SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CREDO, the mobile carrier with a conscience, today announced the launch of its Amazon Alexa skill. Progressives can now get the latest news and calls to action from the CREDO blog with a simple voice command: "Alexa, ask CREDO for the latest news." Alexa reads the headlines and can text message links to the blog posts for further reading. The skill is available for free and works on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Fire TV.
To launch the Alexa skill, CREDO partnered with Witlingo, a McLean, Virginia-based startup that specializes in delivering products and solutions on emerging voice- and text-based conversational platforms. Ahmed Bouzid, co-founder and CEO of Witlingo, proposed the skill as a way to boost progressive awareness and activism.
"I've felt troubled by what is happening to our country, and I wanted to help in any way that I could," said Bouzid. "I am a long-time fan of CREDO and believe that we can bolster progressive causes by making CREDO news as accessible as possible. The most important headlines are now a voice command away."
"We are thrilled to deliver an Alexa skill that helps people stay on top of breaking events and political action," said Ray Morris, CEO at CREDO. "Voice assistants like Alexa provide CREDO with an opportunity to rise above all the noise and clutter of the digital world. We thank Ahmed and the talented team at Witlingo for helping us get our message out to the public."
To download the CREDO Alexa skill, visit http://www.amazon.com/.
Witlingo is a McLean, VA Software as a Service product company focused on enabling enterprises to deliver highly usable conversations on Far Field devices such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Founded in 1985, CREDO gives individuals the power to make positive social change every day. Whenever members use a CREDO product or service, they generate critical donations for progressive causes (at no extra cost) and fund vital activism work. Since 1985, CREDO has donated over $83 million to progressive nonprofits, and the company has built a network of over 5 million activists. Visit CREDO Mobile, CREDO Action and CREDO Donations to learn more.
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