For those of you with an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Microsoft Cortana device, there is a new application that can help you in time of need.
The application is called Ask My Buddy. It is an alert system using only your voice. It can be used to contact your close friends or family members when you need help. It is not a substitute for 911; it will not patch you to an emergency operator, but it can alert family members or friends in a circumstance when you are unable to get to your phone.
There are only two quick steps to the process which can be found at http://askmybuddy.net/quick_start.php. Once you’ve registered email addresses or cell phone numbers of your Personal Alert Network, you are ready to go.
Once I registered, I tried this out in my home and told my Echo, “Alexa, ask my buddy to alert everybody.” I have my husband’s cell phone registered for texts, and it sent him a text that I needed help and to check on me.
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All in all, Ask My Buddy is useful for anyone who uses an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or a Microsoft Cortana device. You never know when you may need assistance and the phone is just too far away.