I’m happy to share that a chatbot I built for Homework Hero won the 2nd prize in LINE Creativate 2017, Chatbot category 🎉!
Homework Hero is an Android app for students in Indonesia to help each other with homework-related problems. The app doesn’t have “lounge” for its users to mingle, so some students “repurpose” the QnA app to casually chat with other students.
The bot, @Syurprise, was originally built to accommodate that. It connects students who want to chat 1-on-1 with other students, but randomly (hence the name, from the word “surprise”).
Over the time, students use @Syurprise to ask homework-related questions too! So we added “tutoring” feature in the chatbot, similar to the feature in the app, but more real-time (chat vs StackOverflow style).
@Syurprise is also available on Messenger. Go ahead and try it (in either platform)!