4 Ways to Leverage Artificial Intelligence in Your No Code Mobile App

Artificial intelligence (AI) generated content is the latest trend taking the tech world by storm. Accessible AI is becoming widely available to the public, making cutting-edge technology, such as natural language generation (NLG) and image recognition, readily available to end users within their mobile-first experience.
Written by
Ariel Gonzalez
Published on
January 25, 2023

If you want to understand how growing businesses can leverage AI to improve their mobile-first experiences, keep reading!

Integrate AI into Your Mobile App

AI can help you unlock a phenomenal user experience that makes your apps stand out from competitors and incentivize users to stay in your app. Here we will dive into four ways you can integrate AI capabilities into your app.


The most common way creators harness the power of AI is through conversational AI. For example, AI-based chatbots can be embedded directly into mobile apps to provide a personalized customer experience. Chatbots receive user queries and respond with helpful information or automated actions.

Adding an AI chatbot within the mobile experience could help answer frequently asked questions or even add a gamified element to your app to make it more engaging.  

Thunkable’s drag and drop app builder offers two options: embedded natural language understanding (NLU) and natural language generation (NLU). Creators can embed OpenAI’s ChatGPT for a global, FAQ-type chat experience. Or, if a tailored experience is needed, you can tap into our voice-activated chat assistant with DialogFlow. This assistant component, powered by Google, allows you to interact with any Alexa or Google home device by voice command on your mobile app.

Voice Recognition Technology

Embedded speech recognition within the app can help users take actions or launch workflows without the need to type or tap. Speech recognition converts human speech into a machine-readable format to trigger other actions. By having this feature in your no code app, you can give users the ability to control their mobile phone or connected devices using verbal commands. This can be as simple as translating speech in real-time to another language or as advanced as turning on a light switch with a speech command.

With Thunkable, you can add text-to-speech (TTS), speech-to-text (STT), and translation functions to your app. With this functionality, you can take the user's voice commands and convert them into actions, such as translating the user’s words, identifying a certain language, and much more! Check out our tutorial to learn how to build a simple translator app with our no code app builder.

Object Recognition

Image recognition is another form of AI that can give your app a competitive edge and fulfill your consumer’s needs. Object recognition enables devices to detect and recognize objects in an image or video. By adding image recognition as a feature in your app, your consumers can automatically classify, identify and process images taken on their devices.

Imagine the possibilities for the transportation, logistics, and commerce sectors. Equipping front-line employees with the ability to snap a photo or scan a barcode would be an easy addition within a mobile app to unlock incredible potential. Instead of manually documenting inventory or status reports, a user could snap a photo and let the AI do the work.

Image recognition feels futuristic, but its application is used every day. It's a great example of readily available AI, especially in Thunkable’s drag and drop app builder, where image recognition can be implemented with just a few blocks. Check out this project if you want to get started with an image recognition app.

Content Generation

AI-generated content has been the buzz recently. Users can now create art with just a text prompt. No longer do Creators need a data science degree to access these capabilities. Introducing AI-generated content into your mobile app can entertain or inspire users to stay on your app longer.

For example, AI Dungeon is a text-based video game that creates unique AI-generated stories. Users can choose their path in the game, and the possibilities for adventure are limitless. With the help of AI, you can drive daily active user (DAU) growth by providing a fresh experience every time someone opens your app.

Integrating AI in Seconds with Thunkable

From using advanced chatbots to AI-generating dynamic content, there is a lot of potential for how Creators can incorporate AI into their mobile app experience.

Thunkable, the best no code app builder, provides a powerful platform for Creators to leverage AI technology and take their no code mobile app development projects to the next level. With Thunkable's extensive list of features and its easy-to-use drag and drop app builder, we provide a seamless way to integrate AI into your mobile app with just one block.

In addition, Thunkable creators can now incorporate image and text generation capabilities with our latest OpenAI ChatGPT feature. Coupling this with our speech and image recognition technology can help you provide your users with a fantastic mobile app experience.

If you want to take your mobile app development to the next level, get started with Thunkable today!

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Written by
Ariel Gonzalez

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