Build Better Chatbots: A Complete Guide to Getting Started with Chatbots

Build Better Chatbots: A Complete Guide to Getting Started with Chatbots

by Rashid Khan, Anik Das

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Overview

Learn best practices for building bots by focusing on the technological implementation and UX in this practical book. You will cover key topics such as setting up a development environment for creating chatbots for multiple channels (Facebook Messenger, Skype, and KiK); building a chatbot (design to implementation); integrating to IFTT (If This Then That) and IoT (Internet of Things); carrying out analytics and metrics for chatbots; and most importantly monetizing models and business sense for chatbots. 

Build Better Chatbots is easy to follow with code snippets provided in the book and complete code open sourced and available to download. 

With Facebook opening up its Messenger platform for developers, followed by Microsoft opening up Skype for development, a new channel has emerged for brands to acquire, engage, and service customers on chat with chatbots.

What You Will Learn 

  • Work with the bot development life cycle 
  • Master bot UX design
  • Integrate into the bot ecosystem
  • Maximize the business and monetization potential for bots
Who This Book Is For

Developers, programmers, and hobbyists who have basic programming knowledge. The book can be used by existing chatbot developers to gain a better understanding of analytics and the business side of bots.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484231111
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 12/13/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 109
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rashid Khan, is an author & entrepreneur. He cofounded Yellow Messenger with Anik Das, Raghu Ravinutala and Jaya Kishore. Previously he worked at EdegeVerve Systems Ltd where he was building backend to support IoT devices. He has authored a book on IoT titled “Learning IoT using Particle Photon & Electron” published by Packt Pub.
Anik Das is an open source enthusiast and an entrepreneur at heart. He cofounded Yellow Messenger with Rashid, Raghu and Kishore. He is a frequent contributor to a lot of Python and Javascript projects on Gitbhub. He is the contributor to Django-LibSpark a Python library designed for Django to access Apache Spark on the UI.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction to ChatbotChapter Goal: Getting an understanding of the bot ecosystemNo of pages:Chapter 2:  Setting up the Developer EnvironmentChapter Goal: Help the developers get onboard to development cycle by explaining the bot developer toolsNo of pages:Sub - Topics 1. Connectors for Facebook Messenger, Skype, KiK, etc.2. Microsoft Bot Framework3. Hello World with a BotChapter 3: Basics of Bot BuildingChapter Goal: Helping developer understand the various components in chatbot developmentNo of pages:Sub - Topics:  1. Understand Intents2. Recognize Entities3. UX Patterns4. Analytics
Chapter 4: Integrations to IFTT & IoTChapter Goal: Helping developer integrate their bots to real world scenarios with connecting to IoT devices and programming a IFTTNo of pages:Sub - Topics: 1. REST API’s2. Basics of IoT3. ProjectChapter 5: Business & Monetization Chapter Goal: Helping readers understand the business side of Chatbot and ways to Monetize

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