“Apple has acquired a company named Workflow, a small company that develops an app under the same name,” Todd Haselton reports for CNBC. “Workflow is available for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, and allows you to automate certain actions.”

“Maybe, for example, you want to tap a single button to request an Uber at a predetermined pickup location,” Haselton reports. “Or perhaps you want to make an animated GIF from the last five pictures you snapped. These are just two simple examples of what Workflow can do.”

“This sort of acquisition may be a very key indicator of the sorts of features Apple may eventually include in a future version of iOS. It may even be a small glimpse into Apple’s plans for augmented reality (AR), especially since quick execution of complicated tasks will be important if we’re relying on AR glasses,” Haselton reports. “Or even on your Apple Watch!”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Workflow is kind of like Automator (AppleScript) for your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

The Workflow app, an Apple Design Winner, is free right now and will continue to be available in the App Store for the foreseeable future.

More info and download link here.