John Van Duyn

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A Guide to Building Bots for Discord

September 17, 2019

Gamers love talking shop on Discord. Launched initially as an alternative to big-name, catch-all communication apps like Skype, its primary audience consists of video game enthusiasts. It also happens to be a place where chatbots abound. Let’s take a closer look at Discord. We’ll consider why you might want to build a chatbot for the […]

Bots for Business

Building Bots with Chatfuel

September 10, 2019

Chatfuel is a graphical platform for building Facebook Messenger chatbots. If you’re not a developer but still want to build a chatbot, Chatfuel’s easy-to-use bot-building tools might be the answer. With basic NLP capabilities and a variety of useful plugins, Chatfuel is a feature-rich option for many organizations.

Bot Development

Building Bots with Landbot

September 3, 2019

Designed to power conversational brand experiences, Landbot helps businesses generate leads and provide better service using chatbots. Landbot tools are easy for anyone to use. Through a simple GUI, you can build customer-facing chatbots that qualify leads, collect feedback, or assist in your sales process.

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Popular Bots to Follow on Twitter in 2019

June 12, 2019

Twitter's easy-access API allows even beginner programmers to create bots in pretty much any modern coding language. Check out our top most popular bots on Twitter that can that can autonomously tweet, retweet, reply, and even Direct Message.

Chatbot News

6 Chatbot Communities to Join in 2019

June 7, 2019

Bots are a hot topic right now. There are many growing communities where you can share your chatbots, discover new chatbots, learn how to use new tools, compare frameworks, and keep up with discoveries. We've put together a list of our six favorites for bot developers and bot enthusiasts alike to explore.

Chatbot News

Facebook Messenger Bots 101

May 7, 2019

Facebook Messenger offers a diverse suite of tools for bot developers and integrates with many popular bot frameworks. Explore different use cases and learn what it’s like to use Messenger’s built-in tools, deploy a bot to Messenger from your favorite framework, and see how to get the most from your bot.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Chatbots in Messaging Apps

April 30, 2019

Which messaging app is the best home for your chatbot? This guide covers the features, benefits, and drawbacks of developing bots for the world’s most popular messaging apps. Explore chatbot use cases and user demographics for every app, while learning which frameworks provide the best support and integration.

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Understanding the Future of Chatbot Development through Cognitive Computing

April 23, 2019

Cognitive computing is emerging as a primary technological mode, and chatbots are its main staging ground. The future of chatbot development involves a combination of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis—all powered by a conversational, engaging front-end chatbot experience.

Bot Development

Building Bots with Amazon Lex

April 16, 2019

Amazon Lex is a flexible chatbot framework with NLU and machine learning capabilities. With Amazon Lex, you can build everything from simple bots for messaging apps to complex bots for enterprise environments. Explore the integrations, SDKs, and unique AWS services available when you build your bot with Amazon Lex.

Bot Development

Why Conversational Commerce is the Future of E-Commerce

April 9, 2019

Conversation is the future of e-commerce. Increasingly, consumers are researching products, asking questions, comparison shopping, and placing orders through chatbots rather than through e-commerce websites. Learn how conversational commerce can make shopping more engaging for users, while also helping increase sales.

Bots for Business

Gathering More and Better Data with Survey Bots

April 2, 2019

If you’re looking to improve survey response rates and collect higher quality customer data, survey bots are valuable tools. By engaging customers in conversations, a chatbot survey can help you gather better information and make better business decisions. Consider these dos and don’ts before you build a survey bot.

Bots for Business

Your Guide to Bot-Building Frameworks

March 21, 2019

With all the bot-building frameworks to choose from, how do you know where to start? From NLU features to platform connectors to APIs, there’s a lot to consider. Find out what all the major frameworks have to offer, so you can choose a chatbot framework that fits your objectives.

Bot Development
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