Ask for Input

🗣

Prompts the user to enter a piece of information.

Score
Type
InterActivity
Expertise
5/5
Type
InterActivity
Expertise

Action Information

Parameters

Ask [Question]
– Input Type: [Text/Number/URL/Date/Time/Date and Time]
– Default Answer: [Text]

Input

Does not take input

Result

This action passes input through as output.

Comments

Works with Siri by asking you to dictate a response

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Works Well With

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Details

Type
Interactivity
Expertise Needed
Matthew's Score
5/5
Date Added to Shortcuts
11/12/2014
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.ask