This week, our 5 bots to try list features three services that our Bots Channel readers may be familiar with. Two of them, Icon8bot and Azkarbot, were featured two weeks ago. And Octane AI, which makes its debut, became embroiled in a controversy shortly after launching, as reported by VentureBeat.

But it’s not enough to just read about them. Please give them a try and let us know what you think. Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist.
RooBot5. RooBot

Blue Kangaroo lets you shop at any store, find deals on any product, and set alerts at any price.

Available on Messenger

Octane AI bot4. Octane AI

Anyone can use Octane AI to set up a bot in minutes. You don’t have to create your bot from the ground up, and you don’t have to learn conversational interfaces; Octane AI has done all of that for you. All you have to do is choose what you want your bot to do and then customize it to match your brand.

Octane AI was founded in May 2016 by Matt Schlicht, creator of Chatbots Magazine; Ben Parr, author of Captivology and marketing guru; and Leif K-Brooks, the creator of Omegle, a chat product that has powered over 200 billion conversations.

Available on Messenger

Azkarbot3. Azkarbot

This bot reminds Muslims when it’s time for morning and evening prayers and suggests readings.

Available on Messenger

 

Flow XO bot2. Flow XO

Build bots for Messenger, Slack, SMS & Telegram

  • Bot + human messaging in one great platform
  • Easy to use, no code visual editor
  • Build once for many messengers
  • Business ready, first class support

Create bots for these use cases and many more:

  • Messaging & chat (connect your sales & support agents seamlessly via email or helpdesk)
  • Push notifications (send promotions, offers, alerts and updates direct to your users)
  • Forms & surveys (perfect for application forms, bookings, competitions & more)
  • Information & services (easily access data in 100+ integrated applications and services, including Google Apps)

Available on Web

 

icon8bot

1. Icon8bot

Icon8 is an artificial intelligence who turns your selfies into pieces of art. Snap a selfie, apply a style, and share your new look with friends. Icon8 is inspired by the world’s greatest artists and designers so that you can enjoy their works.

Available on Messenger, Telegram

Popularity of the top 5 bots on Botlist is based on web traffic to individual bots’ pages appearing on the site, which currently lists more than 11,000 bots. The bot directory says it receives more than 200 submissions each week and tests their purpose, functionality, content, and overall quality before accepting them. This week’s rankings were for the period October 31-November 6, 2016.