Ask My Buddy
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Ask My Buddy

by Beach.Dev
Rated: Guidance Suggested

Guidance Suggested

The content of this skill is appropriate for most users. This skill may include:
  • Account linking
  • Advertisements
  • User-generated content
  • Personal information collection
  • Location detection or location-based services
  • Nudity or descriptions of nudity within medical, informational or artistic contexts
  • Infrequent or mild references to cultural or religious intolerance
  • Infrequent or mild realistic, cartoon, or fantasy violence or descriptions of violence
  • Infrequent or mild references to alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Infrequent or mild sexual and suggestive themes
  • Infrequent use of mild profanity and crude humor
  • Music and video skills may occasionally include strong profanity and sexual or suggestive themes

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Description

Ask My Buddy helps you ask for assistance using only your voice - and - makes it easy to let your contacts know you are doing ok.

The most valuable alert method is the one that is accessible when you need it!
Just say Alexa, Ask My Buddy to Send Help.

PREMIUM features are available via in skill purchase. Please ensure voice purchasing is enabled.

Alert feature
You can't predict when you'll need help, Ask My Buddy lets you immediately alert someone in your Personal Alert Network that you need them to check on you. You may alert just 1 or all of your contacts with just one command. Simply say, 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to alert YourContact' or 'Alexa, Ask My Buddy to send help', and Ask My Buddy will immediately send an alert, notifying them to check on you right away. Alerts will be sent by text message, an email, and a voice telephone call.

Premium users can let Contacts know what type of help they may need just by saying a few more words after the Send Help command. Contacts will receive the added information in each text message, email, and voice call. ‘Alexa, Ask My Buddy to Send Help I have fallen and am on the floor’

Check In feature
Have you wished that you could easily let your family that you are doing ok? Ease their minds with a 'Check In' message to your contact by saying "Alexa, Ask My Buddy to check in with yourContact" or you can check in with all of your Contacts at once. Check In messages are sent the same way alerts are, by text message, an email, and a voice telephone call. Use Check In messages each day to let your family know you are doing OK, or use the Check In after you return from taking a walk, even kids can use it to let parents know they arrived home from school.

Ask My Buddy is not a substitute for 911, but rather an additional tool offering the security of knowing help is just a shout away.

If you need assistance with your account, please send email to support@askmybuddy.net (add our email to your contact list so our answer isn't marked as spam) For hands on demonstrations and how-to videos, visit us at https://www.youtube.com/AskMyBuddy Connect with us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/askmybuddy.net or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/askmybuddy_net

Please ask your family, friends, a caregiver, or a neighbor to be part of your network, and make a plan with them for what it means if you send them an alert or a check in message. If you live in a community or building with private security, consider talking to them about being part of your network. Download our 'Guide for Contacts' at the bottom of the www.AskMyBuddy.net Settings page and share with those on the contact list.

To get started, there are 2 parts to setting up Ask My Buddy.
1) Set up your account at the AskMyBuddy.net website.
2) Enable and Link Accounts, in the Alexa companion application.

First create your account
Go to www.AskMyBuddy.net
Click on Register menu item (if you are on a mobile device, tap on the 3 lines in the upper left corner).
Enter your information and press the Register button
Then on the login page, enter your email and password and press Log-In button.
Tap on the Contacts page to add your friends or family.

Second Enable Ask My Buddy:
Open the Alexa application and locate Ask My Buddy.
Click on Enable Skill button
This will open our Login page. Enter the email and password used to login to AskMyBuddy.net
Press Log-In button to complete linking

Once both steps are complete you are ready to use Ask My Buddy.
Talk to your Alexa device and say one of the following phrases:

To alert all of your contacts at once say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert Everyone
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Send Help

To alert only one contact say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Alert ContactFirstName

To use the Check In feature say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Check In with Everyone
Alexa Ask My Buddy to tell everyone I'm OK

To Check-in with only one contact say:
Alexa Ask My Buddy to Check In with ContactFirstName

Skill Details

  • Rated: Guidance Suggested.

    Guidance Suggested

    The content of this skill is appropriate for most users. This skill may include:
    • Account linking
    • Advertisements
    • User-generated content
    • Personal information collection
    • Location detection or location-based services
    • Nudity or descriptions of nudity within medical, informational or artistic contexts
    • Infrequent or mild references to cultural or religious intolerance
    • Infrequent or mild realistic, cartoon, or fantasy violence or descriptions of violence
    • Infrequent or mild references to alcohol, tobacco and drugs
    • Infrequent or mild sexual and suggestive themes
    • Infrequent use of mild profanity and crude humor
    • Music and video skills may occasionally include strong profanity and sexual or suggestive themes
    This skill contains dynamic content.
    This skill contains dynamic content, which is content that is updated real-time based on inputs from the developer. The maturity rating associated with this skill pertains only to the content of the skill at the time of the submission.
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Supported Languages

English (AU), English (CA), English (GB), English (IN), English (US)

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