Kik Launches Bot Store

Kik has launched a Bot Shop.

The chat messaging patform believes that as people download fewer apps, bots will enhance the experience of the apps users spend the most time in.

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“The Bot Shop features bots from a list of our partners, including Funny Or Die, Riffsy, Sephora, Vine, and The Weather Channel, with more to come,” says Kik. “We wanted to find a way to get more out of chat without adding to the clutter or detracting from the simplicity of the experience in Kik. We’ve found that bots offer a great low-friction way to do that.”



Kik has also invited developers to start building bots for the platform using a new bot API.

Kik isn’t only in its interest in bots. Microsoft is all over them, too.