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Botkit vs Botpress: What are the differences?

What is Botkit? Building Blocks for Building Slack Bots. Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.

What is Botpress? 🤖 The ultimate open-source conversational platform with built-in natural language processing (NLU), easy-to-use graphic. 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.

Botkit and Botpress can be categorized as "Chatbot Platforms &" tools.

Botkit and Botpress are both open source tools. Botkit with 9.25K GitHub stars and 2.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Botpress with 7.36K GitHub stars and 787 GitHub forks.

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Hi, does anyone have recommendations for a chatbot framework? I am currently using Botpress, and I am not happy with it. The upside is: They pretty much have everything you can ask for in a bot solution, but the issue is: They did nothing right, the documentation is terrible, and you have this feeling of it falling apart at any time, which is what actually happened once.

My ideal solution would have:

  • Support for Messenger and web (should either have a website chat plugin or straightforward integration with a different one)
  • A visual builder (for none tech team members) | This is not a hard requirement though
  • A slick DX for building simple things like API calls or more advanced stuff.
  • We currently only have a "click bot," so no crazy NLP features required, but in the future a requirement

What I do not want: - I do not want a solution where "someone else" builds the bot for me

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Samantha Delfin
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Dialogflow

Dialogflow includes:

  • OOTB integration with Messenger and you may use the Web Demo integration provided to embed it to your website. For Messenger, you even have some responses such as image responses, card responses and for those that are not available you can use custom payload.
  • It has a very nice visual builder which can be easily used by non-technical builders.
  • Fulfillment allows you to easily integrate your APIs.

Coursera has a very nice two-week course to learn how to use it.

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    Relatively easy to understand and help/active community
  • 7
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Great customer support
  • 2
    Multilignual
  • 1
    Custom webhooks
  • 1
    API
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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.

What is 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

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What are some alternatives to Botkit and Botpress?
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.
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.
IBM Watson
It combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a "question answering" machine.
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