On chat as interface

  • The surface area of the interface is almost untestable.
  • The UI is the log file.
  • Every user interaction is also a survey.
  • Chat is a great interface for the Internet of Things.
Even a Dame thinks it’s a terrible conclusion.

THE CHATROOM IS THE NEW APP STORE

The funnel and the, ahem, sprinkler.
Spray the second half of your product’s lifespan across your market, just like Stephen.

TESTING IS HARD

What do you mean, you don’t know “bird”? You just told me there was one singing in the distance!

DEBUGGING IS EASY

USERS SELF-SEGMENT

A BROAD LANDSCAPE

I guess the Blue Ocean of chat apps is group voice party lines.

THE LONG GAME: CHATTING WITH THINGS

Talking cars. No big hassle.

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Writer, speaker, accelerant. Intersection of tech & society. Strata, Startupfest, Bitnorth, FWD50. Lean Analytics, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, Just Evil Enough.

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Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Writer, speaker, accelerant. Intersection of tech & society. Strata, Startupfest, Bitnorth, FWD50. Lean Analytics, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, Just Evil Enough.

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