home devices into groups too, so that they’ll also be able to control a series of items at once — perhaps an entire room’s worth of appliances or an entire floor’s lighting.
I don’t know how psyched I am about everything running through Siri. Actually, I’m not psyched at all about it, to tell you the truth. Siri continues to be way too finicky to be useful on an every day basis for me. Too often I get the “I’m really sorry about this” nonsense with even simple commands. Now I’m going to have to rely on it to get my doors locked and to close my garage door at night? I’d much rather just control everything through simple on-off switches in a central app. I think most people probably feel the same way. I know a few other connected home solutions are going with a gesture approach. Maybe that has more utility than voice commands. if we’re talking about ways to minimize pulling out a phone, a specific app etc.