Barbara Ondrisek
May 4, 2016 · 5 min read
Mica, The Hipster Cat
Hipster Heat Map of Vienna


Facebook just recently announced at their F8 conference that they finally opened their messenger API for bots and the first bots started to be approved by Facebook. Only a few days later Hi Poncho, a Facebook weather bot, raised 2M of funding.

Mica was (re)born

Mica, my cat and employee #1 of LIKE A HIPSTER, was already our Head of Communications (HoC) for LIKE A HIPSTER, so we decided to keep her at the communication front and use her as the “front man” of your company.


Launch day

After the Facebook app was finally approved as one of the first bots globally (!) we decided yesterday midday to launch it on Product Hunt although we thought it might already be already a little bit too late that day.

Mica, the Hipster Cat Logo

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers!

At the end of the day we’ve got 125 up-votes on Product Hunt and became #1 in categories Facebook and Travel (#2 in Robots and Messaging)! That was pretty amazing!

#1 on Product Hunt

What’s next?

I’m currently working on a Telegram bot to cover its users too — they recently announced to serve 100M monthly active users.

Barbara Ondrisek

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Senior Software Engineer, Public Speaker, Founder of Women And Code

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