Apple keeps swallowing startups left and right. Their latest target is Cue, the maker of a personal assistant app for iPhone and iPad.
Following the announcement, the application was pulled from the AppStore though existing users will likely be able to continue using it.
Cue tunes into your email, contacts and calendar, as well as other services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Evernote, Salesforce, Reddit and Tumblr to come up with actionable information. It will make it easy to “contact the people you care about, get to where you are going, and to know what’s next.”
Cue enhances your calendar by automatically connecting related emails, phone numbers, and addresses, allowing you to change or cancel reservations, check into flights, track the arrival of packages, or text friends that you are running late. You can see up-to-date contact info alongside recent communications and the contact’s latest posts on Facebook and Twitter, and search across all your linked accounts.
Yeah, it’s like Google Now on steroids and something Apple may want to integrate into some future version of iOS and/or Siri. Sounds pretty cool; what do you think?