People Expect Conversations

Here’s a good read about voice technology from the Engineering VP for Google Assistant. Key point: people expect conversations. Which is why understanding people’s goals for a conversation is a critical part of conversational design. Quoting Scott Huffman: When people start using voice assistants, we often see very simple commands. But very quickly, expectations go …

MyPetDoc Is Literally Everywhere

We’re proud to share the news that MyPetDoc is now on Google Assistant. Which means you can launch it from an Android phone, an iOS device, or on any smart device where Google Home / Google Assistant is available. Which means our design and technology is pretty much available everywhere. Android users, all you need …

Early Days…But Good Days

THIS is why we design and build voice-first conversational apps. We know it’s early days, but as of today, August 1 2018, there’s 71 people in the world (not /all/ of who are friends and family… :) who have benefited from our launch customer’s voice-driven pet veterinary solution – AND thought enough of their experience to …

Hear MyPetDoc In Action

Our launch client Vet24Seven just put out an announcement about MyPetDoc, Banter’s first conversational app. Big deal, another PR piece in the world, who cares, right? Well hold on, because this announcement has a demonstration of MyPetDoc in action. This is the actual app. No fakery here. Want to hear the future of conversational app …

Banter @ Voice Summit

Banter CEO Dr. Susan Hura is at Voice Summit 2018 in Newark, New Jersey this week. Find her, say hi, talk conversational apps. In other words, a bit of witty banter. (We’re sorry…we can’t help that we’re awesome and so is our name…) Voice Summit bills itself as “the largest voice tech event of the year” …