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What is Botkit?

It is an open source developer tool for building chat bots, apps and custom integrations for major messaging platforms.
Botkit is a tool in the Chatbot Platforms & Tools category of a tech stack.
Botkit is an open source tool with 10.3K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Botkit's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Botkit?

Companies
6 companies reportedly use Botkit in their tech stacks, including TACTFUL.ai, Nina, and Taggun.

Developers
58 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Botkit.
Pros of Botkit
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Relatively easy to understand and help/active community

Botkit's Features

  • Battle tested code, in use by 10,000's of bots right now
  • Visual conversation builder
  • Integrated NLP from LUIS.ai
  • Powerful Open Source libraries
  • Dozens of plugins

Botkit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Botkit?
Hubot
Hubot is a chat bot, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with old community scripts, or new community org and your own custom scripts, and can work on many different chat services.
Microsoft Bot Framework
The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.
Botpress
Botpress is an open-source bot creation tool written in TypeScript. It is powered by a rich set of open-source modules built by the community. We like to say that Botpress is like the WordPress of bots; anyone can create and reuse other peo
Dialogflow
Give users new ways to interact with your product by building engaging voice and text-based conversational apps.
Telegram Bot API
Bots are third-party applications that run inside Telegram. Users can interact with bots by sending them messages, commands and inline requests. You control your bots using HTTPS requests to our bot API.
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Botkit's Followers
103 developers follow Botkit to keep up with related blogs and decisions.