Tune in to Mobile Forward this week, when I’ll say things like:
- “They brought features to a platform fight” – I know what you’re guessing, and you’re probably right.
- “It’s a weather machine” – Don’t make me repeat myself.
- “Rugged looks, classy face” – Probably not about me.
And I’ll finally publish a few words on Apple Watch… I know, I know… tick, tock, tick, tock…. Oh, wait, it’s digital, so I should really say 0, 1, 0, 1. No, don’t correct me; I’m sure that’s how it goes.
Okay, you’ve waited long enough. What was that post going to be about? I’m not going to write it, so I’ll tell you: Amazon Echo.
We’ve had it for three months. It’s nice. Voice-activated access to weather, a timer, music, jokes, information. Nice Bluetooth speaker, too.
The Echo iPhone app shows you a history of how you’ve used the device — each request. I took a stab at tallying and what we use it for, to make a simple chart. I haven’t made time to finish that, and I don’t think I will. But, my family’s number one use: to ask what the weather is going to be. Hence my colorful phrase “It’s a weather machine”. It’s biggest rival, curiously (other than our iPhones and iPads)? The Apple Watch – now the weather is on my wrist.
Oh, and the “Don’t make me repeat myself” line? Well, it’s called the Echo.