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Build Better Chatbots

A Complete Guide to Getting Started with Chatbots

Authors: Khan, Rashid, Das, Anik

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  • Covers the entire development of bot life cycle from design to implementation
  • Covers integration to IFTT and IoT
  • Talks about business and monetization of bots
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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.

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Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3111-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3110-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Build Better Chatbots
Book Subtitle
A Complete Guide to Getting Started with Chatbots
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rashid Khan and Anik Das
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3111-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3111-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3110-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 109
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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