If there’s one thing we can’t argue about, it’s the fact that our smart phones are definitely intelligent. Their capabilities extend far beyond basic uses such as calls and texting.
Recent improvements to smart assistants like Siri, sometimes it feels like your iPhone acts like a real person.
DataBot Personal Assistant is an awesome and truly fascinating app that allows you to create and train a custom virtual assistant.
It may not be from Apple or Google but make no mistake about it, this personal assistant has tremendous potential and already is a force to be reckoned with.
It has more features than I can count and comes with upgradable modules to enhance your bot to your liking.
Concept and Functionality:
While this certainly isn’t the first personal assistant-type app I’ve seen, it’s certainly the first that includes customization options. DataBot Personal Assistant, by Andrea Testa, walks new users through the basics of the app using an incredibly helpful tutorial that does a great job of showing you exactly what you can do.
DataBot Personal Assistant uses both voice and text to deliver information to you. You can perform tasks such as requesting a joke or information about a famous figure. DataBot Personal Assistant will read back whatever it can find and it will also display read contents in text format just in case you missed what the bot said.
As I mentioned above, you can spend experience points on module upgrades. For example, you can unlock the weather module and have DataBot Personal Assistant read your current weather conditions to you. Experience points are earned by using the app on a regular basis.
In terms of usability, DataBot Personal Assistant is pretty easy to figure out once you explore the app a bit. Menus are very easy to navigate and pretty much everything you need is right at your fingertips.
Covering every single feature of DataBot Personal Assistant proved to be impossible for this review, but there certainly are a few things that really stand out to me.
For example, earning experience points is almost effortless and you don’t have to jump through hoops in order to get them. The only thing you have to do is interact with DataBot Personal Assistant and use the app.
As you unlock additional modules, you’ll use the app even more. According to the developer, DataBot Personal Assistant is actually capable of learning from you as you chat with it.
If you choose to create an account with the app you can even access and interact with your bot from another device or even your computer.
DataBot Personal Assistant is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. The app is supported by ads that can be disabled by spending experience points or purchasing an XP boost in the game’s store.
Overall, DataBot Personal Assistant is an awesome app that obviously has had a lot of work put into it. It’s not quite ready to replace mainstream assistants like Siri, but it’s incredibly fun to use and it’s cool to watch the bot “grow” as you use it.
There’s also an Android version of the app.
DataBot Personal Assistant requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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