The idea for Toni was born in summer 2016, when we created Toni, the Football Chatbot, as a buddy for football fans during the European Championships. The bot blew up and we kept developing, making Toni a soccer buddy for fans year round. In March 2017, Team Toni was accepted to Europe’s first chatbot accelerator ELEVATE. Ever since then, Team Toni is working on Toni.ai – the next step in the story of Toni – with the vision of redefining fan engagement.
In August 2017 Toni powered by LAOLA1 was launched – a new and improved version of our football (soccer) chatbot. With this version we continued raising the bar for conversational interfaces in sports and messenger marketing in the area of football.
At the moment, we are working with the Hype Sports Innovation SpinLab Italy to continuously improve our product and business. Being part of the Hype network means being part of an international network of enterprises transforming the way we experience and follow sports.
What’s next? Stay tuned – next big thing coming soon.