Skill Review: Washington Traveler



VOGO Voice RATING                             4.25/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                       N/A
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             5/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5
washington traveler


Washington Traveler voice app has been specially crafted by independent to furnish updates on the Washington ferry schedule by routes across its various terminals. The uniquely designed voice skill provides travel alerts of several sailings each day for the benefit of ferry travelers and commuters. The voice app furnishes the exact travel-related data that is already made accessible for passengers via the Washington State Department of Transportation website.

Curated especially for ferry travelers on the go, the skill is a helpful alternative to its users. One of its outstanding features is the real-time travel alerts that help its passengers not only stay informed of conditions on their chosen route but also plan ahead to ensure a smooth journey. To maximize the ridership experience, details related to passenger ferry service as relayed by the Washington State Ferries system official website have been incorporated into this voice skill. Another significant dual highlight worthy of mention is the on-demand access with regard to the expected wait time at various terminals across routes as well as the availability of relevant updates on the last ferry to each terminal. Offering information on sailing fares in addition to ferry schedules by route is yet another positive. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down the user at times. One of the downers is that the help section is mildly cluttered with commands. Also, the fact that the skill does not provide users the opportunity for personalization to set a favorite ferry terminal is another minus that made it to the list. The absence of custom settings does faintly affect the feature of amplifying the quality of ease and convenience of the voice app for its users. Yet, another let-down is that the skill makes an abrupt stop to the conversation after offering the requested information, owing to which users have to revisit the skill each time for a separate inquiry.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill a 4.25 out of 5-stars based on our rating system. While Washington Traveler provides real-time data on the sailing schedules and terminal-wise updates, you’ll have to try for yourself to see how useful it is in planning your sail ahead; and whether the details provided are truly accurate and up to date.

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