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GTM Catalyst Announces Tools to Enable Developer Success With Chatbots With Telerik Suite

by businesswireindia.com

Business Wire India
GTM Catalyst Private Limited, the authorized distributor of Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) tools in India, has announced the industry’s first packaged set of user interface (UI) components for conversational UI experiences for chatbots from Progress. The components, offered as part of the popular Progress® Telerik® and Progress® Kendo UI® developer tooling, enable .NET and JavaScript developers to create enhanced natural conversational experiences across platforms and devices, on any chatbot framework – including Microsoft Azure Bot Service, Facebook Wit.ai, Google DialogFlow, Amazon Lex, and more.

In an Oct 2018 report by NASSCOM, India was recognized among top three countries in terms of total chatbot technology funding after the US and the Europe. In the current scenario, text-based bots are more prominent and find highest implementation in customer service function. They are gaining traction in sales and marketing function due to two-way communication nature. In Gartner Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence 2018, Chatbots are in the phase of innovation trigger and are one of the most transformational use cases of AI.

Indian developers will be empowered by the new tooling available from Progress. Building a chatbot is time consuming and organizations are looking for a better way to enable high quality chatbots in their apps. Telerik and Kendo UI are a set of UI controls that enable developers to deliver modern chatbot apps on their framework of choice using packaged visual elements. Demos of the capabilities delivered can be seen at: https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/chat/index

The conversational UI functionality is available not only for web-based interfaces but also for mobile apps and Windows apps. As is standard across Progress’ UI tools, the components are easy to implement using existing development skills and with the chat bot technology of their choice. Through the conversational UI components, developers can implement key UI design features such as calendars and date pickers that allow the developer to better control the direction of the conversation.

New conversational UI capabilities include:

Framework-Agnostic: Compatible with all major chatbot frameworks including Microsoft Azure Bot Service, Facebook Wit.ai, Google DialogFlow, Amazon Lex, and more.

Consistent Design Experience: Give chatbots the same look and feel as any other web, desktop, or mobile applications, leveraging highly-customizable components.

Natural Conversation Flow: A visually appealing experience that enables and enhances the natural conversation flow between chatbot and users.

Easy Implementation: Use .NET and/or JavaScript skills to easily implement the components in any web, desktop or mobile chatbot application.

“We pride ourselves at being able to simplify technology and enable developers to build the applications of tomorrow. We are working with companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon to turn developers into superheroes and ensure their success in our ever-evolving technology world. Releasing conversational UI components for Telerik and Kendo UI is an example of our commitment to innovation and simplifying complex technologies,” said Stefan Gyoshev, Director Sales, Telerik Tools, Progress.

Abhishek Kant, Director, GTM Catalyst – a chatbot development company (recognized as 10 Most Promising Machine Learning Solution Providers – 2018 by CIOReview Magazine) added, “Telerik is the first to market with a packaged set of components that enhances the capabilities of popular chatbot frameworks. Indian developers can now deliver outstanding conversational experiences using this new toolset available to them. Our KatalystAI platform leverages these UI components to deliver cross platform interface to conversational chatbots.”

For developers that want to build their own chat experiences on frameworks offered by Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, Progress’ newly announced conversational UI components for Telerik and Kendo UI make it easy to build an engaging chat experience.
Source: Businesswire