Meekan developed apps for iOS and Android, and an Outlook Add-in, and threw them all away to build a chatbot. It was apparently a good move: The scheduling assistant is used in over 10,000 companies worldwide.
What happened in the world of chatbots in the last year? What made them so popular? Is it just hype, or is there more to it?
We'll go over the benefits of bots over apps, how to make them more appealing than a command-line tool, and how to adjust yourself to the new Conversational UI.