Preibo is a chatbot for Facebook Messenger. It “understands” Amazon product links, ASINs, ISBNs, and lets you search on Amazon. Any found Amazon product can be added to a watchlist and is then continuously monitored by Preibo. Whenever the price drops, a message is sent. The name “Preibo” is short for the German “Preisroboter” (price robot).
I am fascinated by the paradigm shift that chatbots introduce. While we worked hard towards a responsive, mobile-first, retina-ready, cutting-edge user experience, chatbots reduce UI/UX to one of the very basic means of user interface: text input and text output.
I wrote a longer piece on Preibo and Facebook Messenger trends on Facebook (German).
Keywords Spring Boot, MySQL, Facebook Messenger Platform, Amazon Product Advertising API, Bitly API, Mailgun, Ember.js, HTML 5, CSS 3, Sass, Bootstrap, Font Awesome