Swell Bot

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Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
Hi Guys! I'm the CEO & Founder at Swell. We created Swell as native apps and messenger bots to provide the fastest way of asking questions and getting opinions by friends! Let me know if you have any questions! Have a Swell day!
Thomas Schranz ⛄️
Hunter
@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
During the day there are countless of decisions to be made. Like what to wear (👕 or 👔), what to eat (🍕 or 🍔), what to drink (☕️ or 🍵), what to buy (🎮 or 📔), where to go (🎬 or 🎪), or simply what to do (🏊 or 🏀). Swell is a fun app that gives you 100s of opinions from friends and strangers within in a few seconds. A natural fit for platforms like Facebook Messenger.
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@__tosh A little bit of context would help, i.e. what does this bot actually DO? :) I figured out that it is.. - NOT possible to vote - NOT possible to start a voting So its basically just pushing me to download the App, which I believed Messenger bots try to make obsolete. Sorry, I'm having a bad day ;)
Patrick Mladensich@patrick_mladensich
@_subnet @__tosh Finally, somebody standing up against the bot uprising! I, for one, do NOT welcome our new chat bot overlords!
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@catearcher @__tosh haha, I'm neither for/against bots / conversational UI, I'm just waiting for the first implementation/usecase that actually makes sense :)
Thomas Schranz ⛄️
Hunter
@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
@_subnet this is how voting in Swelly looks like for me
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@__tosh interesting, I'm missing the A/Skip/B buttons :(
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@_subnet "Open in app" might refer to Messenger. Seems like your browser/OS/FB doesn't support emoji or the latest Messenger features!
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@chrismessina Thanks for pointing out. Interestingly my browser (latest chrome, mac) seems to be capable displaying the buttons in the small chat popup, but not /messages. Guess this is a FB glitche than. Still not convinced about the Swell bot though ;)
Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@_subnet @__tosh Hey Michael! I'm sorry, that you're having a bad first impression of our Bot. However, the idea behind our bot-approach at Swell is to provide people with the fastest way to share & receive opinions, no matter where they are. Within our app people shared 65 Million opinions since we launched here on PH in September and we want to take it want step further. You still need the app if you want to ask a question, however, friends, experts and strangers can simply vote using their favorite messenger! Any more questions? Happy to help! Have a Swell Day. P.s.: I'm sorry you're having a bad day :)
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@peterbuch Thanks for your response! :) No worries, I wasn't super serious in my criticism (hence ";)"), but you probably know that. However, do you know why FB doesn't display the vote buttons for me (see screenshot above)? Because with out those the bot is really to limited :) Also, I'd really like to see an "create voting" feature, could be super simple (just upload any 2 pics, done). I promise to use the bot if you add this!! ;)
Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@_subnet no worries, all good. I was close to offering you a beer to make you feel better ;-) My CTO @phips28 will help you with the FB bug asap! :)
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@peterbuch @phips28 beer? damn!! ;)
Philipp Holly
Maker
@phips28 · CTO @ 🐳Swell (dvel Inc.)
@_subnet we are using "Quick Replies" for these buttons, which are not supported by the fullscreen-web-conversation and mobile web-messenger (m.facebook...) Sry! But you can still vote by text "A", "B" or "Skip". beer? 🍻where? when? 😎
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@_subnet time to start using messenger.com! :)
Philipp Holly
Maker
@phips28 · CTO @ 🐳Swell (dvel Inc.)
@chrismessina @_subnet -> http://m.me/swell.bot 😉
Michael Kamleitner@_subnet · Die Socialisten / Swat.io / Walls.io
@chrismessina old habits... :)
Julian Praest@julian_praest · joolean.io - Design + Inf. Syst. student
Amazing idea and great branding - Viel Erfolg Leute!
Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@julian_praest thank you Sir! Have a Swell Day :)
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Wishbone or the Google-acquired Polar are good examples of app versions of this concept. Definitely popular with younger people; should have launched on Kik!
Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@chrismessina Chris! Actually we do have an App, our community shared 65 Million opinions (votes) since our launch in September and our approach is to provide the fastest way of sharing and receiving opinions. That's why we created bots. Testing our Kik bot right now, launch date next week!! :)
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@peterbuch sweet! :)
Lex@loudijk · Founder at Lewis.ai
Tested it. There's already a couple of "swelly" bots. So you might want to look into that. Won't help discovery. I personally do not like the name, I immediately thought of smelly. Given your description here I never thought my first vote would be to choose between two plates of fruit which was arranged to look like a boat or something. Not something I'd use, but this is just my opinion. Best of luck with it
Peter Buchroithner
Maker
@peterbuch · CEO, Swell
@loudijk thanks for your feedback. The content here comes from users and the feed show's best performing swells first. So sorry for your first impression. Give it one more try and let me know if there's anything I can help you with! Have a Swell day!