Building an Alexa Skill with Xenioo (Part 1)

The natural evolution of pure conversational chatbots is probably being transformed into fully functional voice assistants. Alexa, Google Assistant, Duplex and other emerging technologies will seamlessly integrate into our devices and offer conversational interactions that (hopefully) mimic real human interactions. Many have been asking us to make available this kind of integration inside Xenioo and our team have been working around the clock to make it happen. Right now you can design, build and deploy a marketplace ready Alexa skill by …

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Accepting Stripe Payment In Your Chatbot

Many of our customer’s chatbots are lately evolving from generic marketing or first contact automation to fully experienced sales assistants, pointing to specific products and helping the user pick the right one. While all processes and approaches vary from one to another, all of them at some point come to terms with payment management. At some point, you will want to process your user payment for a product, a subscription or a service. This post will explain in detail how …

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Integrate your chatbot with everything using Xenioo API Channel

The Xenioo API Channel allows any application capable of making simple RESTful https calls to integrate and interact with a chatbot engine platform. Using the Xenioo API Channel you will be controlling the way the conversation will be displayed to the user as well as being able to change runtime variables anytime. In this post, we will go into every detail of how the Xenioo API Channel works and how to use it. General Approach You will be communicating with Xenioo to …

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Integrating IBM Watson Assistant NLP with Xenioo

Together with DialogFlow, IBM Watson Assistant is one of the biggest names in online natural language processing design. Today we’re going to see how we can quickly and seamlessly integrate it using specifically designed Xenioo Actions. Choosing Xenioo Actions The first thing to do when processing an input is choosing the right action. Xenioo input actions are split into two categories: Inputs and Detections. Inputs are actions that will hold the conversation until the user correctly answers while Detections are …

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Xenioo and Zapier integration: one more time, in reverse

In my previous post, we have been talking about how to integrate Zapier with Xenioo and it was fairly easy: creating a chatbot being able to communicate with external systems, being raw JSON or specifically tailored integration, is the starting point of any tool that calls itself serious. This time we’re going back to Zapier but with a twist: it will be in reverse. We want to be Zapier to control our chatbot. What we want to archive in this …

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