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Microsoft Bot Framework vs Twilio: What are the differences?

Microsoft Bot Framework: Connect intelligent bots that interact via text/sms, Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services. 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; Twilio: Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications. Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.

Microsoft Bot Framework can be classified as a tool in the "Chatbot Platforms & Tools" category, while Twilio is grouped under "Voice and SMS".

"Well documented, easy to use" is the primary reason why developers consider Microsoft Bot Framework over the competitors, whereas "Powerful, simple, and well documented api" was stated as the key factor in picking Twilio.

Microsoft Bot Framework is an open source tool with 5.69K GitHub stars and 2.2K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Microsoft Bot Framework's open source repository on GitHub.

reddit, Instacart, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Twilio, whereas Microsoft Bot Framework is used by simplement-e, Hack League, and Universal Electronics Inc.. Twilio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 684 company stacks & 292 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft Bot Framework, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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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 Twilio?

Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
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      What are some alternatives to Microsoft Bot Framework and Twilio?
      Botkit
      Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.
      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.
      Api.ai
      API.AI is a natural language understanding platform that makes it easy for developers to design and integrate intelligent, robust conversational user interfaces into mobile, web applications, and devices.
      Azure Bot Service
      The Azure Bot Service provides an integrated environment that is purpose-built for bot development, enabling you to build, connect, test, deploy, and manage bots, all from one place.
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      Decisions about Microsoft Bot Framework and Twilio
      Julien DeFrance
      Julien DeFrance
      Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 43K views
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      Nexmo
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      #Twilio
      #SDK
      #SMS
      #VoiceAndSms

      Nexmo vs Twilio ?

      Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

      When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

      Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

      Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

      Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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      Reviews of Microsoft Bot Framework and Twilio
      Review ofTwilioTwilio

      Twilio is by far the most complete solution for SMS, its API is extremely well structured. And its integration with rails is pretty straight forward.

      How developers use Microsoft Bot Framework and Twilio
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      Instacart uses TwilioTwilio

      We use Twilio extensively for voice call routing, for texting. We, in fact, use it for MMS messaging as of recently...We do number masking. So the personal shopper never has your actual number, you call the Twilio number and it routes you intelligently to the customer. And vice-versa.

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      Kent Steiner uses TwilioTwilio

      Twilio is a service I have experimented with, and given a project with SMS requirements I would choose Twilio to support that.

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      William Baker uses TwilioTwilio

      For my own phone forwarding system, SMS messaging, and will gladly build such systems for clients.

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      atandy uses TwilioTwilio

      I set up text-message alerts to be sent to me when an error was raised on the web application.

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      Zachary Melacncon uses TwilioTwilio

      Used with BlueMix NodeRed to build an application that sends a text when it's about to rain.

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