Farewell InboxVudu, BookVibe

February 22, 2016

When we started building Natural Language Processing technology at Parakweet more than 5 years ago we believed that this technology would have a huge impact on consumers’ lives in the years ahead. We built products to help people discover new book recommendations from amidst the noise of Twitter (BookVibe), to show people where their friends were attending events, travelling to new places or posting about new restaurants and food (IntentPulse). And, just over a year ago, we launched our most impressive product yet - InboxVudu - to act as a personal assistant, automatically adding reminders of emails you needed to reply to or follow up on to a virtual To Do list. We have the best, most accurate detections seen anywhere in the world and were the first to support one click, pre-composed replies from our Apple Watch app.

Since we started in 2010, many more companies have woken up to the power of NLP and we believe our team can now make a greater impact with our skills on other projects. With that in mind, we will be shutting down our BookVibe and InboxVudu products on 29th February, 2016 in order to focus on these new projects.

We’d like to thank the many hundreds of thousands of users who have enjoyed our products over the last five years - we could not have reached the point we are at today without your support and feedback.

And finally, a heartfelt thank you to our investors who believed in us through the whole journey and were always on hand with profound advice, strong guidance and AAA introductions.