The Dash button of the entity can be placed anywhere in the home and is connected by the WiFi, and the consumer can make a single button. Each Dash button corresponds to the corresponding brand, which is invisible to increase the sales of the product.
Later, Amazon also launched a virtual version of the Dash button for Prime members, that is, to launch a single button for all kinds of brands in its website and application (App). The virtual Dash button can generate several virtual Dash buttons of the corresponding brand products according to the user's recent consumption records, which is quite convenient, and also avoids the waste of solid materials.
Now, in order to cater to the vigorous development of e-commerce, Amazon will push the Dash button service to a new stage, and launch the programmable Dash button service, allowing the third party to place a virtual Dash button on a networked device with screen.
In fact, the new "virtual Dash button" service is related to the previous "Dash supplement" (Dash Replenishment) service. Back in 2015, Amazon launched the "Dash supplemental" service while introducing the entity Dash button.
With the "Dash supplement" service, a device vendor can integrate a similar single - button service into its own device. For example, coffee makers can integrate buttons, one button to buy coffee beans and filter paper, and a washing machine manufacturer can make one button to buy detergent.
In contrast, the "Dash supplement" service is oriented to a screen - free device, while the new "virtual Dash button" service is for screen - based networking devices. This opens the door for manual reordering, which means that any device vendor can do this as long as it wants to integrate Amazon's one button ordering system.
For Whirlpool, LG and Samsung and other equipment manufacturers, in order to provide new services and convenient, but also give consumers more control. Amazon said the three equipment vendors were using new services. At the same time, the new service also allows Amazon to go further into the smart home market.
For example, Whirlpool has said that Amazon will add in the Internet fridge in the virtual Dash button allows the user to directly through the screen of the LCD refrigerator re ordering of fruits and vegetables and other goods.
Daniel Rauscht, vice president of smart home business at Amazon, said: "when you open the fridge and you find that you're running out of common foods. And the new Dash supplement takes advantage of smart networking devices and allows devices to track food supplies themselves, so there will never be a shortage of essentials. "
The new "virtual Dash button" service is applicable to all kinds of devices, but at present, device manufacturers need to inform Amazon devices information and scope of use by e-mail. Amazon said the corresponding software development package (SDK) will be provided free of charge in the coming months.