Meya has just launched a bot platform, which enables anyone to design and integrate a bot into any messaging app.
If bots are the new apps, as most tech commentators are suggesting, it won’t be long before demand skyrockets for the simple software application. But while the tasks that bots perform are often simple and repetitive, building the bots themselves requires both skill and time. Hoping to change this is Meya, a Canada-based startup that just launched a bot platform, which enables anyone to design and integrate a bot into any messaging app.
Meya was previously building general intelligent assistants and private bots for restaurants. But the company has now opened up the tool to enable businesses to create their own bots to integrate into messaging apps, with a limited amount of coding. The application is currently in Beta and works best to aid the creation of transactional bots that can process orders and bookings. It currently supports Twitter, Slack, Kik, Telegram and SMS via Twilio, but in the future it plans to have more integration options as well as further potential applications. Once a bot has been built it can easily be integrated into other messaging apps.
What other services could be offered to support the growing demand for bots?