Integrating AI into an iOS application

How to Integrate ChatGPT into an iOS App

Estimated read time: 10 minutes

Do you need to integrate ChatGPT into an iOS app? Do the following: 

1. Assemble a senior team to plan the integration of ChatGPT into an iOS app 

Integrating AI chatbots into an iOS, Android, or web app takes sound planning and effective execution. You need an experienced team for project planning. An experienced project manager (PM) should lead this team. The PM should know the following:

You need a business analyst (BA) on this team. The BA should gather and document the functional requirements.

This team should have a software architect. The architect needs to define the non-functional requirements (NFRs) and technical solutions. The PM should plan the project.

2. Review the official ChatGPT app and examples of integrating ChatGPT into apps

You need to understand ChatGPT well before integrating ChatGPT into a third-party app. First, take a look at the ChatGPT website. The website provides plenty of information. You should also review the official ChatGPT app for iOS devices. 

Take a look at the OpenAI website. The website provides plenty of information about using OpenAI APIs, e.g.:

  • How to create an OpenAI account;
  • The process to get an OpenAI API key;
  • How to manage API keys, add an API key, etc.;
  • How to view API keys;
  • Managing your secret key including creating a new secret key.

Subsequently, review a few third-party ChatGPT apps. Focus on third-party apps on iOS that use ChatGPT. You can search the Google Play store for ChatGPT apps for Android phones. Also, review other apps for web browsers that use ChatGPT or similar technologies.      

The following are a few examples of apps that use ChatGPT or similar technologies:

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  • ChatSonic: It’s one of the AI tools for simplifying communication.
  • Alissu: An app for Android devices, Alissu responds to complex questions across multiple subjects. Alissu doesn’t exactly use ChatGPT, however, it uses GPT models similar to ChatGPT. It uses the OpenAI API.  
  • Rapid ChatGPT: It’s an AI chatbot. This AI bot uses a technology similar to ChatGPT. It can create content, furthermore, it provides instant answers to questions.   
  • ChatON: It’s an AI chatbot that uses technologies like natural language processing (NLP). ChatON can help organizations provide better customer support.
  • Frank: This AI chatbot helps users navigate search engines and content creation. It uses ChatGPT, NLP, machine learning (ML), and voice technology. 
  • Roboco: This AI chatbot is similar to ChatGPT. It’s available on both Android and iOS. It’s a chatbot assistant that can learn from human interactions.
  • ChatGod: This AI chatbot uses ChatGPT, and it helps to create content. It uses speech recognition, speech-to-text, text-to-speech, image recognition, and video recognition. 

3. Decide whether you should integrate ChatGPT into your iOS app 

You should integrate ChatGPT into your app only if you see any value in it. ChatGPT offers a lot, e.g.:

  • Users can navigate an internet browser better with AI-powered search capabilities. 
  • Organizations can generate important insights from data like chat history. 
  • Organizations can get feedback on their ideas easily from ChatGPT.  
  • Companies can use ChatGPT to generate gift ideas for employees.
  • Businesses can provide tailored advice to users with the help of ChatGPT.
  • Organizations can engage customers better by sending thoughtful messages created by ChatGPT.
  • You can boost the productivity of your customer service team by letting ChatGPT provide technical topic assistance for simpler queries.
  • Businesses can use ChatGPT to send higher-quality marketing emails to e-mail addresses in their databases. 
  • ChatGPT helps managers create better outline presentations.
  • Companies can use ChatGPT for creative inspiration for their marketing campaigns. 
  • Businesses access ChatGPT to automate routine tasks.
  • Creating a ChatGPT shortcut helps organizations offer a digital assistant.
  • Organizations can improve employee engagement by crafting thoughtful messages for employees with the help of ChatGPT.
  • Companies can get professional input from ChatGPT on various questions related to their business.
  • Businesses trying to implement a voice assistant on iPhones and iPads can replace Siri with ChatGPT.
  • You can organize your content with ChatGPT helping with note summarization.   
  • Teachers can use ChatGPT to create content on various topics like modern history.
  • Students can seek guidance when learning new languages.
  • Travelers can use ChatGPT to build itineraries for their home countries and additional countries. 

Analyze how ChatGPT can add value to your business.

Note: ChatGPT can consume plenty of computing resources. It doesn’t always provide precise information. It might provide multiple results for the same query, which can confuse users. Plan to mitigate these risks. 

4. Gather and write business requirements 

At this point, the BA should gather requirements and analyze them. The following are a few examples of requirements:

  • ChatGPT suggests gift ideas for the success of your marketing campaign.
  • The AI bot composes thoughtful messages that can encourage free users to buy your product.
  • ChatGPT conducts large-scale data analysis.
  • You create content using ChatGPT. 

You might also have requirements concerning ease of use relevant to a shortcuts app, e.g.:

  • Users might need easier ways to use the SiriGPT shortcut. You might need to design the home screen accordingly. 
  • The user interface (UI) of the app might need copy icons, etc. 
  • Users might need an intuitive UI so that they can use ChatGPT at their own pace.
  • The app might need to allow pop-ups.

