Wing It is a Facebook Messenger bot intended to get you out of the house
“I ought to go on an end of the week trip,” you ponder internally. “I’ll go to the mountains!”
And afterward the end of the week comes and every one of the inns are reserved and you’re worn out and the mountains are far and hello look, Netflix!
Wing It is a Facebook Messenger bot that tries to get you out of that trench. You punch in your criteria, and it’ll fly up now and then when it discovers trips that fit the bill, prescribing facilities and a movement or two in the zone.
Wing It asks only a couple of inquiries off the bat: Where do you live? How far would you like to go? Is it just you and an accomplice, or a major gathering of companions? What amount is every individual hoping to spend?
A couple of minutes after the fact, it’ll react with a short rundown: a couple of spots to stay and a few things you should need to do while there. At the present time, that is for the most part climbs and trails; inevitably, the Wing It group plans to extend their insight base out to things like kayaking trips, shake climbing, or adjacent surf spots.
Wing It centers around things that are sufficiently far away to feel like a get-away, however sufficiently close to do spontaneously. While early emphasess of the bot attempted to present excursions including a minute ago flights, they’ve since figured out how to center around things inside driving separation. “Individuals would state they’d go on a very late flightβ¦ 98% of individuals would state ‘I’m in!’. At that point you send’em that, and give them the choice to book it, andβ¦ nothing.”
The basic idea of a trek arranging web index is in no way, shape or form new, however there’s something pleasant about the way everything fits together here. Excessively numerous end of the week trips pass on in the arranging stages β that minute when you plunge into Airbnb and suffocate under a million alternatives and choose to do it later. Wing It comes everything down to a modest bunch of decisions in view of what it definitely knows you’re searching for.
That thinned down and curated offering is the thing that Wing It’s prime supporters, Luis De Pombo and Gabriel Ascanio, are going for. In the wake of meeting in school, they began cooperating on side ventures on the ends of the week. They’d endeavor to stir up the landscape by flying out to new areas on the ends of the week, just to invest a large portion of their energy simply looking for the opportune place.
So why a Messenger bot? “On account of the simplicity of contacting individuals”, Gabriel lets me know. There’s no application to download β you simply begin a discussion with the bot. In the mean time, the group can repeat on their idea in a split second. In the event that the information demonstrates clients are enjoying a component, they can play it up with no requirement for a downloaded refresh; on the off chance that they change something and use tanks, they can turn around course on the fly.
Wing It is a piece of Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 class, and presently can’t seem to raise finances past that.