Here’s some good news and bad news for those of we looking brazen to personification with Cortana for iOS: The good news is that a open beta is here. The bad news? Only a tiny organisation of users will get to try it out.
According to tech blog Warenotice, Microsoft is now distributing a Cortana for iOS beta to a initial turn of beta testers—presumably to those who applied for a beta module progressing this month. Warenotice perceived an invitation to exam a app, and published a few screenshots of Cortana regulating on an iPhone.
The story behind a story: Microsoft has worked tough to move many of a apps to other platforms like iOS and Android. It’s all partial of the”cloud first, mobile first” ethos a association instituted underneath CEO Satya Nadella. However, as a Jared Newman forked out, a iOS chronicle won’t be as full-featured as a Windows and Android versions, mostly since of a some-more sealed inlet of a iOS universe. The iOS chronicle of Cortana won’t have a hands-free mode, for example, so it isn’t a loyal deputy for Siri.
Only 2000 testers allowed
Unfortunately, not everybody will be means to try a Cortana for iOS beta. Microsoft is regulating Apple’s TestFlight beta contrast system—the one Apple-sanctioned process for distributing open betas on iOS—and it has some limitations. Most notably, TestFlight allows developers to discharge a beta app to usually 2000 testers, and as Warenotice points out, app beta durations can run for adult to 60 days. In addition, a beta module is usually open to users in a US and China.
So if we aren’t one of a propitious few to get in a beta program, you’ll have to wait until a final recover of Cortana for iOS to give it a try.