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A beautiful example of a law of UX in action

After WhatsApp’s update in privacy policy, which enables them to share more data with their parent, Facebook, there has been an uproar in the tech space.

Elon Musk, Edward Snowden, and Jack Dorsey have endorsed Signal Messenger, and more and more people have started to adopt the new chat app. The messenger is community backed, endorsed by tech giants, and scores a 💯 / 💯 on privacy — these are all reasons for its growth.


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How BookMyShow improved the user experience for millions of movie watchers per month

Overview

Ratings and Reviews are an integral part of making a buying decision about any product. In the entertainment industry, they are more so relevant because of the short life of content like cinema movies.


No hello from the other side

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Anushka: Hey!
User: * no response *

Anushka here was the name given to our conversational chatbot (powered by Landbot.io). These type of chatbots have gained too much popularity recently with services like Landbot, Intercom, etc on the rise.

Conversational UI chatbots are being touted as the next big thing for the last 3 years. We understand the importance of a chat UI and we started with Intercom.io, which was a huge step forward in the right direction for engaging our hurried audience on starclinch.com.

StarClinch is India’s biggest Artist and Entertainer discovery and booking platform with over 60 queries coming in every day for booking or inquiring about one of our 17000+ artists. …


A quick hack to stay productive.

It has been one year since I vowed to use plain-text lists as a hack to increase my goal achievement rates. The outcome was highly positive, and I’d like to tell you what worked for me and what didn’t.

Okay, so the 4 lists that I made were:

1. LONG TERM GOALS

This list should contain all the goals that you wish to achieve over the next 1 — 3 years. This list should be reviewed once per month to help you stay on track. It’s OK to be a little unrealistic here, but don’t overshoot. …


A peek into the mammoth potential inside you.

If I told you that you have got the potential to turn your change-the-world fuc*in-awesome idea into reality, would you care to believe me? If yes, read on …

I tell you this because like you, I too have the same potential, and sometimes I struggle to let it out. You can never know how far your internal potential will reach unless you start experimenting with it.

“You’re never too old to learn something stupid.”

Not so long ago, I made a hard decision and started to travel on the path less taken. I took this decision because I’m genuinely curious to see how far I can go. I’m never afraid to try out new things. I might eventually fail, but it doesn't matter because I gained valuable experience by trying out the task. …


* ML = Machine Learning

How it all began …

My love for smart machines started in the days of my childhood, when I used to dream about smart robots transforming the future. This vision became even stronger when I was exposed to wonderful sci-fi movies like I-Robot and Transformers. It was then, when I had decided to go for the STEM fields, and chose Computer Science as the true love of my life. Ever since, that relationship has remained loyal and strong.

Moving on …

Two months have passed since I completed the online offering of Stanford’s machine learning (ML) course. …

About

Jasdev Singh

Product Designer @BookMyShow

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