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(704) 448-LUKA

Find & book any restaurant in SF & South Bay Area via text

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Eugenia Kuyda@ekuyda · Luka
Luka started as a mobile app using AI that recommends places to eat. This week we're launching Luka as a phone number +1 (704) 448-5852 that you can text anytime and find and book any table in SF and South Bay Area, including the ones that are impossible to get on OpenTable or other services. Luka also analyses your previous conversations, predicts what you might like and gets you tables (even at hard to get restaurants like State Bird Provisions, Rich Table, Cotogna etc). We want to build a service that will be available across all platforms - as a standalone app, in any messenger or simply by text messaging. We're building AI that you can use right now. Would love your feedback and happy to answer any questions :)
Eugene Nevgen@eugene_nevgen
@ekuyda Amazing product Eugenia!
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@ekuyda Really fascinated by the idea of using chat as an interface. What are your plans for other cities?
Bryan Wynkoop@bryanwynkoop · Marketing @ 1776
@ekuyda I suggested this to Magic but they seem to be sold on text messaging only. Since you are embracing cross-platform you should look into a Slack integration. Mockup here (.png) http://b10p.com/1MIZ7Bw
Eugenia Kuyda@ekuyda · Luka
@robjama Thanks, Robleh! We're working on adding all of the Bay Area by the end of March and then move to New York and Los Angeles! What are the cities you'd love to see it in?
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@ekuyda If it's automated, what's the constraint that keeps you from launching country-wide?
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@ekuyda Toronto!
Eugenia Kuyda@ekuyda · Luka
@andrewwarner nothing, really, - we just want to make sure everything we planned works here in SF and we're ready to add more cities quickly. We're aiming to get New York and Los Angeles on the platform relatively quickly.
Eugenia Kuyda@ekuyda · Luka
@bryanwynkoop I love it! Great idea :) Thanks for the cue
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Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
Luka started as a mobile app using AI that recommends places to eat. This week we're launching Luka as a phone number +1 (704) 448-5852 that you can text anytime and find and book any table in SF and South Bay Area, including the ones that are impossible to get on OpenTable or other services. Luka also analyses your previous conversations, predicts what you might like and gets you tables (even at hard to get restaurants like State Bird Provisions, Rich Table, Cotogna etc). We want to build a service that will be available across all platforms - as a standalone app, in any messenger or simply by text messaging. We're building AI that you can use right now. Would love your feedback and happy to answer any questions :)
Eugene Nevgen@eugene_nevgen
@ekuyda Amazing product Eugenia!
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@ekuyda Really fascinated by the idea of using chat as an interface. What are your plans for other cities?
Bryan Wynkoop@bryanwynkoop · Marketing @ 1776
@ekuyda I suggested this to Magic but they seem to be sold on text messaging only. Since you are embracing cross-platform you should look into a Slack integration. Mockup here (.png) http://b10p.com/1MIZ7Bw
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@robjama Thanks, Robleh! We're working on adding all of the Bay Area by the end of March and then move to New York and Los Angeles! What are the cities you'd love to see it in?
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@ekuyda If it's automated, what's the constraint that keeps you from launching country-wide?
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@ekuyda Toronto!
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@andrewwarner nothing, really, - we just want to make sure everything we planned works here in SF and we're ready to add more cities quickly. We're aiming to get New York and Los Angeles on the platform relatively quickly.
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@bryanwynkoop I love it! Great idea :) Thanks for the cue
Jeremy Cai@jjeremycai · founder @OnboardIQ early @Shyp
Been using Luka for the past several weeks and has been an awesome experience. Props to Eugenia and the team for moving fast and building something genuinely useful + delightful.
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@jjeremycai Thanks Jeremy! Let me know what need to be fixed - Luka needs as much feedback as possible, that's how it grows!
Matthew Berman@matthewberman · CEO, Sonar (sendsonar.com)
Not trying to sell my product, but what will you do when you get to large scale (if not there already) and carriers start blocking your text messages since you're using a long code and apparently only one phone number? (10 digit number) Clarification: carriers block outbound text messages from numbers sending too many text messages per day.
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@matthewberman We were thinking about switching to a short code in some time - I've checked https://www.sendsonar.com/, seems like a great product. Let's talk about it? My email is kuyda@luka.ai.
Matthew Berman@matthewberman · CEO, Sonar (sendsonar.com)
@luka @ekuyda sent you an email!
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@luka @matthewberman Thanks, got it!
Tiffany Zhong@tzhongg · something new! formerly @ProductHunt
Any different than the previously posted Luka - http://www.producthunt.com/posts... ?
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@tzhongg Thanks for your comment! Luka is now available via text plus we've added all possible reservations in SF and Bay area - before that Luka was just restaurant recommendations in a mobile app.
Jonathon Triest
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@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@tzhongg V2.. this team moves fast!
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@tzhongg @jtriest Thanks Jonathon! 🙌
Romain Lapeyre@romain_lapeyre · Co-founder @Gorgiasio
How does Luka work in the back end? Is that fully automated / based on an API?
Eugenia Kuyda
Maker
@ekuyda · Luka
@romain_lapeyre Hi Romain! It's fully automated and based on the conversational technology we've been building. We're also plugging in APIs of different services. Let me know if you're interested in a more detailed description of our technology! :)