Even tech experts are of the thought that 2017 would be the year of chatbots. If what they assume is true to an extent, we would be in touch with some of the most human-like advanced chatbots in 2017. We already have met two giant chatbots- Microsoft’s ‘Tay’ and Facebook’s unnamed chatbot that soon can be a reality. (top 10 best chatbot building platforms)
10 Best Chatbot Building Platforms
Using chatbots for serving customers better is now a norm that most startups and budding businesses are looking at. These chatbots seem to be the finest combination of artificial intelligence and their ability to converse in natural language.
And, the best part is that you needn’t to allocate hefty budget to develop a chatbot. Even if you’ve a basic coding skills (yeah, basic), there are many platforms available that can help you in developing one. We are listing here top 10 best chatbot building platforms for your reference:
1. Microsoft’s ‘Bot Platform’:
As name implies Microsoft’s Bot Platform is the most used platform used by developers to build, test and publish their own bots, using frameworks like Express and Restify. To recall, Microsoft announced Bot builder in March for Node.js, a framework for building bots. The platform offers both freeform interactions and more guided ones where users can explicitly see the possibilities.
Next Chatbot Building Platform in our list is Rebot.me. It’s a simple to use bot creation service which lets you create, teach, test and then deploy chatbots to your website. It doesn’t require any coding skill though. The Rebot.me lets you set up and customize your chatbot to answer a set of predefine questions.
The Imperson chatbot was created for developing, deploying and managing chatbots via Facebook Messenger, Skype, Kik, Slack, Twitter, Amazon Echo and SMS. Imperson was specialized in creating innovative chatbots and was the same firm that launched Miss Piggy and Doc Brown chatbots for Facebook Messenger.
Pandorabots is the Next chatbot in our list of top 10 chatbot building platforms. It’s an online chatbot creating service that helps websites and developers build, host and deploy chatbots. The online service has almost over 225,000 registered developers who built together nearly 300,000 chatbots so far. The service uses AIML [Artificial Intelligence Markup Language] which is an open standard for writing chatbots.
ChatScript is an open source chatbot framework used for building and deploying chatbots. It was launched back in 2011 and known as a next generation chatbot engine. ChatScript awarded Loebner Prize for being the most human-like examples of artificial intelligence four times.
POP enables developers to create and launch a Facebook Messenger bot in a few easy steps. Its subscription starts at $29 per month. The service boasts of its impressive client list that includes Armada Music Groups, Armin van Buuren, BMG and others.
7. Facebook’s ‘Bots for Messenger’
Facebook launched its chatbot development tool at its F8 developer conference in April. Called ‘Bots for Messenger’, it was a tool which allows developers and businesses to build chatbots for its Messenger platform. Using the platform, developers build bots and submit them to Facebook for review. If Facebook approves the bot, it gets onto Messenger. The key capabilities of the platform are its send/receive API, generic message templates and the ability to customize the welcome screen for users.
If you are not a coding geek, ChatFuel chatbot engine will help you to create a chatbot for you. Top notch enterprise like MTV, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, British Airways and Adidas are said to have used ChatFuel platform for developing their chatbots. Its interface is user-friendly and quite easy to use.
Engati claims that it can enable developers to develop, build, manage, integrate, train, analyse and publish a platform in a few minutes. Company’s chatbots are currently serving at major messaging platforms like Messenger, Kik, Telegram, Line, Viber, Skype, Slack and Webchat.
10. Chatty People:
This unique chatbot building platform offers support for Stripe and PayPal integration and is also compatible to ecommerce services such as OpenCard and Magento. Not only it helps you build, deploy and setup your chatbot, but also offers in-depth analytics of your bots performance.
Best Chatbot Building Platforms
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