The ChatGPT app offers seamless synchronization of search history across devices, ensuring accessibility to previous web searches. It also integrates with Whisper, OpenAI's speech recognition system, enabling users to utilize voice input.
Subscribers of ChatGPT Plus can access the advanced capabilities of GPT-4 through the app, along with early access to new features and faster response times. Introduced in February, the subscription service is priced at $20 per month and provides enhanced features and uninterrupted access to ChatGPT, even during peak usage.
While the initial rollout of the app is limited to the United States, OpenAI plans to expand its availability to other countries in the coming weeks. The company also hints at the development of an Android version of the app.
A notable advantage of OpenAI's mobile app is its ad-free experience, which distinguishes it from search apps with integrated AI. OpenAI subtly acknowledges this advantage, emphasizing that users can obtain instant answers "without sifting through ads or multiple results." This distinction also indirectly references OpenAI's partnership with Bing, where ads have been introduced in the AI-powered Bing Chat.
The ChatGPT app's release closely follows Google's unveiling of Bard, its own AI chatbot, during the Google I/O developer conference. Both releases reflect the increasing consumer demand for AI and chatbot functionalities on mobile devices. Data from app store intelligence provider data.ai reveals that the top 10 mobile AI apps had already generated over $14 million in consumer spending as of late March this year. Furthermore, there has been an 11% increase in average daily consumer spending compared to February.
By expanding ChatGPT's accessibility through the iOS app, OpenAI aims to provide users with a reliable and user-friendly platform for engaging with the AI chatbot, empowering them to effortlessly seek information and connect with AI-powered assistance on their mobile devices.