Microsoft Bot Framework chat bot experience comparing to Telegram bot
Here are some thoughts from our experience based on making native Telegram bot and Microsoft Bot Framework based bots:
- MS Bot Framework allows connecting the same bot to different channels. For example, our bot is now connected to 4 channels: Skype, Slack, Telegram
- Here is how it looks in My Bots in Microsoft Bot Framework panel:
- Comparing to a native bot users may experience additional 1-2 seconds delays comparing the speed of responses from native Telegram to MS Bot based bot. However, the last few it started to work a little bit faster.
- Connectors for MS Bot may use different preprocessing for text. For example, Skype bot connector runs HTML tags clean up from responses, i.e. if it will remove any text between < and > symbols.
Slack bot for example also removes line breaks:
Anyway, if you are looking to make a bot that will be available on different platforms (Skype, Slack, Telegram, Webchat). There is a hope that Microsoft will be able to add a connector for Facebook bots as one of the large owners of Facebook shares