We Pivoted And It's Working!
People love the new OASIS voice-based AI communication assistant
🎙️ OASIS: AI communication assistant
We just unveiled OASIS - our brand new AI communication assistant for the iPhone, and the response has been nothing short of amazing. With OASIS, we're giving you the power to effortlessly transform your scattered thoughts and jumbled words into clear, polished communication - all without lifting a finger. Just talk, and OASIS takes care of the rest.
With OASIS, you can record a voice note and watch as it's magically transformed into:
🤩 Clarity (summary)
📝 Blog Post
📧 Professional Email
💬 Text Message
🐣 Explain Like I'm Five
🐥 Twitter Thread
📱 TikTok Video Script
🧑💼 LinkedIn Post
This app is so simple and easy to use that a three-year-old can master it in seconds. Why waste time typing when you can just talk and let OASIS do the work? Try it out for yourself and see what everyone is raving about.
😍 People f’ing love OASIS
On Saturday, OASIS investor Packy McCormick tried the brand new app and tweeted about it, gushing praise.
With my permission, Packy included a link to our TestFlight. Almost instantly, people responded:
🤯 Note taking ?!
When I first laid my hands on that initial build of our iPhone app, I had this feeling deep down in my gut that we had really struck gold. But you know what? People, they never cease to amaze me. They didn't just use OASIS to create content for sharing, they actually started using it to take private notes!
🚀 Not the pivot we planned
In 2022, an unstoppable force (OASIS) hit an immovable object (Apple). We spent years trying to make our core technology actually work on Apple devices, but in December 2022, we had to face the fact that the Apple Silicon environment simply wasn't mature enough yet. Apple’s AI chipset floating point math calculations don’t conform to industry standards, and there’s nothing we can do to fix that.
Undeterred, we took a step back and decided to return to our roots as a mobile app, this time embracing the cloud and punting on real-time processing.
Now, I know what you're thinking. Our first mobile app, which we shipped in 2021, literally melted iPhones. It sounds like a joke, but it's not. But we didn't let that stop us either.
In January 2023, we made an even more radical pivot: speech-to-video. Our new AI avatars move in response to your speech instead of your on-camera movements. It was a game-changer, and our AI research team got right to work. Within 2 weeks, we had a proof-of-concept.
While I waited for AI research to be completed, I started to think about what else makes communicating through video difficult.
What about writing a video script and not rambling like an idiot?
I decided to take matters into my own hands and prototype an app that would simplify the process of creating video scripts. It was just a small feature, something that I personally wanted to test, but as it turned out, it was exactly what we needed.
Our end is goal is connect all these pieces––and more––together in a powerful AI communication super app that lets you communicate effectively in any language (English, Spanish, Chinese, etc), in any medium (text, image, speech, video), just by talking naturally, like you would to a friend.
Universal human communication, powered by generative AI.
📱 Next Step: Launch on the App Store
The obvious next step for OASIS is to launch our iPhone app on the App Store. All our engagement metrics are going in the right direction.
ChatGPT just grew to 100M users in 2 months. Our timing is perfect.
OASIS mission is simple: to solve the problem human communication, just like our ancestors solved the problem of human hunger. And with the new OASIS app zooming toward public launch, we're one step closer to achieving that mission.