What are the best tools supporting building chatbots? In this article, I will try to answer this question and show you 5 chatbot platforms, which are worth to know at the beginning of your adventure with bots.
Recently, chatbots have become very popular due to the advancement of technologies and AI. Many potential chatbot creators have heads full of helpful and profitable ideas related to this technology. But how should they do this? What tools use to do it? I will try to answer these questions in today’s article.
It is one of the most popular Messenger chatbot’s builder platform. You can build a bot easily without any coding techniques. The free, basic plan allows you to build fully functional and working chatbots, which we can use both privately and commercial. If you want to create a bit more complicated bot you can extend it easily by using the plugin to communicate with external servers.
This tool is another widely used chatbot’s platform. It supports Messenger as well, but it is more oriented on internet marketing. One thing, which distinguishes ManyChat is a visual editor – Flow Builder. It allows you to build a chatbot without any programming skills by using the drag-and-drop technique. Like in Chatfuel, the Free Plan has enough functionalities to build working chatbots.
Framework from Microsoft is the first tool in the list that requires programming skills and knowledge. It is created by Microsoft and, as you can easily guess, the implementation is strongly related to the Microsoft Azure cloud. It is intended for the implementation of advanced chatbots in one of two technologies – .NET or Node.js. The tool allows you to easily implement the bot on various platforms (Slack, Messenger, Skype, etc.) without changing the code.
This is another platform among those that allow you to easily create a Messenger chatbot. Botsify, like Chatfuel and ManyChat, offers a tool to build chatbots without coding skills. Worth to say that if you use a free plan, you will be able to support up to 100 subscribes.
Another tool that allows you to have full control over the chatbot. For instance, it offers the ability to integrate with many platforms, such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, Twilio, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Spark and Web Chat. The framework is based on Node.js and is completely free with fairly large community support. The big advantage is that it is easy to learn and at the same time allows you to implement complex functionalities (eg connection with Wit.ai or Dialogflow)