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Qwhery Inc Selected for Hi5 Pitch Competition

By |2020-10-21T09:52:45-05:00October 21st, 2020|Press Release|

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (October 21, 2020) – Qwhery Inc has been selected as a finalist to compete in Haltech’s annual pitch competition, Hi5.

For the past seven years, Haltech, a regional tech startup accelerator, has hosted their pitch competition, Hi5, where five clients are chosen after an in-depth application process to pitch their business to a panel of distinguished judges.

This year, the competition will be held virtually on November 26th, from 3:oopm to 5:00pm ET. Save the date by registering for your free tickets Here.

Congratulations to the other finalists, vying for the top prize, Cubby, My Well Self, SPOT App and XProEM.

About Qwhery Inc

Qwhery Inc, is a leader in implementing voice technology and geographic information systems. Their flagship product, Q11, connects smart home devices and voice assistants to local government open data portals. The Qwhery cloud helps Cities connect the services that they provide […]

Qwhery Inc turns One Year Old!

By |2020-09-13T14:07:01-05:00September 12th, 2020|Press Release|

One more spin around the sun and Qwhery is celebrating its first birthday. 2020 hasn’t turned out how we expected it to and just like many, we’ve had to think differently about our products and what’s important.

We started Qwhery with a focus on voice technology, connecting your smart speakers and voice assistants to your Towns, Cities and Regions and the services and information that they provide. When we were faced with the pandemic, we decided to try and do something for everyone by bringing COVID-19 related case data to you via SMS text messaging, Facebook Messenger, Alexa and Google Assistant. Today, you can register for free COVID-19 alerts for any Health Region in Canada or County in the United States. We’ve enabled our Alexa Skill, Q11 to also provide anyone with the same information. Google Assistant is on the way.

The pandemic doesn’t […]

Engaging Communities at the Intersection of Voice Technology and Location Intelligence

By |2020-05-14T10:42:22-05:00May 13th, 2020|Q11, Qwhery Cloud|

When it comes to municipal services, citizens either benefit from them or bear the brunt of their effects, and in turn, ultimately determine the extent of policy success. As a result, community engagement by local government has incredible potential to help craft effective city initiatives—so how can municipalities leverage technology for greater community engagement and constructive dialogue with residents?

What is Community Engagement?

Community engagement is a multi-step process which begins with decision-making itself. Traditionally, government decisions are made from executive third-party perspectives which can fail to embody community sentiments. When people are given channels of direct

communication with their cities, they’re empowered to bring truly important issues to light from positions of personal experience. The more accessible these channels, the more diverse these voices can be, ensuring the service of as many community groups as possible.

Still, effective community engagement doesn’t stop with the centralization of initiatives in […]

Get local COVID-19 related data delivered directly to your phone

By |2020-05-07T08:33:06-05:00May 6th, 2020|Press Release|

BURLINGTON, ON CANADA – (May 6, 2020) – Qwhery, who recently announced their emerging partnership with Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, along with SaFuture Inc has just launched a new platform to help inform people with up-to-date COVID-19 stats and information, directly to their mobile devices via text message.

Anyone can register to receive free COVID-19 alerts or daily and weekly summary notifications for confirmed cases, recoveries, tests and deaths within their Health Region in Canada or their county in the United States.

“We heard from people in our communities that they didn’t know where to find local information about this pandemic” said Sabrina Tang, Owner of SaFuture Inc, a collaborator with Qwhery on this initiative. “We wanted to do our part and build a solution that could help […]

Q11 is connecting municipalities directly with residents

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

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., […]

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

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

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 […]

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