Bestee 2.0

Google assistant but offline, private and 3000x faster.

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Here's what makes Bestee unique:
- Offline
- Private
- Replies instantly
- Independent of tech giants
- Works in 3rd world countries
- Helps overcome mental health conditions
- Allows people who are blind to master their devices
- A mere 7 MB to download
Reviews
Dominique Potgieter
Tafara M'kombe
 
  • Pros: 

    It's quick and efficient

    Cons: 

    N/A

    I wouldn't waste time considering if I should get it or not- because I already know I want it.

    Tafara M'kombe has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
Hey hunters, I'm Emile Ferreira. I've been developing Bestee since I was in high school last year. I'm now a first year computer science student in South Africa, and Bestee is finally ready to launch! Who is Bestee and why should you care? She is the world's fastest, and the only offline, virtual assistant. Unlike other assistants she computes her ML and AI algorithms directly on your Android device. This saves your data and protects your privacy. What's changed since she featured at the top of Product Hunt last year? Short answer: EVERYTHING Long answer: - Say "Hey Bestee" to wake - UI overhaul - New logo - Morning routine and daily schedule - Increased IQ - Control device functions - Native integration with your favourite apps - Remembers stuff for you Bestee is truly a labour of love and, refreshing in today's world, I have no ulterior monetary motive. Install Bestee and meet your new best friend.
Hasan Diwan
Hasan Diwan@hasan_diwan · Jackson St. Capital
@emile_ferreira Would this work on the Alexa speaker?
Hasan Diwan
Hasan Diwan@hasan_diwan · Jackson St. Capital
@emile_ferreira "hey bestie" doesn't work, either inside or outside the app -- HTC10
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@hasan_diwan sorry to hear that - make sure you have auto-start enabled and battery restrictions disabled for Bestee. Also, "Hey Bestee" is currently only supported outside the app. I'm pushing an update as we speak, with last-minute fixes to bugs that I've noticed from the launch, so hang tight!
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@hasan_diwan the Alexa speaker can just run applets built on Alexa - but that's not stopping me from creating a Bestee speaker ;D
Hasan Diwan
Hasan Diwan@hasan_diwan · Jackson St. Capital
@emile_ferreira I already have an Echo though... All you need to do is use NodeJS or python to create a skill for Alexa -- I could help, if necessary
Arav Narula
Arav Narula@tregsthedev · Front-end Developer and Founder
Is this Open-Sorce?
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@tregsthedev it is not.
Arav Narula
Arav Narula@tregsthedev · Front-end Developer and Founder
@emile_ferreira Please do so. No one will use your product for de-googling if you aren't open source
S Natale
S Natale@snatale42
@tregsthedev @emile_ferreira Most don't trust Google BECAUSE it's not open source, we KNOW their hiding malicious privacy invading code. If you're not open source that will be the only viewpoint of your software. The myth of open source software not being profitable or that open source only leads to your code being forked and affecting you negatively has been disproven time and time again. Your entire potential user base is privacy aware people, and none of us would trust something with this much access, that's licensed as proprietary.
Lucas Hogendoorn
Lucas Hogendoorn@lucas_hogendoorn1
Though I like the idea a lot, a fast google assistant, it's too fast, haha. Can you set up a delay so it's not so snappy? Is that possible to do within settings?
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@lucas_hogendoorn1 Yeah - she is pretty quick! That's part of what makes her great so no, sorry, adding a delay will not be a feature.
Arav Narula
Arav Narula@tregsthedev · Front-end Developer and Founder
You should have a APK. This is good for people trying to degoogle themeself! Google Duplex
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@tregsthedev that's a very good idea! A few other other app stores (apkmonk, apkpure, aptoide, etc.) have taken to listing Bestee in the past weeks, so that's an option. I plan on venturing to the Chinese market and for that I will need to find another means of distribution than the Playstore.
Lyondhur Picciarelli
Lyondhur Picciarelli@lyondhur · T&R Project Manager at Weta Digital
“Independent of tech giants” — Great benefit line. “Works in 3rd world countries” — Err.. what? This is the very opposite of what is achieved by the previous statement. How about “Works in countries with limited infrastructure”? :/
Emile Ferreira
Emile FerreiraMaker@emile_ferreira · Founder at Bestee
@lyondhur I really don't get what you mean "this is the opposite of what is achieved by the previous statement". Also, 3rd world countries (like my own) imply limited infrastructure. Please elaborate.