Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

What's the best/easiest way to build bots for Slack?

Messenger bots are super-easy to make these days, but I find making them for Slack really hard :/ cc: @bentossell
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    ChatBot

    Build your chatbot without coding

    Daria Zwierz
    Daria Zwierz10Online Community Enthusiast · Written
    Try the ChatBot platform. It integrates with Slack allowing you to build bots even if you don't know how to code.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    This platform is really efficient.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Create bots for business teams easily.
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    Botkit

    Building blocks for building Slack bots

    Have you looked at Botkit yet? It gives you everything you need, aside from hosting, to build your own bots for Slack, and it's free and open source.
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    Botkit is pretty awesome too +1
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    api.ai

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

    Also recommend this, it's what I started using before building facebook bots
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    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9Keeping remote teams in sync @ Yac.Chat · Written
    Owned by Google now, and has one click integration to Slack
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    LukMat
    LukMatChatbot maker · Written
    + support for many languages
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  4. 2
    Motion AI

    Easily build chatbots to do anything, on any platform!

    Super easy to create bots across a variety of channels, including Slack.
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    BotEngine

    Your personal chatbot factory

    Daria Zwierz
    Daria Zwierz10Online Community Enthusiast · Written
    The tool comes with a seamless integration with Slack so that creating your bot is a piece o cake.
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    Landbot - Lead Chatbot

    Website based Chatbot builder => get more Lead

    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Landbot is the no-coding, fully customizable chatbot that lives on your website and talks to your visitors.
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    • I truly believe in the direction landbot is heading, enabling makers to utilise a bot without having to chose a platform is powerful. Using Landbot as a landing page will increase conversion as users will be guided by the bot through the customer journey. I am working on a product build with landbot, i cant wait to share it with the product hunt community soon. #Landbot1.0

    • Williams
      WilliamsEMEA Customer Success, InVision

      Brilliant product, excited to see where it goes. Fun to use if you enjoy trying to create engaging and human conversational flows. *nerd alert*

      Two things I don't love: 1. Needs work for our mobile visitors. Looks zoomed out and far from optimal for a mobile visitor, a bad experience on this is worse than no experience at all, so a bit of a showstopper for me at the moment, for risk of providing a bad experience (no way of tracking or following this experience to check it's going smooth for mobile visitors, so a tiny risk to go live with if have lots of visitors on mobile)

      Secondly, at the end of every flow on the freemium a "share this Landbot" button appears alongside a CTA to create their own. Obviously, I get it, it's a free product, do what you want. If I want to remove that, I can pay to do so. Just my personal opinion, and more feedback than a request, is that I think it's a bad time to "Hijack" MY visitors attention to market YOUR product at what is often for these forms, the critical moment, the end. They're at a decision crossroads. We've just exchanged information, i've taken them on this journey, and then BAM, you come and sweep them off their feet and they forget all the sweet nothings they and i whispered to each other.

      My only point is, IF others have this gripe too, they might leave and not give the product a chance to become part of their paid stack, instead of upgrading straight away to remove this barrier to them. If this barrier didn't exist, (your branding is still on the page top right anyway), they may implement, become an active user, and give you plenty of time to convert them to a paid plan as you continue to execute and improve the product from now on out.

      Keep up the great work.

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    Botsociety

    The fastest way to create a bot experience preview

    Ricky Fung
    Ricky FungFounder, Tika · Written
    i used botsociety for some initial mocks to show users in the early stages. doesn't have the full functionality of slack but served its purpose.
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    • Danny Gold
      Danny GoldCofounder vspr.ai

      I was going to build this if it didn't exist. Our app's primary interface is a Slack bot. We need a way to rapidly prototype interactions and test them with users so we can tweak before implementing. Exactly what I was looking for.

    • Sneaky marketing. Instagram shows picture of book and then Download. Email then say: “Dear reader, We are thrilled to welcome you to the early access of our Conversation Design Guide. We will send you the first chapter as soon as it's ready - sometime around the first week of March. You will get both a PDF and a Google Doc version, where you and the rest of the community will leave us comments, feedback, and contributions. We can't wait to show you the first chapter! In the meantime, if you did not check it out already, you should sign up for Botsociety. It's a conversation design tool - think of it like Adobe for chatbots and voice. Creatives worldwide already designed more than 2 million messages on Botsociety. I can't wait to you see there as well! You can sign up for free here: botsociety.io In the meanwhile, thanks for your interest! If you have any question, just reply to this email. Vittorio & the Botsociety team”