Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was obviously a boon for WhatsApp's founders, employees and investors, but it also proved to be a good thing for several of WhatsApp's biggest competitors.
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|Telegram Bot||Telegram, the cloud-based service that offers messaging services to share text, photos, and videos, now offers the Telegram Bot API. This service allows to integrate bots with AI applications in mind...||Bots||REST v0.0|
|Telegram||Telegram is a mobile messaging platform. Telegram offers highly encrypted messaging services so users can send messages, photos, and videos to selected contacts privately. The Telegram API allows...||Messaging||REST v0.0|
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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.
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.