Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd. is the exclusive distributor of iRobot products in India. In a move that makes it more convenient for Indian users to fulfil their home cleaning requirements, it has announced the integration of Amazon Alexa and IFTTT (If This Then That) skills in the Roomba home Robots.
The latest integration of skills will be available on all WiFi-enabled Roomba robots in India – including Roomba 695, Roomba 895, Roomba 960, Roomba 966, and Roomba 980. The good news is that the enhanced power can be availed by both new and existing customers. Existing users are required to run software patches on their Roomba home vacuums.
Roomba home robots with voice-activated controls has turned them more functional and easy to use. It will now allow users to execute voice-based commands using Amazon Echo (Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus). Customers with Amazon Alexa devices, controlling their Roomba robot vacuum just got easier with voice commands.
Amazon Alexa has released a skill that will allow users to start, stop and dock their Roomba home robot vacuum(s). Taking its user experience to another level, the company has also introduced collaboration with IFTTT, a web-based service that creates simple conditional statements.
The IFTTT functionality enables Roomba devises to start, stop or pause cleaning action based on small conditional statements. Statements like ‘When I answer a call, pause Roomba’, ‘play music on the Android device after cleaning home’, can be manually written by the user for all platforms, services, and products. The iRobot IFTTT Applets enable Roomba customers to further automate their daily cleaning needs alongside hundreds of web-based apps and smart devices.
Pulak Satish Kumar, COO, Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd said, “The integrations with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT are aimed at simplifying the user experience for our burgeoning ultramodern clientele in India. The feature rollout was initiated to maximise the efficiency of connected Roomba home robots and to make them more intuitive and convenient for the end-consumer to use. We are confident that these two features will stand out in the Indian market and help in further popularising Roomba devices amongst urban consumers.”