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  • How is Botsquad different?

    When you are looking to build a chatbot on, say, Facebook Messenger, you will find that there are many chatbot platforms out there to choose from. If you haven’t built a chatbot before, it’s hard to see the difference between them. They all claim they are really easy to use, and the sky is the limit.

  • How to improve your hiring process and saving cost at the same time using a chatbot

    As a startup we have a lot of energy, a lot of ideas and a lot of fun, but what we don’t have is a lot of time and enough resources. Now that our platform is getting momentum, we need to scale up our team, but as efficiently as possible. So we decided to use our own product to solve this. 

  • How AI, Machine Learning and Automation will Impact Business in 2018 and Beyond

    This post was guest-authored by Tara Callinan and Jenneva Vargas from Accelo

  • botsquad is hiring humans!

    We are now operational for three months with our platform and exceeded the 600 bots, 200 users and 8 million messages! Wanna join?

  • Bubblescript: Beyond the DSL

    At Botsquad, we are building a conversational app platform. It is aimed at developers who would like to get quickly started with writing conversational experiences and chatbots.

  • ElixirconfEU 2018 lightning talk

    These are the slides from the Elixirconf lightning talk “Botsquad, Beyond the DSL”.

  • 5 GDPR measures for chatbots

    The General Data Protection Regulation, in short GDPR, is just two more months away. I have been working on chatbots for a while now, and in the last months we seen quite some customers struggling with the new regulation and the impact on chatbots. I’ll therefore give you my humble take on it and how we tend to deal with it. Use it as inspiration, but make sure you get advice on your own situation before applying any of the recommendations, as I’m certainly not a GDPR expert, nor do I have a background in law.

  • 6 reasons why chatbots are the new apps

    There is a lot of negative noise around chatbots lately, which negatively affects how chatbots are looked at in general. I’d say: don’t give up on chatbots just yet. Be patient, the technology and how people tend to use it is still in its infant stage, but evolving rapidly. Think about how the world wide web started out: you know the industry will learn and improve. 

  • CalendarBot 2.0

    Planning a meeting is always a hassle. At least for me it is. You send an e-mail to the person you want the meeting with: “Shall we meet some time?”. He replies “Yeah sure, let’s meet Monday 12 march at 15.00 in your office”. You forget to respond and after three days you check your calendar and reply: “Sure! See you next Monday”. But since three days passed the slot filled up with something else so two days later you get the negative response “Sorry, slot already filled up, what about next Monday?”. Working this way can cause meetings to be scheduled over weeks instead of days, costing everybody time, money and aggravation… 

  • Implementing a caching service worker with Phoenix

    At BotSquad, we believe that Bots are the new apps. And since we support a web interface to interact with a bot, we need that web interface to be as app-like as possible. Luckily, Google has largely the same vision, which has resulted in their Progressive Web App (PWA) effort.