Inspiration

Imagine visiting a doctor is like going to a DMV..

Unfortunately that is the reality in many of the developing economies. When patient has to see a doctor, front desk gives them paper token, and patient has to wait on-premise until your number is called.

I have personally experienced waiting hours to see doctor, when I took my elderly to the doctors in India.

What it does

We bring virtrual front-desk to 1 billion facebook messenger users across the world through text and natural language processing.

  1. Look up a provider,
  2. add yourself to the wait-list,
  3. get notified just-intime.
  4. Rate the provider.

Ratings can't gamed, only authentic visits will be able to rate the service, hence more reliable compared to the old products like Yelp.

How I built it

  1. Create a Facebook App and Page
  2. Setup Webhook 3.Subscribe the App to the Page
  3. Receive Messages
  4. Implement structured messages and Postbacks

Challenges I ran into

-Needed SSL certificate to enable https for my server.

  • Understanding intents and entities as part of Natural language processing.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Implemented rich message bubbles, please see the screenshot.

What I learned

How to build a bot

What's next for hostbuddy

Instant access to health records, which could save money, and even save lives

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