Modest Proposals

On Bots, Conversational Apps and Fin

On Bots, Conversational Apps and Fin
Art by Sam Lessin.

2016 is being declared the year of bots. And it feels like there is a broad shift in the developer ecosystem away from traditional point-and-click apps, towards chat-based user interfaces.

It’s happening because there is broad consumer and developer fatigue with apps.  Consumers don’t want to install or use new traditional apps. And partially as a result, developers are faced with rising distribution costs.


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