Alexa skill

edited September 2017 in Feature Requests

Any plans to add a Cronometer Amazon Echo (Alexa) skill?

Sometimes I forget to log a snack because the computer isn't nearby, or my hands are busy at work.

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  • +1!! This would be huge. The biggest barrier to using any kind of app like this is the effort and time it takes to input your food and biometric entries on a consistent daily basis and not forget anything. If all I had to do was say Alexa tell chronometer I just had 3 eggs or Alexa tell chronometer I weigh 180.6 lbs, etc, that drastically improves the likelihood I will keep my diary updated and complete. Compare that to having a snack and then having to pull your phone out of your pocket unlock it open the app wait for it to sync (which usually takes about 3 to 5 Seconds for some reason) and then make your entry through a series of taps to navigate menus and searches for items. The ease of verbally adding something even if it's just a note for you to remember later is pretty awesome

  • This is a great idea! It has been requested in the past and is on our (Very long) list of feature ideas for our developers to look into implementing! We have some big changes to Cronometer coming soon; our programmers are busy working on these big updates, but I will keep your suggestions in mind for the future!
    We are always looking to make the app more user friendly, so suggestions from our users are imperative!

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • +1 on this. I don't want to open the app just to log one food item especially when I am in the kitchen.

  • I also like this idea, not only for Alexa, but also for Google Assistant. However, as I can imagine the complexity involved in translating irregular voice instructions into any sort of an ordered and meaningful data entry flow, it may be more practical for now to simply provide a time-stamped text note in the appropriate meal area that details the food consumed. That would at least allow the user to go back later and manually enter the items, and could be very useful. Maybe such text notes could be flagged so the user knows the day is incomplete.

  • Curious if there’s been any movement on an Alexa skill? Would be so helpful!

  • Hi K019,

    We haven't been able to fit this one it yet. Thanks for your feedback - it helps us prioritize what projects we plan for future development.

    Cheers,

    Karen Stark
    cronometer.com
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    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • @Karen_Cronometer I'll look forward to it! Thanks for the reply.

  • ANother +1 here

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