How to Build an AI-Powered Prompt App in 5 Mins

JD Prater

October 3, 2023

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"Have you ever wondered how much time and effort you could save if a simple prompt could automate complex tasks for your business?" 

I certainly have. Just last week, I was buried in spreadsheets, manually cleaning up data for an important project. The hours ticked by, and no matter how much coffee I consumed, the end seemed nowhere in sight. I remember thinking, 'There has to be a better way.'

And guess what? There is.

Picture this: using advanced large language models (LLM) as your secret weapon to generate dynamic content to cleaning data to streamlining customer interactions. Well, brace yourself, because Graft’s prompt app is here.

In a world where speed and agility dictate the market leaders, traditional methods are falling short. They're not just cumbersome but often involve a jigsaw puzzle of tools that, let's be honest, rarely fit together seamlessly.

The result? Lost time, increased costs, and a compromised competitive edge.

Now, what if I told you there's a way to leapfrog these challenges and build a prompt app—leveraging LLMs—in under 5 minutes and no code? A solution powered by cutting-edge AI, designed to carry out repetitive tasks with a level of finesse and accuracy that was previously unimaginable.

In this post, I'll walk through how Graft’s Modern AI Platform allows you to quickly experiment and build a LLM prompt app that will improve your workflows. So, if you're ready to swap inefficiency for innovation, let's dive right in.

Customizing Product Descriptions as a Case Study for the Power of Prompt Solutions

Ah, customization—the buzzword that every business loves and yet grapples with. In an age where one-size-fits-all is a concept best left in the past, customization is the new frontier. And it's not just about monogrammed towels or personalized phone covers; it extends to the very core of business operations, including content creation.

Now, let's talk about product descriptions. You might wonder, "Why focus on something as specific as product descriptions?" 

Well, consider it a litmus test for the broader challenges that businesses face every day. If you can swiftly customize something as intricate and customer-facing as product descriptions, what can't you do? The possibilities are not just exciting; they're transformative.

Here's where it gets real. Customizing product descriptions for various audiences is not just a 'good-to-have'; it's almost a 'must-have' for today's hyper-competitive retail and marketplaces

And yet, the path to achieving this is often paved with roadblocks—inefficient tools, complex workflows, and yes, the ever-dreaded manual errors.

graft's prompt app with LLMs
Using LLMs to handle tasks

A new workflow unlocked with LLMs and prompts

Now imagine a world where a simple prompt could tackle this challenge for you. A world where you're not bound by the limitations of piecing together systems or specialized expertise. You're free to focus on strategy, on scaling, on innovation.

This is not mere aspiration; this is achievable. The key? Prompt apps that are designed to be your virtual Swiss Army knife in tackling daunting tasks with simplicity and precision.

So, how do you go from aspiration to actualization? How do you unlock this world of AI-driven possibilities?

Let’s walk through the limitations of traditional tools and then pivot to Graft’s solution that promises not just efficiency but a complete overhaul in how you approach business tasks.

The Old Way: Traditional Tools and Their Limitations

To truly appreciate the magic of AI-powered prompt apps, let's take a step back and explore the labyrinthine world of traditional tools and methods. Trust me, it's a journey worth taking, if only to realize what you're leaving behind.

So You Want to Build a Prompt App?

In the video, Adam illuminates the complexity of what seems like a straightforward task—customizing product descriptions using LLMs. 

Contrary to popular belief, this isn't just a simple case of tweaking a Content Management System (CMS). No, my friends, it's much more convoluted than that. Let's break down what you'd actually need if you were to venture on this path without Graft:

  1. Tools and Services Galore

First off, you'd need to acquire and configure a staggering array of tools and services. We're talking about data analytics software for audience insights, machine learning algorithms for customer behavior predictions, API management services, and the list goes on. Adam estimates you'd need at least a dozen different components.

  1. The Glue Code Conundrum

Once you've amassed this toolkit, prepare to roll up your sleeves and get coding. You'll need to write a significant amount of glue code to manage dependencies and integrate these various tools into a cohesive system. It's like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, but every piece is from a different box.

  1. Ongoing Maintenance: The Never-Ending Story

And don't forget about the ongoing maintenance. With so many moving parts, you'll be on the hook for keeping this Rube Goldberg machine running smoothly, adding another layer of complexity to your already busy schedule.

Rube Goldberg machine
Rube Goldberg machine image source
  1. Performance, Security, and Reliability: TheTrifecta

But wait, there's more! Your system also needs to be performant, secure, and reliable, especially if it's connected to your customer-facing website. That's a tall order for any team.

  1. The UI Challenge

Want your employees or users to interact with your system without diving into code? Then you'll need to build a user interface for exploration and adjustments. Yet another item on your endless to-do list.

  1. API Development

Planning to rewrite product descriptions dynamically? You'll have to develop an API that can take a product description and return a rewritten version. Simple to say, challenging to execute.

  1. Data and Infrastructure Setup

Before even starting this grand endeavor, you'd have to set up vector databases, test embedding strategies, build high-performing compute infrastructure, and potentially even provision GPUs from a cloud vendor.

  1. Periodic Updates and Scheduling

Lastly, if you want your system to update product descriptions automatically, you'll need to set up periodic updates and scheduling mechanisms.

