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Facebook wants bots to get better. Developers have so far taken significant advantage of the Messenger Platform. Businesses and app writers have created some 33,000 bots that function within Facebook's Messenger application, helping people check the weather, make payments, and more.
Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.
We have added 9 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Auto, WebRTC, and Natural Language Processing categories, among others. Highlights today include a connected car API for French auto manufacturer PSA Group and chat APIs from Chatra. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Starting in December, developers will be able to make bots for Google Assistant. The creation of interactions will be done through the recently announced Actions on Google. Google Assistant is an AI offering much like Amazon's Alexa.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Line has released two new APIs that enable the messaging platform to better engage users without leaving the app. The Messaging API allows three new message types for chatbots to use. Line Notify allows third party services to send information to Line users directly within the Line platform.
We have added eleven APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Translation, Wireless, Tools and Editing. One highlight today is an API from ChatBottle, an online tool to discover chat bots. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers mayfind them useful.
Pokémon GO has been hugely popular and generated millions of sessions around the world as people search for the digital creatures. But, it turns out that a fair chunk of recent API traffic has been coming from gaming bots that are making spatial queries to the API from outside of the game client.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
Daily API RoundUp: Facebook, Square, Instapaper, Kik, Euro Cup, Payleven, GameCredits, Gator.io, IBM Watson
A whopping Thirty Two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the last few days in categories including Machine Learning, Sentiment, Payments, and Sports, among others. Highlights include APIs from Microsoft, IBM Watson, Square, and W3C. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Cloud-based messaging app Telegram provides free, open and secure communication across any platform with automatic chat synching across devices. Telegram also provides a dedicated Bot API for building custom bots that users can interact with via messages and commands to perform predefined tasks.
Telegram has released Telegram Bot API 2.0 which features new inline keyboards, on-the-fly message editing, and more. Inline bots have also been upgraded and can now send documents, contacts, locations, videos, MP3s, stickers, animations, and other types of content available in Telegram.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Bots, Education, Music, Printing and Email categories. Here is a quick summary of what is new in the directory.
Six APIs, two SDKs and Source Code samples have been added to the directory in categories such as Backend, IoT, Reference and Tools in the past day. Here are the highlights.
Social networking giant Facebook launched an API-based platform called ThreatExchange that lets companies share information about security threats.
A Canadian software developer has used Tinder's private API to create a "Tinderbot" to automate his online dating.
ShieldSquare has developed API access to its bot identification and remedy solution. Identified bots are denied access, given fake data or challenged through a CAPTCHA.
STAT!Ref's API lets developers include a search bar on their applications that gives users access to a wide range of medical information.