New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook would unveil a ‘Bot Store’ for its Messenger app at its upcoming F8 developer conference in April.
The ‘Bot Store’ may allow users to download a range of automated programs which they could interact with through Messenger, the independent reported.
A Messenger Bot Store would have far-reaching consequences not only for entrepreneurs and investors, but also developers and designers, experts said.
“The rise of chat-based user interfaces will mark a fundamental shift that is going to change the types of applications that get developed and the style of service development,” said Sam Lessin, CEO of Fin Exploration company.
Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voicecommunication. Integrated with Facebook’s web-based Chat feature and built on the open MQTT protocol, Messenger lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile and on the main website.