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  1. lunged's Avatar
    I ordered something from Amazon today and was hopeful that Cortana would pick up the tracking info from the email. She didn't. I copied all the tracking info from the Fedex website and email myself on a different account. She still didn't figure it out. I tried telling her to track a package for me... Nothing. I thought this was one of the touted features, right behind flight tracking. Am I wrong? Is this part just not working yet, or has it worked for anyone on here? Thanks.
    04-17-2014 09:32 PM
  2. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    I don't think they ever told she would track a package. Flights can be tracked because she can just search them up on bing, but not so with packages YET. I do hope they add it in the future though.
    Vishwa Talati likes this.
    04-17-2014 09:42 PM
  3. MDboyz's Avatar
    This would be a great feature. I know we all want to keep track of our packages all the time.
    04-17-2014 09:57 PM
  4. lunged's Avatar
    Ah, seems like I was mistaken then. Thanks, I hope this is something they add in the future.
    04-17-2014 09:59 PM
  5. herbertsnow's Avatar
    I ordered something from Amazon today and was hopeful that Cortana would pick up the tracking info from the email. She didn't. I copied all the tracking info from the Fedex website and email myself on a different account. She still didn't figure it out. I tried telling her to track a package for me... Nothing. I thought this was one of the touted features, right behind flight tracking. Am I wrong? Is this part just not working yet, or has it worked for anyone on here? Thanks.
    Amazon doesn't even put the tracking number in the email anymore. I had UPS email the tracking number hoping Cortana would track it, but it didn't work. I kind of did remember hearing at Build that Contana would track packages. I know I'm not crazy.
    04-17-2014 11:01 PM
  6. Oliverspin's Avatar
    Package tracking is one of the many things on the "Potentials" list. While Cortana may not support that now, I'm sure we can expect things like this in the future. Keep the ideas going!
    04-17-2014 11:35 PM
  7. bayanii's Avatar
    I like.
    04-18-2014 03:06 AM
  8. jpling's Avatar
    I hope they add this!! I miss this so bad from Google now. It would just know I was getting packages by tracking my emails and notify me when they ship and arrived. Please add this MS!!
    derwin252 likes this.
    04-19-2014 08:09 PM
  9. AV2RY's Avatar
    Why not just install PackageTracker (w/o space) even trial version work perfect. I use it always when shop online
    11B1P likes this.
    04-19-2014 08:17 PM
  10. jpling's Avatar
    I currently have package tracker installed. And it is great and all But why not have the perfect assistant to do it for us? I could sit here all day and say why not use (insert app) to do what Cortana can not. But i won't. I want her to do it all!!
    04-20-2014 11:12 AM
  11. anseld1986's Avatar
    Another option is to petition the developers of apps whose features you want to see incorporated into Cortana to use the Cortana APIs to integrate with her. In another thread, Talderon said "you have to remember that with the Cortana API, Dev's can do MANY of the Cortana features people are wanting." - rather than only making requests of Microsoft, we should also be making requests of developers of apps like PackageTracker to get them to allow us to use Cortana to interface with their apps. The developer's email address is: packagetracker@hotmail.de, and I'd bet that the more of us whom contact them requesting Cortana integration, the more likely it is to happen. Plus, we'll get new features with Cortana more quickly that way - if both Microsoft AND third-party developers are adding features to Cortana, she'll grow even faster and faster!
    jpling, herbertsnow and bawboh86 like this.
    04-20-2014 12:43 PM
  12. jpling's Avatar
    Great thinking! I keep forgetting MS has an amazing setup now and devs can really work magic now. I think WP is really gonna take off soon and be more than I could hope for. It serves my needs right now!! WP WP WP WP WP!
    bawboh86 likes this.
    04-20-2014 02:56 PM
  13. TroyRiggins's Avatar
    Actually, in the settings menu for Cortana there's a box for "Detect tracking info, such as flights, in emails on your phone." So apparently it's there, but i've had no luck getting it to do anything with it.
    04-20-2014 11:18 PM
  14. avigyan's Avatar
    Can Cortana search for an app in the store?
    04-20-2014 11:33 PM
  15. realwarder's Avatar
    Another option is to petition the developers of apps whose features you want to see incorporated into Cortana to use the Cortana APIs to integrate with her. In another thread, Talderon said "you have to remember that with the Cortana API, Dev's can do MANY of the Cortana features people are wanting." - rather than only making requests of Microsoft, we should also be making requests of developers of apps like PackageTracker to get them to allow us to use Cortana to interface with their apps. The developer's email address is: packagetracker@hotmail.de, and I'd bet that the more of us whom contact them requesting Cortana integration, the more likely it is to happen. Plus, we'll get new features with Cortana more quickly that way - if both Microsoft AND third-party developers are adding features to Cortana, she'll grow even faster and faster!
    The Cortana API appears to be internal at the moment, likely while they are refining Cortana, devs cannot write things like package trackers.

    I was looking on the Bing website at the "Interests" section in the settings thinking that each "Interest" is really a Cortana backend app. You can see how different modules could be enabled in there.

    I have to say that trust really comes into the spotlight if they publish an API and I'd almost prefer Microsoft to keep Cortana internal and not permit developers to have access to all the data Cortana has. I imagine they are a little conflicted in this area at the moment: on one hand they'd love devs to extend the platform, on the other the potential for abuse is massive...
    anseld1986 likes this.
    04-21-2014 10:40 AM
  16. Dune 74's Avatar
    I have a found some what of a temporary solution for using the Cortana package tracking feature. Try saying things like UPS, USPS, Amazon.com, FedEx, etc. Once Cortana returns the results swipe screen to the right and you will see a list of messages with your package/purchase information. Note that this requires you to have already setup message notification services from the above company's to either your text messages or email. I would still like Cortana to verbally tell me this info, but will settle for this know. Please let me know if this helps by clicking thanks.
    10-30-2014 07:42 AM
  17. astondg's Avatar
    This was apparently being worked on when Talderon was here providing Cortana updates. I was hoping it would have been released by now but I guess the team is probably too busy trying to push Cortana out to other countries at the moment.
    11-03-2014 04:27 PM
  18. Jesse Lim Jia Nian's Avatar
    Just tracked a package shipped with USPS to Malaysia with Cortana. Just awesome
    11-24-2015 07:52 AM
  19. donkiluminate's Avatar
    I find Cortana to be hit or miss regarding package tracking
    11-25-2015 12:55 PM
  20. kg4icg's Avatar
    If you enter the tracking # into Cortana, not only will she bring up the status, but she will ask you if you want to track it. Just enter the number in search and she will do the rest. I did this as recently as Monday.

    11-26-2015 09:16 AM
  21. Landsharkk's Avatar
    I manually entered a fedex tracking number into cortana notebook, but have no idea how to get her to check the status for me.

    What is the voice command to have her update you on the package?
    11-26-2015 02:32 PM
  22. ajj3085's Avatar
    Cortana doesn't seem to be picking up on shipping emails anymore. Anyone else have this issue?
    12-02-2015 06:06 PM
  23. segadc's Avatar
    Yes Cortana has stopped tracking packages for maybe two weeks now. I hope they get it back soon. One of my favorite features.
    ajj3085 likes this.
    12-03-2015 09:39 AM
  24. djblitz's Avatar
    The feature is working just fine for me
    12-03-2015 09:45 AM
  25. tuxedo323's Avatar
    The feature works, but I have to enter it in the notebook. It doesn't seem to work automatically from emails.
    ajj3085 likes this.
    12-05-2015 02:17 PM
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