Research Summary

This report discusses the partnership with PartyKit, a platform that aims to transform solitary online tasks into collaborative multiplayer experiences. The platform is designed to facilitate real-time human-to-human and human-to-AI collaboration, making it easier for businesses to create collaborative experiences. The report also highlights the potential of PartyKit to revolutionize business processes that traditionally require sequential, asynchronous workflows.

Key Takeaways

The Need for Collaborative Experiences

  • Lonely Digital Experiences: The report highlights that most digital experiences are solitary, with collaborative platforms like Google Docs and Figma being exceptions. This is contrary to human nature, which is inherently social.
  • Business Processes are Multiplayer: The report argues that most business processes are not single-player experiences. Even tasks like expense reports require collaboration. However, these processes have been constrained into sequential, asynchronous workflows.
  • Limitations of Current Technologies: While technologies like CRDT libraries have made strides towards enabling multiplayer experiences, they still require significant technology integration and engineering hours.

PartyKit: A Solution for Collaboration

  • Developer-Friendly Platform: PartyKit is a platform that facilitates real-time human-to-human and human-to-AI collaboration. It simplifies the creation of collaborative experiences, requiring only a few lines of Javascript code.
  • Customizable and Comprehensive: PartyKit is easy to customize and includes all the necessary analytics and tools to build production apps. It is open-source and can run on an organization’s infrastructure or even a personal laptop.
  • Diverse Applications: During its beta period, PartyKit demonstrated a wide range of applications, from drawing apps to customer service agents, indicating its potential to cater to a multitude of use cases.

Actionable Insights

  • Investigate the Potential of PartyKit: Businesses should explore how PartyKit can be integrated into their processes to facilitate real-time collaboration and streamline workflows.
  • Consider the Social Aspect of Digital Experiences: Companies should consider the inherently social nature of humans when designing digital experiences and aim to create more collaborative platforms.
  • Embrace Open-Source Solutions: The open-source nature of PartyKit allows for customization and flexibility, demonstrating the benefits of embracing open-source solutions in business processes.

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