Techies the world over, including India, seem enamored with Chatbots.
Bots are essentially the latest re-incarnations of apps and websites. Everything you did previously using websites and apps, you will now be able to do through bots, with the added capability of doing it right within your favorite messaging app.
Why do bots matter, you wonder? If bots do the same things as websites and apps, is it really that different? Why would users switch from using websites and apps to bots?
Let’s start by understanding the problems with the status quo. Websites were generally built for the large screen and don’t render as well on mobile devices. Apps are delightful, except that they require you to download the app in advance of the actual need. The cost of developing client-side apps is high. Every upgrade requires a new download. And worst of all, users aren’t downloading apps. While there are millions of apps, users use barely a dozen apps daily.
Gupshup has been leading the bot building ecosystem since its inception. In an effort reach out to the active and ever increasing developer community in India, gupshup recently hosted a series of meetups in tier 1 and tier 2 cities.
Check out a few pictures from the venues!