Heek is a new service that aims to design and build you a website using nothing more complicated than a conversation.
Rise of the chatbots
Chatbots are all the rage. Using text chat (often via Facebook Messenger) chatbots allow you to do everything from check the weather to book a flight. And they’re increasingly becoming part of everyday life.
Now, with Heek, even web design can be handled via conversation, allowing you to build a website from scratch simply by answering questions via text chat.
How does it work?
Heek starts by asking you some simple questions. First Heek will want to know your name, then it’ll want to know the name of your business and the kind of service you offer.
Using this basic starting info, Heek will present a selection of templates designed to match to your needs.
From there, as your site takes shape, and the chatbot will suggest features for your site and allow you to customise it further. For the user, it’s as easy as saying yes or no.
Once it’s up and going, you may also choose to edit certain elements yourself via drag-and-drop.
How much does it cost?
You can try Heek for free without a credit card. If you want to keep your creation, Heek starts at US$30 per month, discounted to US$25 if you pay annually. That includes creation, support, custom domain name and SEO.
Who’s it for?
Offering everything from e-commerce storefronts to sites designed for news and entertainment, Heek has fairly impressive flexibility.
For individuals or small businesses looking to build a decent website on the cheap, and without the technical knowhow to do it themselves, Heek could be an attractive option.