SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) March 01, 2018
Leading home technology company, Centriq, announces today the launch of their first Web platform following the release of their successful app launch in 2016. Compatible with mobile, the new web version of the program will deliver all of the features users have come to rely on via their mobile app in a desktop friendly version. Released in response to growing demand from their existing users, the platform has increased intuitive interface and features that make for a more streamlined user experience such as allowing for manual input of serial numbers, photo, video and document storage, suggested product groups and in-platform recall notifications.
Launched in 2015 by James Sheppard and Shubber Ali, Centriq was designed to be the higher tech “user manual for your home,” creating a new program category – product experience management. Since releasing 2.8 and gaining more popularity late last year the platform has tripled its user base.
“Users loved our MVP, but requested an easier to use interface and the ability to access information on desktop. Responding to that need became a priority for our business, and this latest release and new features are going to help simplify ownership even further. We are excited to see how quickly users are adopting our platform and will continue to roll out new features throughout 2018.”
Personalized to each home and user, Centriq simplifies ownership by taking brand knowledge (manuals, instructions and troubleshooting), user knowledge (receipts, inventory, warranties) and expert knowledge (videos, parts & accessories) and stores them all in one central location. Centriq even searches the Consumer Product Safety Commission website to provide users with important safety recalls. And it can be used on anything, from a blender to a refrigerator, or a TV to a drone. Buying a new appliance? Simply snap a picture of the product label with the make, model and serial number and Centriq’s patent pending technology recognizes the item and retrieves and stores the user manuals, parts & accessories, maintenance schedules and more. Painting your bedroom? Store the exact color name in your database so that you can easily refer back when you need to touch up a section that has been scratched.
Additional features include “how-to” videos from experts on specific items and home repairs, receipt management, and insurance inventories. If users don’t have the time or inclination to add assets themselves, Centriq can refer homeowners to professionals in their area that can perform the digitization for them. Busy realtors digitizing a new listing often take advantage of this service.
Centriq was founded in January 2015 by James Sheppard and Shubber Ali. The impetus was the simple idea that your home, the single most expensive and complicated purchase that most of us will ever make, ought to come with a user manual. Centriq remembers it all, so homeowners don’t have to. For homeowners, Centriq puts their home in their hands, so they can take back their weekends. Centriq currently has a core team of 20 that is geographically dispersed, with a strong advisory board that includes executives from Salesforce, Dropbox, Office Depot and Accenture. To date, Centriq has received over $4 million in seed funding, and will be closing Series A funding in spring 2018.