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AskMyBuddy Announces Expansion and Growth Plans


Company completes tech development to incorporate call/monitoring

AskMyBuddy, a personal alert network voice assistance application, today
announced that it has completed its latest technology development that
will allow the Company to interface with emergency Call/Monitoring
Centers, closing the loop on a significant and growing space in the
voice-activated personal assistance world. With 11,000 baby boomers
turning 70 years old every day and the life expectancy increasing in
age, there is an overwhelming need for voice activated services to
notify a network of caregivers in the event of an emergency. While push
button alert devices are useful, they only work if the user is wearing
the device, especially true with newer "wearables" using accelerometers
to detect falls.

"We believe that all methods of notification, including 911, push button
devices, accelerometer impact activated devices and voice alert services
are ALL important tools to get assistance when we need it," said Pat
Coggins, Chief Technologist and Co-Founder of AskMyBuddy. "If the user
needs assistance but can't reach their phone or button, with AskMyBuddy,
they simply call out for assistance using their voice. While our
original version of the app contacted the users' network of family and
caregivers, this new integration will add the ability to contact the
users' preferred emergency list and call monitoring service and that
service follows a protocol that includes sending emergency services if

Currently, AskMyBuddy is a free service on the Amazon Alexa, Google
Home/Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana voice platforms and at just over
two years old, AskMyBuddy has over 125,000 users and is a top 10 Alexa
Skill. The service sends more than 10,000 alerts per month, a number
that Coggins sees growing exponentially in the coming years. "According
to the market research study by Transparency Market Research, in 2015,
the global intelligent virtual assistant market is projected to reach a
value of $7.9 Billion by the end of 2024. By integrating with
call/monitoring centers, we see tremendous expansion in our market over
the next several years."

Integration with the AskMyBuddy service requires minimal implementation
time and will provide the monitoring service access to a significant and
growing customer base, especially as the cost of in-home devices
continues to decline, making them accessible to a larger audience.
Sheryl Coggins, Co-founder said, "Emergency call centers have been
looking for creative ways to differentiate themselves in a highly
competitive industry and the integration of AskMyBuddy and its broad
service offering may be an immediate and required next step." She added
"The app has been called ‘innovative,' ‘disruptive,' ‘The Future' and
many others but the one phrase we prefer is ‘Necessary'."

Further information can be found on the Company's corporate website at

About AskMyBuddy:

Ask My Buddy is a free service that leverages Amazon Alexa and Google
Home Voice Platforms to connect a user to their Personal Alert
Network using only their voice. The service is designed for ease of use
by all customers, and is a favorite of senior and mobility challenged
individuals. Ask My Buddy is not a substitute for 911, but rather an
additional tool for those trying to preserve their independence,
offering the security of knowing help is just a shout away.

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