In many cases, a single action does the job.
Say it. Do it!
Often, however, a task require multiple actions to be performed across multiple independent apps. On-the-go, you just want things done quickly and efficiently without having to worry about which actions to run, and which apps need to be in the mix.
Compound commands allow you to do just that – just say what you want to do – naturally – and, assuming this makes sense and you have access to the relevant apps, the right actions are magically executed. It’s not that complicated – just say “navigate to the tech museum and call Kevin”, firing off Maps and WhatsApp in the process. Driving, and in a hurry to catch the train? Just say “navigate to the Caltrain station and buy a train ticket” launching Maps and the Caltrain app in sequence. Did you just hear the announcement that your plane is ready to board? Say “show my boarding pass and tell susan I’m boarding now” (American, United, Delta,…) and (Whatsapp, Messenger,…) and you’re ready to get on the flight home – one, two … do!
Compound commands are … complex magic to get things done … simply!