Indiegogo alum TrackR announced on Tuesday the launch of its integration with Alexa, the cloud-based voice service behind the Amazon Echo speaker, called “Find My Phone,” which allows customers to locate a misplaced phone.
TrackR stated not only can Alexa perform tasks such as read the news, report the weather and provide sports scores, it can also locate any phone by using the TrackR. Once the app is enabled, users simply say, “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone,” and Alexa will ring it loudly, even if it is on silent mode.
Sharing more details about the feature, Christian Johan Smith, president and co-founder of TrackR, stated:
“Nearly half of all mobile phone users misplace their phone at least once a week. With the new TrackR skill for Amazon Alexa, customers can now say, ‘Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone’ and get an immediate answer, rather than ‘Honey, where’s my phone?’ followed by five minutes of frantic searching. Our integration with Amazon Alexa and the Alexa Fund is the next phase in building a comprehensive platform that remembers where your items are so you don’t have to, a concept that we believe is instrumental to the success of the consumer inventory management space.”
“We’re excited to add TrackR to the Alexa service, creating yet another category within the 2,000+ Alexa skills already available. Now our busy Alexa customers have an additional skill to help them get out the door, and on with their day that much easier – losing your phone between the couch cushions is officially a problem of the past with the new TrackR skill and hands-free convenience of Alexa.”
TrackR’s Indiegogo, TrackR Bravo, is currently available on Amazon’s Launchpad.
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