Skill Review: Washington State Ferry

PROS

  • On-demand access to ferry schedules
  • Real-time updates on available seats
  • Guided phrases to help lead the conversation

CONS

  • Slight mismatch with timings provided on the official website
  • Conversation sometime end when asking certain questions

VOGO Voice RATING                               3/5

Voice First                                                       3/5
Display Friendly                                              3/5
Performance/Ease of Use                            3/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                  3/5
Value Proposition                                          3/5
Washington State Ferry

Verdict

Intended as a resource for travelers, the Washington State Ferry voice app by Blink UX provides real-time information on departure times, seat availability, and the last scheduled ferry for the day. Designed for travelers on the go, this voice skill has been curated to be a helpful alternative to its users. Getting accustomed to this voice app replaces the need for checking the needful information on the phone or website. The voice app not only keeps the ferry travelers informed but also renders ease of convenience.

When compared with similar other voice apps, the provision to receive updates on the remaining capacity is a sure standout. What’s equally appealing is its user-friendly feature that prolongs the interaction without hiccups. If a newbie were to try out this skill, they are sure to make it through as the skill offers guided phrases to navigate the user to obtain the relevant ferry details. After procuring the necessary details, the user can end the session by saying ‘Goodbye’ thereby making it more manageable. The only downside was the mismatch between the timings relayed via voice and those provided on the Washington State Ferry System website. But overall, the real-time updates on routes and available seats make it a feasible tool for ferry travelers. 

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill a 3 out of 5-stars based on our rating system. While it provides real-time data on the next ferry in line and its remaining capacity, you’ll have to try for yourself to see how useful it is in planning your travel ahead; and whether the timings are truly accurate.

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