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HomeAdvisor Brings the “Smart” Home

HomeAdvisor adds meaningful service layer to smart homes with Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort App

HomeAdvisor launches at CES its integration with the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort (TCC) application. The TCC app will leverage HomeAdvisor’s patent-pending Instant Connect technology to instantly connect TCC users with a HomeAdvisor prescreened professional in less than a minute. For example, users can connect with a plumber to fix a leak detected by the TCC app, or with an electrician for an emergency rewiring. This is an industry first and truly extends in a meaningful manner to homeowners and home pros alike the service layer of the Internet of Things.

According to Parks Associates,  “Nearly 20 percent of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device and nearly 10 percent of U.S. broadband households own a smart thermostat.”

“With increased adoption of smart home technologies comes an increased need for service,” said Brandon Ridenour, HomeAdvisor’s chief technology officer. “This first-in-the-industry integration seamlessly connects smart home users with home professionals qualified to service their smart home technologies —building on the ease of on-demand technologies to deliver a critical service layer to the smart home experience. No other player in the industry has the network size or on demand technology to provide this seamless experience.”

HomeAdvisor is dedicated to innovation that makes it easy and convenient for homeowners to find trusted pros when and where they need it, on any device. As the nation’s leading digital home marketplace, the digital marketplace platform is today driving literally billions of dollars into local communities and is fast becoming a nearly ubiquitous multiplatform application for anywhere, anytime access to local service pros in more than 500 categories of home repair and service.

Leading to its selections for integration with Honeywell, HomeAdvisor is a leading innovator in on-demand and Instant Booking technology as prominently featured in the app. HomeAdvisor was also the first such “Skill” for the Amazon Echo to allow Alexa to call you a plumber, thus vastly increasing the smart home functionality and useful extension of the IoT into today’s homes.

HomeAdvisor today processes more than 12 million home services requests per year, has more than 9 plus million unique monthly visitors, and is the recent recipient of the Street Fight Innovations Award for localized service apps, and Best Mobile App winner for the connected daily lifestyle.

By partnering with strategy hardware companies such as Honeywell, and last year Amazon, HomeAdvisor delivers a solution that is ever-present in the home and a single click enables our customers to connect with top rated, pre-vetted pros. Convenience, ease and accessibility are primary needs HomeAdvisor customers have and by partnering with leaders, HomeAdvisor can address those needs more quickly and easily than ever before.

HomeAdvisor Launches AppleTV and Amazon Echo Apps

HomeAdvisor extends its platform beyond iOS, and Android mobile devices to include Apple TV, Amazon Echo, and connected home platforms

HomeAdvisor Mobile AssetsHomeAdvisor, Barry Diller’s IAC owned company, leads today’s home services digital marketplace by not only driving innovation, but also generating nearly 35 billion dollars for our nation’s local economy. To take this a step further, HomeAdvisor announces the development of the first home services apps for Apple TV, Amazon Echo, and connected home platforms like Zonoff. These apps extend the convenience smart home devices provide by instantly connecting homeowners to local, prescreened home professionals for their repair and improvement projects.

“As the Internet of Things revolutionizes the future of the connected home, HomeAdvisor’s on-demand technologies offer a critical component in completing the connected home experience,” said Chris Terrill, HomeAdvisor’s CEO. “With over eight million project requests submitted last year and over a decade of experience, no other player in our category has the scale or technology to provide instant, seamless connections through smart home platforms.”

HomeAdvisor’s new products include HomeAdvisor’s Amazon Echo app which uses the company’s patent pending Instant Connect technology to connect users to an available, prescreened professional. Homeowners speak to Alexa about their project and are instantly connected to a home pro in under a minute to book an appointment. HomeAdvisor’s Apple TV app provides homeowners the ability to instantly book appointments with prescreened local home professionals on their television using HomeAdvisor’s Instant Booking technology. Homeowners can also view pricing for projects prior to booking using HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide!

Service professionals in HomeAdvisor’s network undergo a criminal and financial background check prior to joining the network and are customer rated and reviewed. Like all HomeAdvisor offerings, the apps are free for homeowners. For more information about HomeAdvisor, visit HomeAdvisor.com or stop by table G9 at ShowStoppers to enter to win one of three smart home giveaways: an Amazon Echo, Apple TV, or Harmony Home Hub.