I see a flurry of GPT stores emerging. It’s an interesting, albeit somewhat laughable trend, considering the broader context.
Remember when Sam Altman’s talk sent shockwaves across numerous GPT wrapper app companies? It was a clear demonstration of how quickly the ground can shift in the tech world, particularly in AI. I see a parallel situation unfolding with the current rush to create GPT stores.
With OpenAI planning to launch its own GPT store, it’s not hard to foresee a similar turn of events. The arrival of an official store will likely overshadow these independent efforts, raising questions about their long-term viability. It’s a moment reminiscent of the past, yet it seems lessons haven’t been fully heeded.
So, what’s the point in investing heavily in creating these stores now? A more pragmatic and less risky approach would be to use simple tools like Google Sheets or Airtable Bases. These platforms are sufficient for listing and sharing custom GPTs without the complexity and cost of developing and maintaining standalone apps or websites.
This isn’t to undermine the entrepreneurial spirit but to encourage a more calculated approach in a landscape that’s known for rapid and unpredictable changes. What are your views on this rush to build GPT stores? Is it a strategic move or a short-sighted reaction?
In light of this, I’ve taken a more cautious and practical approach. Instead of building an elaborate, standalone GPT store, I’ve put together a simple, efficient directory using Airtable. It’s a temporary solution that makes sense – a place to list and share Custom GPTs without over-investing in a platform that might soon face tough competition from OpenAI’s official store.
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It’s a straightforward, no-frills way to explore and share Custom GPTs for now.