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Building blocks for building Slack bots

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Ben Brown
@benbrown · Co-founder XOXCO
We want to create tools and best practices that will enable a thousand bots to bloom. Botkit takes care of all the nitty gritty details of APIs connections and messaging protocols and gives developers tools mapped to how real people communicate like hearing things and holding conversations. We can't wait to see what kind of bots people create!

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Ben Brown
@benbrown · Co-founder XOXCO
We want to create tools and best practices that will enable a thousand bots to bloom. Botkit takes care of all the nitty gritty details of APIs connections and messaging protocols and gives developers tools mapped to how real people communicate like hearing things and holding conversations. We can't wait to see what kind of bots people create!
Ben Tossell
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Botkit was announced yesterday with The Slack Platform Launch alongside Slack App Directory and The Slack Fund. Looks like a really interesting way @SlackHQ is going. I think this is an awesome step for a company to continue innovating while it grows. We have April Underwood doing a LIVE Chat today who is Head of Platform at Slack :) Reminds me of the sta… See more
Chris McCoy
@chrisamccoy · ED @data4america // ceo @footprint
Any plans to design for, and aim for, a msg platform standard? How does Botkit work as a protocol for Slack, Ryver, Hipchat, etc?
Andrea Hill
@afhill · Founder, Frameplay Consulting LLC
Nice launch timing! Sending to folks now to check out!
Ryan MacCarthy
@ryanmac · Chief Data Scientist, KickFactory
I noticed the "brilliant bots" section of Slack App Directory was sparse. What types of bots are you seeing built with Botkit?