Kesava Mandiga
Kesava MandigaCurious cat. Writer. Explorer.

What is the best framework/service to create a bot?

I worked with Microsoft's Bot Framework for the first time today, and setting up a QnA bot was a very quick process. Loved it, especially compared to previous experiences with Bottr.me and such. Have you created a bot for yourself (or a friend or a business) earlier? Would love to know more about the frameworks / systems / services used.
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    Motion AI

    Easily build chatbots to do anything, on any platform!

    I created a couple of test bots with Motion AI and it was super easy to use.
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    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at SoFriendly.com · Written
    This is super user friendly. Not as many integrations or as good of an API as some others but definitely stupid friendly.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    It enables businesses to better engage, convert, close and delight their customers across every channel.
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    Tars

    Make Chatbots to replace your regular old webforms

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com) · Written
    Vinit Agrawal made this product
    OK, i am just a tiny bit biased. You know being the founder of this and have been working on this one thing for the past 2 years and all. But i think it's pretty good product to try out. Super simple to make bots, and all you need to know about "computer programming" is the spelling of those two words. You know that? Great, then go ahead make some Bots and deploy it on the "World Wide Web" and "Facebook-Messenger app" with two separate button clicks.
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    Chatfuel for Messenger

    The intuitive bot builder with AI navigation

    Ben Tossell
    Ben Tossell29Services for startups · Written
    I built about 10 using this, don't know a single line of code and this was so easy to learn and set up. Mic drop.
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    Alexandre Mouriec
    Alexandre MouriecCS @ IUT Lannion | Side-projects Lover · Written
    I built 2 chatbots with Chatfuel. It's a powerful platform for building bots, I highly recommend it 🙏
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    • Greetings,

      I will be more that happy to rate the chatfuel like very good and usefull service.

      But, I've no any ideas how I can and more customers from all the world can contact with support of chatfuel for resolve issues with Zapier services.

      Dear chatfuel team HEAR your customers. We NEED YOUR HELP!

      CHATFUEL DOESN'T WORK WITH ZAPIER RIGHT NOW since 5 of augusxt.

    • Osoba Osaze
      Osoba OsazeGo-To-Market Lead, Zoto

      It's been a really good experience with the platform. Unfortunately, support can be a little slow to reach

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    api.ai

    Build your own Siri. Speech interface for apps and devices.

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at SoFriendly.com · Written
    Really powerful, very easy to use, and tons of integrations with things such as Slack or Alexa
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    It was acquired by Google and now it's https://dialogflow.com/
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  5. 6
    BotEngine

    Your personal chatbot factory

    Simple, user friendly interface. Building scenarios is easy and Facebook deployment is possible with one click. https://docs.botengine.ai/integr...
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    Collect.chat - Chatbot for websites

    An interactive chatbot widget for your website

    Shyjal
    ShyjalFounder, Collect.chat · Written
    Shyjal made this product
    Simple clean interface. Easy to build and deploy. Best for collecting leads, feedbacks, orders or any data on a website.
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    • Jordan Clifton
      Jordan CliftonProduct Lover

      I am very excited to see what this company develops in the future, I just wish they had a chat integration with freshdesk as well as trial access to the logical rules and other features.

    • Moulik Jain
      Moulik JainCEO, DesignPitchDeck & 3MindsDigital

      I am using collect chat premium version for around 6 month. Really happy with tool.

      I just feel UX need to improve before it reach to mass audience.

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    ChatBot

    Build your chatbot without coding

    Daria Zwierz
    Daria Zwierz6Online Community Enthusiast · Written
    Check out the ChatBot framework. It’s a solid solution that allows building bots on various platforms. It integrates with LiveChat, Slack and Facebook Messenger, comes with a free Chat Wiget and a robust API. It's a tool suitable both for non-programmers and developers.
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    Engati chatbot platform

    Build your personalized bot in minutes

    Ashish Jain
    Ashish JainDigital Marketer @ Coviam Technologies · Written
    Ashish Jain made this product
    I recommend Engati (www.engati.com/?utm_source=produ...) which is a Machine Learning (ML) driven chatbot platform to assist you in creating your own personalized bot on multiple platforms like Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram, Line, Viber. It just takes 5 minutes to create your account, and add interactive ML-based chat for different messaging platforms. After this, you can enjoy the analytics and relax! Their features include: -Detailed analytics of users’ interactions -Bot training - Web widget integration -Multi-platform support (Messenger, Slack, Skype, Kik, Telegram, Line, Viber) -Customise bot responses - Conversation flow definition and many more
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    • Deepak Nachnani
      Deepak NachnaniCEO, Coviam Technologies

      very fast grower and good interface - flexbility of setup and workflow, multi bots and analytics has improved a lot...very good viable choice to other bot platforms

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    BotStar V2 - Chatbot Platform

    Design, develop and train chatbots. Visually!

    Bogomil Shopov -Bogo
    Bogomil Shopov -BogoProducts. Experiences. Data. Privacy. · Written
    That's best if you ask me. There is a graphical way to create a chatbot and to integrate it with almost any API.
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    • I've tried a TON of chatbot tools, and this is by far the easiest I've used to both create chat flows and to actually get the bot working on FB. I got an admittedly basic 3-question bot on my band's FB page in no more than 10 minutes, and have spent several more hours adding modules with audio clips, photos, and links. VERY promising product, I'm going to keep using and update my review here as I get deeper. Nice so far.

  10. 1
    Botpress

    The WordPress of Bots

    If you are a developer and want to control everything about the bot, give Botpress a try.
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    ManyChat for Facebook Messenger

    Create a Messenger bot to engage your audience. No coding!

    Tamas Ratkai
    Tamas RatkaiHOM at FleetYou · Written
    ManyChat is far the easiest way to build a bot if you would like to create it on Messenger.
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    • Alison T - sci
      Alison T - scicommunity manager

      I tried to deactivate ManyChat and although it says it's not on my business pages, my customers are STILL receiving messages. After contacting customer service and their messenger "bot" I still can't get anyone to write me back to help. I tried reaching out to the co-founder, so hopefully he can help. I'm very surprised I'm not seeing more posts of more unhappy customers.

  12. Azzen Abidi
    Azzen AbidiJunior Content Marketer · Written
    my first introduction to chatbots was through Smartly. A great UI/UX, minimal and powerful features and zero code. The best thing about it though is that you see your bot in action deployed instantly and you have the capability to train it again through a sleek intuitive UI. Overall, it took me less 5 minutes to setup one. Also, if you have a thing for voice ai powered bots too, this is your go to tool. The only downside it might be pricey if you wanna scale.
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    HubSpot Conversations

    Live chat, bots & team email -- free.

    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    It empowers you and lets you automate and scale the chat conversations on your website.
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    • Tarek Pertew
      Tarek Pertew🐦⚽ | Co-founder of Uncubed

      Hubspot is our CRM and it's been extremely useful. I'm very excited that they now have a customer chatbot to plug right into our CRM. I think this genuinely is going to help with our sales efforts.

    • Carly Farlow
      Carly FarlowInbound Marketing Specialist

      The chat must begin with text, then the bot automatically begins with message. So I set up to say 'hello' from the chat, then bot asks the first question. But for a free chat, this is legit and I'm excited to see the leads come in!