The BA should document requirements. Your app must perform at the same level as similar apps targeting your industry. The architect should define the NFRs. The PM needs to implement a requirements management process. 

5. Decide on a ChatGPT integration approach 

You should use a ChatGPT integration approach that allows for maximum customization. We recommend the following: 

  • You should create a new AI chatbot with the features you want.
  • Integrate ChatGPT into this chatbot.
  • Integrate the new AI chatbot into your iOS app.
  • Carry out any other associated enhancements.

This approach is complex. You need skilled and experienced developers. 

Other approaches for ChatGPT integration

You can use one of the following approaches too. They make the integration project simpler, however, you get limited customization options. These approaches are as follows:

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  • For the 1st approach, you need to just integrate the ChatGPT API into your iOS app. This approach doesn’t need developers. You get no customization options though.
  • The 2nd approach involves the creation of a chatbot using a chatbot development platform like Chatfuel, Landbot, or Tars. You can integrate ChatGPT easily using these platforms. Subsequently, you integrate the new chatbot into your iOS app. This approach involves very limited software development. It’s an easy approach, however, the chatbot development platform might limit your customization options. 

6. Plan the project

The PM should prepare a comprehensive project plan covering various aspects, e.g.: 

  • Development methodologies like agile;
  • Project’s technical environment; 
  • Tasks and dependencies;
  • Milestones, project schedule, and iterations;
  • Managing risks and issues;
  • Managing project communication;
  • Human resource management;
  • Managing project management;
  • Estimation;
  • Cost management. 

7. Hire developers

You should now hire competent people for the following roles: 

  • UI (user interface) designers;
  • iOS developers with Swift skills;
  • AI developers that have experience in Python;
  • Testers;
  • DevOps engineers.

Take the following steps: 

A. Choose a hiring platform

Hiring freelancers might seem like a good idea to many businesses. We don’t recommend this approach for a project to integrate ChatGPT into an iOS app. 

You have a complex project at hand. Since freelancers work part-time on a project, you might get limited contributions from them. 

It takes plenty of effort to manage freelance developers. Freelance platforms don’t offer any project management support.

If freelancers leave your project mid-way, then you need to find replacement developers. Executing complex projects with freelancers can be hard.

Hire full-time developers from a trustworthy software development company like DevTeam.Space. We offer skilled, experienced, and motivated developers. 

Our developers get trained in our world-class development processes. We provide the project management support that you need.

B. Conduct interviews

You chose a hiring platform and posted your job requirements. Interview developers now. You can take advantage of our interview questions:

You should evaluate the relevant expertise of developers. Therefore, ask questions that help you assess their hands-on experience. You can explain your project requirements and ask how developers will approach them. 

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C. Onboard developers

The PM needs to onboard the new team members. This process includes the following:

  • An explanation of the project requirements;
  • Providing the project documents to the new developers;
  • Granting access;
  • Introducing the new team members to the existing team;
  • Describing the project schedule and milestones;
  • Explaining the processes to be followed;
  • Setting up a communications process with the new team members;
  • Establishing accountability. 

8. Code, test, and deploy the enhanced app 

Your software development team should now do the following: 

  • The UI designer should design the UI of the new chatbot and modify the UI design of the existing iOS app. 
  • Developers should code the new AI chatbot.
  • Testers should test the new chatbot.
  • They should integrate the ChatGPT API into the new chatbot.
  • Programmers should create any other new API if needed.
  • They should integrate the new chatbot into the existing iOS app.
  • You need a review of the code.
  • Testers should test the modified app.
  • The DevOps engineer should deploy the enhanced app.  

While the architect should guide the team, the PM should control the project.

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Integrating ChatGPT into the official app of your organization can take considerable time and effort. The project involves cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). Therefore, a project to integrate ChatGPT into your app can be complex. You also need expert AI and iOS developers.

DevTeam.Space developers have the relevant expertise. They have impressive experience in developing AI chatbots. We follow a stringent vetting process to recruit programmers. In addition to having skills, experience, and motivation, our programmers are trained in our AI-powered agile process.

Wondering how DevTeam.Space can help? Fill out the DevTeam.Space product specification form. An experienced account manager will soon reach out to you.

FAQs

1. Can DevTeam.Space help me to integrate ChatGPT into my organization’s official app? 

DevTeam.Space developers have extensive experience in integrating ChatGPT into the official apps of organizations. Our developers have relevant expertise. They have considerable experience with AI technology. Furthermore, you get supportable and maintainable code from us.

2. Do DevTeam.Space developers review code and test sufficiently when developing ChatGPT iPhone apps? 

Our world-class development processes emphasize code review and testing. Our developers review code thoroughly when developing ChatGPT iPhone apps. They test extensively when integrating ChatGPT into iPhone apps. 

3. Can DevTeam.Space help me in managing an iOS ChatGPT app integration project? 

DevTeam.Space provides comprehensive project management support. You get complementary support from a dedicated tech account manager when you hire developers from us. Our account manager will assist you in managing the iOS ChatGPT app integration project.


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