Text Cloe, Siri's smarter sister



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Ryan Hoover — Founder, Product Hunt
Yesterday morning I found this in my mailbox:

Curious, I texted "Cloe". Here's our correspondence:

First off, great marketing. Secondly, what a delightful experience. Cloe spoke personably and did enough research to know that I'm a UofO graduate and the Ducks were playing later that night. Some people might find that creepy but I've given up on privacy.

Cloe is remincent of ChaCha, a human-powered, SMS-based search engine before smartphones were ubiquitous. Cloe is also similar to Ethan (cc @gliechtenstein) but without the friction of needing to download yet another app (although this also comes with other downsides). Cloe is an invisible app, which @kylebrussell and I have chatted about (we both still need to write about this), in which the the product itself is embedded within existing interfaces (in the case SMS/iMessage).

That said, I'm curious to learn more about Cloe and the makers' plans to turn it into a scaleable business (if that's the goal).
Asad Dhamani — Founder, Crestify
@gliechtenstein @kylebrussell @rrhoover Wow, this is awesome. Is this an AI product or like Ethan, where you are talking to a human?
Ryan Hoover — Founder, Product Hunt
@AsadDhamani I was definitely speaking with a human.
jonas — Yeah, I don't know either.
@AsadDhamani @rrhoover how can you be sure?
Josh Barkin — Co-founder Wordhop
@rrhoover Yes, an invisible app. Another one is GIFyoutube where the URL is the app
Drew Moxon — Product, Facebook Messenger
@gliechtenstein @kylebrussell @rrhoover Invisible apps (the evolution of thin clients) are a favorite topic of mine.

Cloe must be the sister of Jarvis ( and Clara (! I wonder what the key differentiators will ultimately be here.
ilan kasan  — Product and Business Leadership
@rrhoover we are working on a concept that will allow any eCommerce catalog to create his own private personal assistant yo allow customers to search and buy product and support other inquiries via any text messagin interface.
Chase Hildebrand — cloe co-founder
Hey Guys. Whooah! First off thanks for all the interest. We are doing our best to service as many users as possible. For those who have been redirected to the waitlist we are clearing it up quickly.
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