Kik gets bots | Business Insider


Facebook’s debut of a bot store is already being heralded as the “most important launch since the App Store.” Except that it hasn’t happened yet.

Kik, a messaging app favored by teens, beat them to the punch today by announcing its own bot shop first.

Chat bots are being touted as the next-generation platform, replacing most of the apps you use today.

People are tired of downloading apps, creating new accounts, and then learning how to use them, explains Kik CEO Ted Livingston. Instead, the next generation of bots act in place of those apps.

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