A beautiful app for quick decision making with friends

#4 Product of the DayOctober 21, 2016



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Ashutosh Singh RawatMaker@ashutosh508 · PO, Owlie App
Hello Product hunters! My name is Ashutosh 🖖 and i'd like to tell you a little about Owlie - a beautiful app for quick and easy decision making among a group of friends. - Which movie 🍿should we watch? - Where should we go for summer vacations? 🏖 - When should we all schedule our family picnic? 🚎 If you are like me, you must have felt that it is hard 😓 to make decisions quickly with a large group of friends on messaging apps 📱. Decisions keep on dragging 💤 , with constant back and fourth, no end in sight, and many times, just die out 😵. This is because messaging apps are not meant for decision making for large group of friends 😟. Owlie 😎 is our attempt to solve this problem. We've created Owlie with a vision 👀 to facilitate quick decision making 🖖. Users spend too much time on planning 📅 rather than doing 🏄. We are using artificial intelligence 🤖 (AI) and different integrations with API's (🌤 🚕 📅 🗺 ) to help us accomplish this 🎯. - Want to decide where to go this winter for a vacation 🏖 ? Owlie provides you the weather ⛅️ conditions at those places. - Want to schedule a meeting ⏰ ? Owlie looks at your phone calendar 📆 and tells you your availability 😎. - Once you and your group of friends reach a decision, Owlie tries to provide actionable "Next steps" 👍 (Ref. Integrations) so that you move quickly from decision ✍️ to action 🏄‍. We believe that all products 🕹 should empathise 🙇 with their users. Please try the Owlie app and provide your valuable feedback 👍. With your support 💪, decision making 🤔 will never be the same again . Thanks! 🖖
Nick Messina@nickamessina · Co-founder, YonderWork
Great idea @ashutosh508! The only issue I foresee is getting all of my unreliable friends to download the app in the first place to actually get to the decision making! How do you overcome that obstacle?
Bo Wang@bluemonk482 · Researcher, AI, NLP
@nickamessina @ashutosh508 I haven't used it yet, I know it has a Messenger bot. Would be great if the bot can make the voting happening w/o friends installing the app, for being involved in the fb group conservation..
Ashutosh Singh RawatMaker@ashutosh508 · PO, Owlie App
@nickamessina Thank you! 🙏 You are absolutely on point 👏. We learnt this in the beta testing phase ✍️ and created a Webapp 🌐 to overcome the obstacle. The entry point is really low. Weblinks to questions can be shared via any app 📱. Your friends don't need to download the app or even login to give their opinion 🤓. They can answer from the mobile browser anonymously 👻. If a friend likes the experience and want to let herself be known, she can signup on the browser.
Ashutosh Singh RawatMaker@ashutosh508 · PO, Owlie App
@bluemonk482 @nickamessina Woa! 😱 we have the same flow in mind. We created a MessengerBot 🤖 just for this. I admit 😥, we still have a long way to go as far as the bot is concerned (both in terms of UX as well as AI). You should see new updates to it in the coming week. 😊
Naitik Mehta@naitik_17 · 25 Under 25 | CEO at NextBillion.org
@ashutosh508 @nickamessina if the app does allow me to share it as a web link, or whatever lowest barrier to use there is – I'd highlight that right at the top of your landing page. Right now, it doesn't show the FB bot till you scroll all the way down the webpage. You could have a first-run on the webpage – like "here's how easy it is to make a decision" and have users generate a shareable link immediately. Show the product value before you show the 'Download App' buttons. 🙂
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker · EIR @ vLAB
The incredible lack of friction that FB Messengers offer in onboarding & use is unprecedented. This app looks swank, but so glad there's an option where I don't have to DL anything. @OwlieApp @ashutosh508
Donte Ledbetter@donte_ll · Senior Marketing Manager at Stash
Love the look!
Ashutosh Singh RawatMaker@ashutosh508 · PO, Owlie App
@donte_ll Glad you like it! 😀
Vineet Rajan@royalenfielder · Co-Founder, ScoutMyTrip
Really nice idea Ashutosh! It can really catch on, and just gave it a spin. App UI is really nice, but the link I shared in a group no one was able to open it on a browser. If you're able to solve these small issues quickly, dont see any reason to stop you! All the best
Ashutosh Singh RawatMaker@ashutosh508 · PO, Owlie App
@royalenfielder Thank you Vineet! 👍 will fix this asap.
Vineet Rajan@royalenfielder · Co-Founder, ScoutMyTrip
@ashutosh508 Thanks man!