OpenAI's ChatGPT iOS app destroys Thousands of Software Development Companies

OpenAI's ChatGPT iOS app destroys Thousands of Software Development Companies

OpenAI just released their iOS app for ChatGPT. Ignoring the fact that I personally think this is the strategically dumbest thing a software development company has ever done throughout the history of humanity - This move also destroys thousands of ChatGPT software development companies having delivered ChatGPT apps for the iOS - Inevitably, it's obviously also just a matter of time before they release their Android app ...

I'm not going to talk too much about OpenAI's stupidity, history will any ways prove me right. However, if you want the breakdowns of my strategical thoughts in these regards, maybe read yourself up on Bill Gates' thoughts about "becoming a platform vendor". TL;TR? OpenAI has basically destroyed their own eco-system with this move ... ðŸĪŠ

Cannibalising an Eco-System

Do me a favour, open up AppStore on your iPhone and search for "ChatGPT". Clearly there are literally thousands of ChatGPT apps for your iPhone. Every single one of these will basically see their revenue drop to zero in a month of two. This leaves thousands of software development companies with huge gaping and bleeding holes in their revenue stream. In fact, I know several CEOs myself who have delivered such apps these last months. Every single one of these companies are now the proud owners of a "cannibalised iOS App". Which of course will have long term strategic consequences for OpenAI.

Just because you CAN build something, doesn't mean you SHOULD build it!

Nothing more clearly shows the validity of the above than the history of the XML HTTP Request object ... 😉

Psst, I was around and saw it happening. If you don't understand what I'm talking about, realise that if Steve Ballmer was to accurately put it on his CV, he'd have to write something such as follows ...

How I was fired by the XHR object 😅

How to make money today?

Obviously, if you're one of these companies, your revenue stream will drop to zero over the next couple of months from your ChatGPT iOS app - And soon also your Android SDK app. So how do you move forward from here? How do you capitalize on AI in the upcoming months?

Building your own GPT model is probably out of the question I presume. OpenAI spent 29 million dollars training ChatGPT3.5, and although Open Source models such as seen at HuggingFace have significantly reduced the price, it's still not even close to as simple as just wrapping OpenAI's APIs and create your own iOS app.

Well, we just so happen to have a fix for you 😇

And it's so simple your junior website developer can probably figure it out in 5 minutes. To understand how, read the following article.

Or look at the following image, and realise we can put one of these forms on your webpage, providing you with a 7% conversion rate to leads, where every single lead generated this way happens to also own a website 😁

ChatGPT website chatbot form

Yup, you heard us, we're sharing net revenue with partners wanting to white label our product! And believe me when I tell you, we know the value of an eco-system chemically cleansed from cannibals. So even though OpenAI is determined upon committing "financial and strategic suicide" for reasons I cannot even remotely fathom, we've got you bro! Interested in white labelling our stuff? Contact us and let's get the ball rolling 😁

Thomas Hansen

Thomas Hansen I am the CTO of AINIRO.IO AS and the CEO of AINIRO.IO, Ltd. I am a software developer with more than 25 years of experience. I write about Machine Learning, AI, and how to help organizations adopt said technologies. You can follow me on LinkedIn if you want to read more of what I write.

Published 21. May 2023

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