Award coincides with report release: “The Local Chatbot Disruption: The Upcoming Collision between Messaging and Local”
Award coincides with report release: “The Local Chatbot Disruption: The Upcoming Collision between Messaging and Local” March 10, 2016 – Pingup, the nation’s largest scheduling aggregation platform, has won the Local Search Association’s (LSA) highly competitive 2016 Ad-to-Action Award for Best Local Commerce Services. Announced on March 8, 2016 at the LSA16 conference, this award
With 100 entries this year, the competition was fierce for the 2016 Ad-to-Action Awards. Pingup was awarded top honors in the Best Local Commerce Services category for our Appointments Anywhere™ API and business model. Read more on LSA Insider: 2016 Ad-to-Action Award Winners Announced
Welcome to the future — which is also a vision of the recent past. Today, location- and service-oriented bots are improving on what was attempted many years ago when in a crude manner (over AIM and other old-school messaging platforms) these automated response tools tried to help people get things they wanted just a little bit quicker. Admittedly, in the past that usually meant trivial fun rather than, say, quick pizza delivery.
Street Fight has published an article, written by Rick Robinson, that covers Pingup’s solutions for powering conversational commerce. The piece includes an interview with Pingup CEO Mark Slater. “Backed by patents that relate to conversational commerce, Pingup is bringing its API-powered live booking capability to “a broader range of leading-edge consumer interfaces and platforms,” the company