Allow publishers without coding experience, create and manage a Facebook Messenger chatbot.
At the beginning of fall 2016, Octane AI saw an opportunity for content creators to interact with their millions of fans on Facebook. They partnered with West Agile Labs to help build out their first vision chatbot builder and manager.
I oversaw the design efforts for simplifying the complex nature of chatbots. Branding and art direction was driven by Jackie Cruickshank while I lead product and interaction design with help from Danielle Hadley.
Fans Interacting with Octane AI Chatbots
Average Time to Set up a Chatbot
Octane AI had a successful beta launch and quickly raised a series A round. Some of their beta users included: 50 Cent, Aerosmith, Kiss, 30 Seconds to Mars, SPiN and Magic Mike Live.
Their business is like web design platforms Wix or Weebly, but for chatbots. It’s a paint-by-numbers for bot creation that’s so easy, I could do it.
Katie Roof — TechCrunch
Octane AI is a platform that enables businesses to set up powerful chatbots on Facebook Messenger in just a few minutes.
Octane keeps that promise of five minutes or less
I built a chatbot. It can only do a handful of things, and it’s even dumber than the average chatbot. But it works, and I can talk to it through Facebook Messenger. More importantly, I’m not a coder.
Ellen Huet — Bloomberg