startups_in_indonesia at the launch event of their new platform launches platform to help startups create their own chatbots

Indonesian artificial intelligence startup on Tuesday launched Kata Bot, a platform that aims to help developers in startups, SMEs, and large enterprises to create and deploy their own chatbots. The platform provides developers with “basic production-grade framework that integrates complexity, organisation, infrastructure, and machine learning from the get-go”; it claims to ease developers by handling the discourse management, channel management, and natural language processing components of building a chatbot.

“When we first began developing this, we could see that among the various existing bot frameworks, there was no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. We wanted to simplify that for developers so that they could spend more of their time and skills on creating the best user experience possible,” said CTO Ahmad Rizqi Meydiarso.

Fave launches e-wallet feature FavePay

Discount e-voucher platform Fave on Wednesday launched FavePay, an e-wallet feature on its mobile app that allows users to pay for transactions using a QR code-based system. The feature has previously been launched in the startup’s operations in Malaysia and Singapore, and it also allows users to receive cashback. In its debut, the payment feature will only accept credit cards as a top-up method.

In a press statement, the startup also cited positive growth following its acquisition of Groupon, with 50 per cent MAU growth and three-times increase in the number of downloads.

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GoToMalls, PayPro team up to enable cashless payment for mall visitors

GoToMalls, a web platform that sells discount vouchers for malls and shopping centres visitors, announced a partnership with e-wallet app PayPro to enable cashless transactions at merchant partners for its users. After purchasing discount vouchers at GoToMalls platform, users can redeem them and pay using the PayPro app. The feature is debuted at Mall Alam Sutera, Tangerang.

PayPro was previously known as Dompetku, an e-wallet app built by Indonesian telco giant Indosat Ooredoo.

Yuna launches fashion match-making mobile app

Artificial intelligence startup Yuna & Co on Wednesday launched a fashion matchmaking mobile app that allows users to input their fashion preferences through a chatbot, and have it being “matched” to fashion brands and stores that provide items that suit the users’ personal style.

According to a DailySocial report, the platform sets itself apart from other fashion e-commerce platforms by positioning its chatbot service as the sales representative of a fashion brand. The startup monetises through subscription fee paid by fashion brands.

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