Will developers bring Siri, Google Now and Cortana-like features to their apps?

With the rise of Siri on iOS, Google Now on Android and Cortana on Microsoft Windows Phone 8, the concept of speech-enabled assistants that can ease tasks or even tackle them before being asked is becoming a more common smartphone experience. Experts call this "anticipatory computing," and though it can take many forms, it's voice-driven content discovery that may be the first to make its way into developers' hands. There are already plenty of apps that are aiming to bring a similar level of personalization and convenience to smartphone users. For Cezary Pietrzak, who predicted anticipatory computing as a key trend in 2014 on his blog, early examples include Aviate, Sunrise, Cue and even major players like foursquare. The trend is currently dividing developers between those who are embracing it and those who view it with skepticism. For more on this topic, check out this FierceDeveloper special report. Special report

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