WhimsyWorks, a prominent company based in New York, has recently unveiled MetaGPT, a revolutionary application that enables users to create websites, apps, and more using only text-based prompts. This innovative tool draws inspiration from the concept of no-code website builders found across the internet, but with a unique twist—it harnesses the power of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s widely acclaimed conversational AI model.
Leveraging the popularity of ChatGPT, renowned for its ability to generate poems, essays, and even code snippets for programmers, OpenAI introduced GPT-4, a significantly enhanced iteration of the AI model powering ChatGPT. During the launch of GPT-4, OpenAI showcased the potential of AI in constructing apps and websites based on text prompts, although the official release of these services is still forthcoming. However, seizing the opportunity, WhimsyWorks has taken the initiative to create a user-friendly tool, MetaGPT, that empowers individuals to embark on this text-driven app and website building journey.
MetaGPT from WhimsyWorks opens up a world of possibilities, enabling users to express their ideas and visions through simple textual interactions. With MetaGPT, users can provide prompts in natural language, and the AI-powered system will generate corresponding code and design elements to shape their desired websites or applications.
This breakthrough development marks a significant step forward in the realm of AI-assisted creation, empowering individuals without extensive coding knowledge to bring their digital ideas to life. While the official release of OpenAI’s GPT-4 services is eagerly awaited, WhimsyWorks has taken the lead by providing an accessible tool that exemplifies the potential of AI-driven text-based app and website development.
How does MetaGPT work?
Working with MetaGPT is like working with a web designer, except that instead of talking to a human being, you are simply chatting with an AI. The ghosting you may have experienced with a web designer is nowhere to be seen with MetaGPT since it immediately returns results for what you prompted it to make.
This is a major improvement over the no-code websites that have popped up in the past few years since it also takes away the need to sit and put down the pieces of your website together, one by one.
With MetaGPT, you just need to key in the requirements in a specific format, and the results are almost instantaneously generated. The service also gives the user opportunities to improve the results by adding new prompts in successive iterations, leading to a product that one is happy with and even works to satisfaction.
According to its website, MetaGPT has already been used to create more than 11,000 web-based apps so far, including dashboards, a queue management system for a clinic, and a Tinder clone.
MetaGPT lets users create one web-based app with four iterative changes for free but unlimited apps when they subscribe to the service for a monthly fee.
Shortly after launching GPT-4, OpenAI also released ChatGPT plugins, a move that was expected to cause an explosion in the number of plugins developed to extract maximum function out of ChatGPT. However, the company has been cautious with the rollout of GPT-4, and the plugins market has yet to take off.
Services like MetaGPT and AutoGPT are addressing the needs of users, but there is a goldmine of applications that OpenAI could build upon to stay ahead of the competition that is slowly catching up.