Foxhound LLC Announces Release of Unique "Calming" Chatbot Called Lotus

The woman-owned tech company, Foxhound, announced the release of the calming companion: Lotus - The Calming App. The app helps soothe users with small talk and Zen wisdom.
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Lotus: The Calming App available on the App Store
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TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 19, 2019 - PRLog -- In these stressful, ever-connected times, it seems anxiety is inescapable. One software firm is looking to change that.

Foxhound LLC, a woman-owned web and mobile app development company based out of Tampa, Florida, has just announced the release of a proprietary chatbot that helps soothe and calm users.

"Namaste," the Lotus chatbot greets upon opening the app. "What's on your mind, friend?" Lotus asks. "Try asking me for some wisdom."

Lotus - The Calming App is the company's debut release on the App Store. Foxhound describes the app as a "chatbot companion" that helps encourage active mediation.

"Lotus is a chatbot that is loaded with wisdom, zen koans, and adages," explains Foxhound founder and principal software engineer, Jacqueline Carter. "Essentially, Lotus is a refuge where you can share your feelings and get non-judgmental feedback."

The app is one of the first of its kind. While chatbots are becoming more and more popular as a customer service option, we're beginning to see chatbots act as vessels of different kinds of information.

Lotus – The Calming App isn't the only unique use of chatbot technology. Recently David Attenborough endorsed a climate change chatbot called "Act Now." ( Undoubtedly, innovations with chatbots will yield more innovative applications like Lotus and Act Now.

When asked what the chatbot can help the user do, Foxhound replied that the possibilities were truly endless.

With the app, users can ask to help find their "zen." They can also ask for wise quotes or meaningful lessons about forgiveness.

"Nice uplifting message for the day!" reads one 5-star review of the Lotus chatbot. "Thanks for the daily inspiration!"

The user can use Lotus – The Calming App to take a step back, calmly chat with a friendly AI, and ask for some age-old wisdom.

"Essentially, Lotus is about the user feeling safe and getting a feeling of motivation or calm," Ms. Carter explained. "You can ask Lotus for quotes to make you feel happy or simply chat with her about nothing. It's completely up to the user."

The benefits of using an app to meditate on quotations and process emotions may be innumerable. Taking time out for oneself is shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and frustration as well as alleviate sleep and mood problems.

"Lotus is truly groundbreaking," said Samuel Knox, co-founder and CEO of Foxhound LLC. "We're using artificial intelligence to improve the lives of women, the lives of everyone."

Health and fitness applications like Lotus have begun to proliferate. TalkSpace, the online psychotherapy app (, has been given some major airtime with celebrity endorsements, 5-star reviews, and glowing recommendations.

Meditation apps like Headspace, Calm, and Unplug are becoming staples on the App Store. Lotus shows a strong upward trajectory of this trend (, for indie app studios and App Store behemoths alike.

"Lotus is huge for mental health," Mr. Knox continued. "In an age of information, we're in desperate need of wisdom."

Indeed — maybe the one application we need is an application that helps us unplug. Lotus may be just that.

Lotus – The Calming App ( can be downloaded for free on the App Store. Currently, there are plans to port the iOS version onto Android. Officially, there are no release dates for subsequent versions announced as of yet.

About Foxhound LLC
Foxhound LLC ( is a mobile and web app development firm. Foxhound is proudly woman-owned and seeks to empower women through the development of wellness, education, and professional applications.

As a tech company situated in the southeast, Foxhound strives to bring southern hospitality and kindness to their applications.

Foxhound has released Task Track, a cloud-based Project Management solution on the web. A companion Android app is also available for free. Lotus – The Calming App is the company's latest release: a free-to-use calming chatbot.

Currently, Foxhound is working on bringing Lotus to Android as well as developing proprietary edtech software.

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