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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
Data Scientist at ArkusNexus · | 2 upvotes · 26.3K views
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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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Pros of Botkit
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    Relatively easy to understand and help/active community
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    Well documented, easy to use
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    Sending Proactive messages for the Different channels
  • 9
    Integrating with other services
  • 7
    Getting customized notifications and news
  • 5
    Creating custom tools like GitHub bot
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    Great documentation which is easily understandable
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Creating private/public bots
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    Easily manageable

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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 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.

      What is 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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      What are some alternatives to Botkit, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Telegram Bot API?
      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.
      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.
      IBM Watson
      It combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a "question answering" machine.
      Messenger Platform
      With bots and live-messaging tools, you can create a custom experience for your unique audience.
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