Cortana likely to get package tracking, clues found in Windows 10 preview
Someone who decided to dive deep into the code of the Windows 10 Technical Preview has found references to a possible upcoming feature for Cortana that may allow it to be used for tracking packages.
Rahul Aggarwal used his Twitter account to post up a screenshot from the preview build which shows a mention of "ParcelDelivery" in the code. While this code may indeed be in the preview of Windows 10, that doesn't mean it will actually be enabled in the Windows Phone or Windows 10 version of Cortana.
Microsoft has been adding new features to Cortana on a regular basis for Windows Phone 8.1, including public transit reminders and most recently a way for it to remind users if their favorite band is scheduled to play nearby.
Cortana is expected to be added to Windows 10 when the consumer preview version of the OS is launched, which should happen sometime in early 2015. Do you think adding package delivery features to Cortana is a good idea?
Source: Rahul Aggarwal on Twitter
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I'm also hoping for features like those found in this post, and suggestions I've made!
What "MAGIC" can happen when Cortana on PC and WINDOWS PHONE come together!?!
Here are my thoughts on that!:-)
CORTANA on PC and WINDOWS PHONE; WORKING TOGETHER:
Don't get me wrong. Integrating the one or another functionality is great, as long as a function is not available in a separate app (for example when they integrated the optical scanning functionality into Bing).
But if there's an app available which Microsoft substitutes with an integrated functionality, I'm afraid it discourages developers.
Example: Cortana recognizes music/siri does the same. Is Shazam done? I don't think so. Shazam recognizes far more complicated remixes than Siri or Cortana. So your comment is not completely valid. It's consumer preference and laziness.
Microsoft Research is rumored to develop a system, that gives answers without the user asking, just by knowing the user would want the information (like sports scores in Cortana).
But I have the same quarrel about integrating lots of functionality into the system.
Having CHOICE often leads to people choosing the easy way (which in this case means NOT installing a separate app, for a functionality that is integrated into the system already), even if they were willing to pay for the separate app.
By the way. Why is there no official Alpha app? They even have apps for Kindle Fire and Nook.