ChatGPT opens its app store to try to copy Apple’s model | Technology

Op‌enAI has finally opened its user-created ChatGPT app store. The company behind the most famous chatbot announced this “ChatGPT Store” in November, which arrived this week after a few months of delay. Since this Wednesday, its users have the possibility of using applications intended for specific purposes. At the moment the store is only open ChatGPT Subscribers.

The model is similar to the Apple and Android app stores. It seeks to create its own ecosystem that allows this model to be a platform on which to build applications that become essential for millions of users, as has happened on mobile phones with Instagram, Uber, TikTok or even others. apps. OpenAI claims that more than 3 million bots or applications have already been created. The store also offers agents generated by the platform itself.

The company led by Sam Altman will also share part of the revenue with the creators of the most used applications. However, he has not yet given details on how he will distribute the revenue percentages. You will also have more exhaustive control so that the apps Comply with company policies.

Screenshot of the applications offered by the company in the ChatGPT Store.

In stores, the company today recommends, for example, an application created by AllTrails on hiking. The search process is similar to the original AppTrails app itself, but asking ChatGPT questions so that it finds a suitable route. Other applications similar to the most common uses of ChatGPT also stand out: Code Tutor, for programming with an assistant; Consensus, to search for academic articles, or Books, to request recommendations on books and literature.

The store also offers applications in different sections on illustrations, logos, similar images, to help write in natural language or code, and to perform mathematical operations. In many cases the solutions are similar to those that version 4 of ChatGPT could offer, with the advantage of being dedicated to a more specific domain. The danger of hallucinations or deviations is always present.

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