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NaviChat

Since Chatbots are the so hot right now, I decided to have another go with Chatfuel and build what the world will remember as … the Navibot, the world’s first chat-based navigation bot! Then, however, I typed that into Google and found out that Samsung already has a f*cking vacuum cleaner called NaviBot, WHICH DOESN’T […]

The Jazzbot™ – a Chatfuel Chatbot

I just built a chatbot for Jazzity using Chatfuel. Super easy, great fun. The Jazzity Jazzbot™ tells you what’s on tonight for a number of jazz clubs in Berlin. You can either type in the jazz club you’re interested in, or you can pick from a list that’s presented to you. You can ask for […]

Customizing posts with the new Facebook API update

In an attempt to fight misleading news on their platform, Facebook has recently changed the way you can use their API to edit previews of posts. While before you could specify the header, preview text, and the image, this is no longer possible. Instead, Facebook picks the relevant information from the website that the post […]

Calculating your Marketing ROI – a practical guide

Calculating your Marketing ROI sounds super simple, right? You just take the income, divide it by the marketing expenses, and boom! – there’s your marketing ROI. Super simple – or is it? Well, the truth is, when you google “marketing roi” you will find that there is a huge number of different definitions out there. […]

Why the new Spotify UI makes no sense. A rant.

A while back I’ve been whining about the lack of a decent music collection management Spotify. In the past months, Spotify has worked quite a bit on their UI and have changed their interface a lot. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Bottom line however: the music collection management is still freaking useless. Disclaimer: the […]

Last.fm partners up with Spotify to offer on demand plays

Great news! Last.fm partners up with Spotify to again offer on-demand plays: We’ve teamed up with Spotify to bring their entire catalogue, on demand, to the world’s leading music recommendation service. About two years ago, Last.fm had dropped their on-demand plays, to “focus on the features that make Last.fm unique — scrobbling, personalised radio, and […]

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