Chatbots keep trending – and at this point we’ve all heard of, thought about or even prototyped and launched one. Let’s look at some of the best chatbots experiences we found this month.
The idea of automating and scaling one-to-one conversations using technology appeals to lots of brands and services out there, and designers play an important role at defining how each conversation is scripted and the behaviors users can expect when interacting with a certain bot.
Here at uxdesign.cc, we have written and published a number of articles on the topic: from useful links, to reflections on conversational UI, to tips on bot prototyping. We even launched uxchat.me, a conversational way of delivering UX news to our audience.
Because there are so many bots out there (and tons yet to come), our friends at ChatBottle have put together a pretty comprehensive repository of bots, organized by category and by channel in which they are available.
The list below highlights a curated sample of some of the most exciting bots we’ve seen this month:
A Facebook Messenger bot for car owners. It allows you to get a car repair estimate for 500+ types of services and book an appointment with a top-rated mechanic who will come to your home or office equipped with all parts and tools to complete the work.
YourMechanic for Messenger
YourMechanic chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
One of the best news chatbot available in the market, sets a good standard for what news chatbots can look like – letting you choose between receiving just a summary of the news or the full story. The bot is mostly focused on Indian local news for now.
This bot helps you find deals for movie tickets, pizza, flowers and much more. Just tell the bot what you’re looking for and it will help you find a coupon code right away. It has saved people more than $100,000 (and counting). Available in the U.S, Canada, U.K, France, India, Canada and coming to other countries soon.
chatShopper for Messenger
chatShopper chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
Focused on women, the bot is the simplest way of tracking your period – it feels like you’re talking to an intimate friend. Bearhug tracks the cycle, whether it is regular or not, and reminds when the next period is about to come, including tips and advice.
Swell is originally a social network for making decisions with your friends. Recently the company created bots for Messenger, Kik and Telegram. The service has gotten pretty good traction recently and bots are a big part of its success.
Swelly for Messenger
Swelly chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
A better way for busy people to dine-in quickly, with a simple solution for local companies to feed their employees. AllSet allows users to book a table, order food, and pre-pay meals to save time. No more waiting to be seated, for your food, or your check! You are in-and-out in under 30 minutes.
Today, Allset is available in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and New York City.
An artificial intelligence photographer created by Regaind, a startup specialized in automated image recognition and analysis. After being trained by professional photographers, Keegan is now able to describe the strengths and weaknesses in your image, helping you identify specific areas in which you can improve…
Hope you enjoy the list. We’ll keep sharing these bot gems as we find them.