So, before you even think of embarking on this Herculean task, take a moment to consider the monumental effort required. Or, you could sidestep this intricate maze entirely and take the Graft route. But more on that later.

The Hidden Costs: More Than Just Dollars and Cents

Let's talk numbers. Configuring these myriad tools isn't just time-consuming; it requires a level of expertise that comes at a premium. Imagine dedicating months, if not quarters, to just setting up the system. Then comes the ongoing maintenance—a relentless cycle of updates, patches, and troubleshooting. And you're on the hook for all of it.

The Financial Drain

But costs aren't just measured in time and stress. Each integrated tool carries a steep price tag. Demos and POCs, software licenses, subscription fees, and premium features can add up quickly, turning what seemed like small line-item cost into a significant drain on your budget.

The Fragmentation Fiasco: When Every Team Does its Own Thing

In such a setup, it's not uncommon for different departments within a company to adopt their own pet tools. Customer service might be using chat GPTs, while marketing swears by another platform for content generation. The result? A fragmented ecosystem that doesn't just kill efficiency; it makes collaboration feel like navigating a minefield.

If this is starting to sound like your worst nightmare, take heart. There's a more efficient, cost-effective, and collaborative way to get things done.

How to Build Your Prompt App with Graft

Certainly, for those who are itching to get their hands dirty and experience the Graft magic firsthand, a step-by-step guide is in order. Graft makes it easy for anyone to build powerful AI solutions in just a few minutes.

Below is a simplified, actionable guide to creating a prompt app on your data with Graft. Trust me, it's as easy as it sounds.

Step 1: Connect your data source to Graft

  • Log in to your Graft account.
  • Navigate to the section where you can link external data.
  • Upload or connect your product catalog.

Step 2: Select your app type

  • From the Graft dashboard, look for the option to create a new app.
  • Select the type of app you want to build—in this example, Ask Questions app.

Step 3: Choose the field that you’d like to modify

  • Once the app type is chosen, you'll be directed to choose the data field you wish to modify.
  • For product descriptions, simply locate and select that field from your uploaded catalog.

Step 4: Tell the app what you want it to do

  • Based on the selected field, this is where you tell the prompt app what to do.
  • Ex. specify the target audience, the type of language to use, or any other customization you need.

Step 5: Review and approve

  • Graft will generate a preview of the new product descriptions. Review these and make any necessary adjustments to your prompt.
  • Choose whether you want to sync data across your entire catalog or only selected items.

Step 6: Deploy to production (optional)

  • Once you're satisfied, you can interact with it directly within the Graft UI.
  • Graft also provides APIs that you can integrate directly into your website or backend systems.
  • Follow the API documentation to implement this into your customer-facing platforms.

Step 7: Schedule for future updates (optional)

  • Graft allows you to schedule periodic updates if you wish new products to automatically receive the same customization.

And that's it! In less than 5 minutes you can have a custom product description generator integrated directly into your online store. You've just built a tool that will continue to add value to your business, day in and day out.

The Graft Advantage: From Complexity to Simplicity

Thankfully, there is a solution that leaves behind this fragmented and complex status quo. Introducing Graft - a Modern AI Platform for AI-powered app development.

1. A Collaborative Approach

Graft's app framework brings everyone onto the same platform. From marketing and sales to customer support and product management, imagine a world where disjointed solutions are a thing of the past.

2. Zero to Prompt App: No Hassle, All Function

Remember the complex requirements we talked about? Adam demonstrated how Graft makes all that irrelevant. No vector databases to set up, no cloud vendors to negotiate with—just your data source(s) and a use case. That's it.

3. Experiment, Build, and Deploy: Easier Than You Think

With Graft, you can experiment with different LLMs and build a production-ready prompt app in under 5 minutes. You choose your app type, select the data fields, and you're good to go. But it doesn't stop at building; Graft offers easy deployment options that keep your app updated and integrated with your customer-facing platforms.

4. The Untapped Potential: Beyond Descriptions

Think bigger than just customizing product descriptions. Graft’s prompt app can automate and optimize a variety of complex tasks, from data cleanup to summarizing documents to content localization. Your business isn't just improving; it's evolving.

The Bottom Line

Graft offers a seamless blend of simplicity, functionality, and scalability. With Graft, you're not just adopting a tool; you're embracing a new, more efficient way of doing business.

So, are you ready to leave behind the cumbersome and costly methods of the past and step into a future of endless possibilities? Because that future is just a click away.

From Zero to Hero: The Real-World Impact of a Simple Prompt

Think about the doors you've just opened. Today, you've learned how to customize product descriptions. But this is just the starting point. The same process can be applied to analyzing customer service responses, cleaning rows of data at scale, or even fine-tuning your marketing campaigns.

Ready for the Next Step?

Whether you're a startup innovator or a seasoned enterprise executive, the Graft is your ticket to a smarter, more efficient, and more secure business.

So, are you ready to take the plunge? Your path to a more efficient, innovative, and adaptable business is just a few clicks away with Graft. 

Click here to get started with your prompt app.

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Last Updated

November 29, 2023

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JD Prater

Head of Marketing

JD writes about his experience using and building AI solutions. Outside of work, you'll find him spending time with his family, cycling the backroads of the Santa Cruz mountains, and surfing the local sandbars. Say hi on LinkedIn.

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