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Botkit vs Context.IO: 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 Context.IO? A REST email API that makes it easy and fast to integrate your user's email data in your application. As soon as a mailbox is connected, we create a metadata index of its content starting from the most recent emails which become available from the API within seconds. Context.IO takes care of synching email data for your app so you don't have to build, scale and maintain this infrastructure yourself. Focus on what's unique to your business, we'll manage the technical details of integrating with arcane email server protocols.

Botkit can be classified as a tool in the "Chatbot Platforms & Tools" category, while Context.IO is grouped under "Email API".

Botkit is an open source tool with 9.29K GitHub stars and 2.03K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Botkit's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 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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    What is Botkit?

    It is an open source developer tool for building chat bots, apps and custom integrations for major messaging platforms.

    What is Context.IO?

    As soon as a mailbox is connected, we create a metadata index of its content starting from the most recent emails which become available from the API within seconds. Context.IO takes care of synching email data for your app so you don't have to build, scale and maintain this infrastructure yourself. Focus on what's unique to your business, we'll manage the technical details of integrating with arcane email server protocols.

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