Some time ago on Twitter I stumbled across Simon, he was retweeted by the developer of Working Copy, an app I love and use heavily - and the retweet was a video of a script being run on an iPhone and returning some pretty cool results - so I asked "what is this and how can I get a copy?". Not too long later I was invited to the beta of Scriptable, and got stuck in.
So, what can you do with this app? The built in examples include getting the current Slack status, grabbing the latest XKCD comic, and viewing shared JSON in a readable format. There are many more sample scripts over on the Automators Forums where I host a community run forum for the app (what better home than with Automators?).
You can also trigger Scriptable scripts in any number of ways. When you tap the settings icon inside of a script you get the option to immediately add the script to Siri, you can copy the URL scheme to the app, and even add it directly to Launch Center Pro which will then let you trigger notifications to run it at specific times or places.
All of your scripts are donated to Siri too, which means they're available in the Shortcuts app as well.
You can get Scriptable on the App Store now - and it's free which is insane, so please make use of the tip jar!