Fast track your phone and phone messages with Track, an app that monitors your phone, and displays notifications and alerts for your favorite apps.
The app is powered by Amazon Alexa, a voice-controlled assistant that can be programmed to tell you about the weather, take photos, and answer questions.
But it also offers features like auto-answer for text messages, push notifications for incoming texts, and the ability to add stickers and badges to your phone’s home screen.
Track is free on Amazon’s App Store, but the company will eventually offer a paid version of the app that costs $5 a month for a limited time.
Track can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, though Amazon has a subscription program that allows you to purchase additional features.
The software is currently only available on Android devices running Android 4.4 or later, and only in the US.
The new trackers are also a step towards the future of voice control technology.
As people learn more about the power of voice, they will start to look for new ways to interact with their devices, said Craig Hennighan, CEO of Smart Home Solutions, which designs smart home solutions for tech companies.
For example, voice controls will become increasingly important for home theater and fitness monitors, he said.
Smart home controls will also become a more important part of a homeowner’s life in the future, since voice commands can be used to control the home’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and other systems.
“It’s really a game-changer for the home,” Henngham said.
The first smart home trackers for Android and iOS will launch in 2018, with more to come, according to Hennghaer.
“We will bring them out in 2018 and then we will start expanding it out,” he said, adding that there will be more devices in the pipeline.
If you’re a user of an Android device and would like to learn more, you can watch a demo of the Track app at the bottom of this article.