Conversational UI

Rise of the Bots

Messaging apps have become ubiquitous and can claim higher engagement and more monthly active users than the big four social networks. Frequently hyped as an answer to “app fatigue”, messaging bots, or chatbots, do not require your users to install a new app, and are often cheaper to build than traditional mobile applications.

Chatbot development

We have experience developing AI chatbots for all the major messaging platforms including Facebook Messenger, Slack, SMS-based chat bots, and voice interfaces such as Amazon Alexa. We can help you understand whether a natural language interface is right for your use case, how to design conversations, and how to apply AI and natural language processing techniques.

About Atchai

Established in 2010 and based in London, Atchai is a digital consultancy and development house based in London, UK. We’ve developed innovative digital products for both fast-moving start-ups and massive enterprise organisations such as Bank of England, NHS, and Turner Broadcasting.

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Life is busy and getting busier. Sometimes technology is the problem, causing all kinds of distractions, but it can also be your friend. mindBot is a chatbot that uses introspective questioning and AI to help you organize your mind and concentrate on doing what matters most to you.

Initially developed as a Slack Application, Atchai have taken the Mindbot concept to every mobile device on the planet, integrating with Twilio's SMS service and Facebook Messenger. Working in short sprints, we suceeded in getting an MVP to market within 2 weeks, allowing us to start learning about user needs and continually iterate on the product.

healthcare bot development


Have you ever wanted to capture a free flow of thoughts and ideas without having to unlock your phone, open a notes app and type them out? We developed echoNote as part of a quantified self project for Joylab - the digital innovation agency.

Amazon Echo is a device that is always on, listening and responding to any command you give. From the comfort of your living room, you can just speak your ideas out loud and echoNote will transcribe them for you.

We used the Alexa Skills Kit Node.js library to build a custom skill that can listen to listen to your ideas and store the text in a Google Spreadsheet along with a timestamp. The code we've written has been open sourced and is available on Github.

amazon alexa skill development


LastSeen is a simple chatbot that asks the user to check-in once a day and notifies their designated contact if they don’t.

It was designed initially for older people living alone, providing them with a reminder that someone cares about them, and offering their children the security of knowing that their parents are safe.

LastSeen found more traction with a younger audience, especially young professional women living alone, students living away from home for the first time, and dog walkers!

facebook messenger bot development

What I like about working with Atchai is that they take the time at the beginning of the project to understand the big picture before choosing the right tech stack for the job.

What they delivered was cutting edge, very high quality software.

All work was delivered on time, on budget, to a very high standard with clear, honest communication throughout.

Niels Bischoff