Marsbot does not require voice activation to turn on, such as Google's Home speaker with "Hey Google". Instead, it is ready at all times to give audio notifications. A typical instance in which Marsbot might activate is when you are walking down a street. Marsbot suddenly detects a popular bar or café, then recommends trying it out while giving you information about the place. This information may even be sourced from other people, as users can record sound bites for others to hear. The app will also activate if it detects other Marsbot users in the immediate area.
Marsbot Company founder, Dennis Crowley spoke on Marsbot, describing it as:
|"A lightweight virtual assistant that proactively whispers local recommendations (and other fun snippets) into your headphones or earbuds as you're walking around."\|
Marsbot has forged a brand new category in the mobile market, combining the convenience of music player apps such as Spotify, and the use of the ground-breaking and emerging technology of augmented reality, with a voice assistant akin to something like Siri.
The question that remains now is whether this innovative idea takes off or nosedives to the ground. Either way, they most certainly have something special here.