Housecall Pro has released a new way for home service technicians and business owners to
. Using Amazon’s Alexa app or any Alexa-enabled device you can:
Hear the details of your next job, such as the time, customer name, and address.
Text your customers to let them know you’re on the way with a single voice command.
Get directions to your next job without taking your hands off the wheel.
We wanted to make sure our pros could take advantage of voice activated functionality where they spend the majority of their time: in their office and on the road,” Connor Kuehnle, Housecall Pro’s Senior Product Manager explains. “Access to Housecall Pro functionality through your voice allows you to continue on your job or keep your eyes on the road, but still stay informed about your day without the distraction of pulling out your phone. This will keep our pros safer on the roads and more efficient in the field.”
Housecall Pro’s development team is currently looking into additional functionality through the app, such as adding line items to an estimate or invoice or reading off job notes.
is a voice-activated virtual assistant created by Amazon. Alexa has built-in features, such as the ability to create to-do lists, set alarms, and play music. Users can also enable new “skills” from third-party developers, like Housecall Pro.
The Alexa app works on Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, smart speakers like Amazon Echo, and other devices.
According to Connor,
It’s been awesome partnering with a company as innovative as Amazon to bring this first in the industry feature. Using new and cutting edge technologies to produce time saving features for our pros is core to our mission. Because of Alexa’s wide range of devices, including their mobile app and Alexa Auto line up, we know we could get this to pros where they would use it the most.”
About Housecall Pro
is a comprehensive mobile and desktop solution that helps home service companies streamline their business, increase revenue, and improve the customer experience. It comes with built-in features for scheduling jobs and dispatching team members, as well as automated customer interactions, such as “On my way” texts and estimates that turn into invoices, then receipts upon payment.