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Voice Assistants are a growing channel for engaging with community members. Connect your city’s open data to the Qwhery.cloud and start a whole new conversation with your community.

Q11 is connecting municipalities directly with residents

With the vast array of information at our fingertips today, people expect near-instant answers to their questions to local government. Even basic, everyday inquiries become all the more urgent in times of crisis, and to an extreme, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the key responsibility that municipalities have to keep residents informed in a timely manner.

Over the years, cities have moved to fill in gaps on their end by creating open data collections. Enormous amounts of information are categorized and made available for public use through online tools such as parks locators, City Councillor lookups, community events and meetings calendars, zoning maps, and far more. Even so, people often struggle to efficiently find what they need, when it’s needed. Why is this?

A great example of how open data can be used by anyone to benefit everyone. ~ Ryan Nolan, Director of I.T., […]

By |2020-05-07T13:43:36-05:00April 30th, 2020|Q11|0 Comments

New Esri Partner is Connecting Smart Homes with Smart Cities Through Voice Assistant Technology

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (March 4, 2020) – Qwhery, a leading #VoiceFirst service provider has been selected to join the Esri Startup Program, a three-year program that helps emerging business partners bring new and innovative products to customers of location intelligence world leader Esri.

Qwhery is launching a set of skills called Q11, for voice assistant technology that connects authoritative municipal open data to Alexa-enabled devices, in homes or on mobile phones. In short, these Alexa skills offer a new channel for residents to ask their municipality questions about city services or submit service requests via their Amazon Echo devices. Qwhery has integrated these Alexa skills with the Esri Geospatial Cloud, a complete platform that provides mapping, business intelligence, analytics and IoT software.

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Q11 can provide users with location-based information from cities and regions, by using Alexa to connect to Open Data websites. It can […]

By |2020-05-07T11:04:46-05:00March 4th, 2020|Press Release|0 Comments
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