Build Chatbots and Conversational Apps Using React
Botonic is the open source framework developed by Hubtype for building amazing Chatbots for any Platform with React. Botonic is an easy to learn, open-source framework that lets you create powerful conversational interfaces that work on the most popular messaging apps (Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and more), your website or even your native mobile apps (Android/iOS).
⚛️ Why React
Building chatbots is a lot like building websites, that's why Botonic uses the same abstractions used in React, like routes, components and JSX, so you can build modern conversational interfaces (with text, NLP, rich interactive messages and webviews) using technology you already know and love.
🚀 Getting Started
$> npm install -g @botonic/cli
Create a bot
$> botonic new myBot tutorial
Run your bot
Run your bot locally while developing:
$> cd myBot $> botonic serve
botonic serve is just an alias for
npm run start which will start a local server at http://localhost:8080. While you develop, the server will auto reload every time you make changes to your code.
$> botonic deploy
Check out the Getting Started Tutorial is a step-by-step guide to start building high quality conversational apps.
Node and NPM are required. LTS version of NodeJS Installer is recommended.
You can verify the installation running
npm --version and
node --version on a terminal.
📚 Related Links
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