One of the many innovations presented by Facebook during the Keynote of its F8 conference was that of the Messenger bots. In fact, this is the announcement that has been most talked about, because with him Zuckerberg and his family draw a future in which the command line and not the apps could be the new great interface on which to move.
But one thing is to read how revolutionary the bots can be and a very different experience in the first person. That’s why today we’re going to list of best social media bots that are already available so you can play with them and see if they convince you what they offer. We will also explain how to find them.
Where are the bots?
In the United States bots are visible in a section of Messenger, but in other countries, we have to look for life. We will have to know his name and look for them in the Messenger mobile applications by clicking on the search option, since neither in the web version nor in the universal version of Windows 10 can we do it.
Therefore, it will be necessary to do it with the mobile phone, and once we have activated them, we will be able to talk to them from wherever we want. There are some pages in which all are listed, and in it, you will see that each bot has a specific URLs. Opening them in the browser will give us the option to open the bot in Messenger, and being able to access it will be much faster than searching for the name.
In our list, we show you all the bots that are online today, and by mentioning each of them we will include your specific URL. In this way, just visit the article from your mobile or tablet and you can go accessing each of them. Of course, they are all in English.
Hi Poncho, your weather report:
Poncho is a cat wearing a raincoat with which you can talk to tell you what is the weather forecast for your city. It is focused on the United States, so some functions such as the weekly forecasts are not available. There are also some cities like Castellon that does not recognize.
It will start by asking where you live, and if you are lucky enough to live in a big city like Valencia, Barcelona or Madrid you will surely have no problem using it. Once your city is set up, you can ask in English if it is going to rain or what temperature it is going to do, and he will answer you. Recognize keywords, so it will be enough to write rain to tell you if it is going to rain or temperature to tell you the temperature.
Sequel Stories, choose your own adventure:
Do you remember the mythical “choose your own adventure” books? Then Sequel Stories is a bot that will help you relive those afternoons choosing your path, or those dead hours playing the first conversational RPGs for PC. The only thing you will have to do is follow the story that the bot is telling you and choose among the options that it is offering.
At first, he asks you if you’ve ever wanted to party with a pop star or solve a murder, and once chosen one of the two options will offer different adventures. Once you choose the one that catches your attention the bot will start to interpret, and you will only have to click on Choose on the options that represent what you want to do.
The Wall Street Journal, news, and financial information:
The Wall Street Journal also has its own bot, and thanks to it we can know both the owners of one of the most important media in the world and the current status of the actions of one or another company. And all through commands, writing, for example, Top News to list the most relevant news.
To know the status of the shares of a company you just have to type Lookup followed by the name of the company or by simply typing your stock symbol. For example, if we want information about Apple we will have to write Lookup Apple or * $ AAPL.
CNN, even more, information:
In the race to be one of the first media to have bots on Facebook, CNN is also involved. Your bot is better oriented to inform than the WSJ, and allows you to know both the most relevant news of the day and use a Stories for You to find news related to your tastes.
We will also have a third option with which we can ask the bot for specific topics of interest, writing tags such as Rio Olympics, politics or technology. What they do not seem to give you is a list of the topics that you can ask them, that is, it will be in your hand to spend some time discovering them.
F8 Bot, all about the Facebook conference:
This year’s F8 conference will go down in history for being the one where the bots have been presented, so it was clear that Facebook had one ready to give us all the information about it. It’s called F8 Bot, and with it, you can know who the speakers have been, what topics have been discussed, what the talks have been, or even which are the most relevant bots that have been announced.
Besure, the search for bars and restaurants:
First of all, we must make it clear, Besure for the moment only serves the cities of Copenhagen and San Francisco. Even so, it is a perfect sample of the potential that these bots have since it allows us to find information about establishments in the area until they look at your letter, make a reservation or order food at home.
The first thing we have to do is enter the location we want (or we can), and then the neighborhood or area. Then we will tell you if we want to eat or dine and tell us what sites are available. We can also ask for other information about the establishment such as your Facebook page or your Instagram account.
Zork, conversational adventures:
The first RPG games for the computer had no options, you were the one that you had to read and write the relevant commands to perform the different actions. Because Zork is something similar, only that being in English his difficulty is even more devilish. The bot exposes what happens and you write what you want to do.
A part of the aforementioned we also have available other bots, and for this post is not eternal I have decided to group them all here. For example, if you want to see what this technology can offer to online stores you have spring to buy clothes and 1-800-Flowers to buy flowers through the bots.
On the other hand, Detective Kees is another adventure like Sequel Stories, Operator is another online store although different from the previous two, and Miss Piggy is a perfect example of how to create a bot to enhance a television program. Well, then we have those who really try to replace apps like HP Print Bot, which we will send a photo so he can send it to our printer and print it.