Helpchat, a personal assistant messenger app, today announced that it was opening up its platform for API integrations [technical integrations] to businesses. With this integration, businesses would be able to integrate directly into the Helpchat app and acquire and serve new users for their businesses.
Over the next few weeks, Helpchat will include transactional functionality from companies including Ola, OLX, Freshmenu, CommonFloor, RoadRunnr, Limetray, Mast Kalandar, RedBus, MyWash to integrate APIs into its personal assistant app. There are currently 25+ businesses in the integration waiting list.
Ankur Singla, Helpchat, Founder and CEO
Our vision is to help users win their daily battle with tasks and make their lives easier. In order to build a one-stop horizontal platform, we will rely on curated partners to expose to our users.
Like a personal assistant, our job is to find for you the best solution for your task – be it ordering food or finding a local services provider. We help you choose from the different options out there and ensure that you get a good experience
Post integration, users would be able to call a cab, order laundry, or food directly within the Helpchat app and the fulfilment of the order would be done by the partners.
Sudarshan Gangrade, VP – Marketing, Ola said
This API integration with Helpchat will further strengthen our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians. Ola is committed to making available a range of personal transportation options within minutes, now also on the Helpchat app! We are excited about the possibilities of this partnership in the time to come.
Mohit Kumar, Co-founder & CEO, Roadrunnr said
At Roadrunnr we aim to provide merchants in India the capability to deliver orders rapidly and on-demand to customers in their locality by connecting them with a supply force using mobile technology. Our association with Helpchat will help the consumer in getting a personalized experience in hyper-local services.
Vishrut Chalsani, VP – Enterprise Solutions, Helpchat added
Our chat sessions are growing at a healthy rate, with a high transaction intent from users. The next logical step was to leverage our deep enterprise relationships to help businesses to build on top of this audience. I can foresee us partnering with more than 1000 businesses over the next 6 months.
Helpchat [earlier called Akosha] launched it’s personal assistant chat app in January 2015 and raised Rs. 100 crores from Sequoia Capital in June 2015. It recently opened a Bangalore office to add more engineers and product people to its team. Be it anything, from recharging your phone to tech support, from travel booking to holiday guidance, from grocery to food ordering, from shopping assistance to finding deals & coupons, from finding gifts to suggesting the best electronic item, from doing a web check-in to getting your laundry done – Helpchat can get all of them done for you.