‘Parcel’ parcel tracking app updated with Siri commands

ByLance T. Lee

Oct 8, 2022

Parcel is one of the most popular package tracking apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. This week, the app received a major update that added support for Siri commands, so users can now ask Apple’s virtual assistant about the status of their packages.

Track your packages using Siri with the Parcels app

Support for Siri commands in the Parcel app is based on the new App Intents framework introduced with iOS 16. This API allows developers to easily extend the functionality of their third-party apps with Siri and the Shortcuts app. With that in mind, the Parcel developer has created a way to integrate shipping statuses with Siri.

With the update, Parcel users can now ask Siri things like “Where’s my MacBook parcel?” or “When does my MacBook package arrive?”. Siri will notify you of all your plan details without even having to open the app.

Today Parcel added support for Siri in iOS 16. You can ask Siri to show the latest status of your active or recently completed delivery using one of the predefined phrases. For example, when tracking a package called “MacBook”, you can use one of the following phrases: “Track MacBook package”, “Where is my MacBook package”? or “When does my MacBook package arrive?”.

According to the developer, Siri commands are now available in seven different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. More details about the new Siri commands in Parcel can be found on the app’s official website.

And if you don’t know Parcel yet, the app is definitely worth trying. It has push notifications, Amazon integration, widgets, and more. You can download Parcel for free from the App Store.

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