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Quora's Poe Launches 'Previews' to Create and Share Interactive Apps

A modern digital interface showcasing Quora's Poe platform with AI-powered chatbots. The scene highlights the new Previews feature, allowing users to create and share interactive web apps. Visual elements include data visualizations, game interfaces, and coding screens with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The background features chatbots like Anthropic's Claude, OpenAI’s GPT-4o, and Meta’s Llama 3, emphasizing the platform's versatility and functionality

Quora's Poe Launches 'Previews' to Create and Share Interactive Apps

Quora’s Poe, a subscription-based platform integrating AI-powered chatbots like Anthropic’s Claude and OpenAI’s GPT-4o, has launched a new feature called Previews. This feature allows users to create interactive web apps directly through chatbot conversations.

Building Interactive Apps

With Previews, Poe users can build various interactive applications such as data visualizations, games, and even drum machines. Users can initiate app creation by typing commands like “Analyze the information in this report and turn it into a digestible and interactive presentation to help me understand it.” The apps can leverage multiple chatbots, such as Meta’s Llama 3 and GPT-4o, and incorporate data from uploaded files, including videos. These apps can be easily shared via a link.

Comparing Previews to Anthropic’s Artifacts

Previews is similar to Anthropic’s Artifacts, which provides dedicated workspaces for editing AI-generated content like code and documents. However, while Artifacts is restricted to Anthropic’s models, Previews supports HTML output with CSS and JavaScript functionality from any chatbot. Quora plans to expand these capabilities further.

Quora emphasizes that Previews is most effective with chatbots that excel at programming, including Claude 3.5 Sonnet, GPT-4o, and Google’s Gemini 1.5 Pro.

Premium Access and Functionality

Access to Previews requires Poe’s premium plan, which costs $20 per month. Although I couldn’t test creating an app with Previews, several demos available online—created by the Poe team—demonstrate its functionality as advertised.

Recent Controversies

Previews' launch comes amidst some controversy. A Wired investigation last month revealed that Poe allowed users to download paywalled articles from various news publications. Wired reported obtaining stories from The New York Times and The Atlantic via Quora’s in-house Assistant chatbot. Quora has disputed these claims and maintains that it has not acted improperly.