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“We help immigrants make America great again,” says the slogan of Visabot, which, in the wake of president-elect Trump’s victory, calls attention to the significant contributions of those from overseas. The bot helps people complete visa applications to enter the United States and is included in this week’s top five roundup.

In describing Visabot, Khari Johnson wrote, “to make Google you need both Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. And to create Apple, you don’t just need Steve Wozniak; you also need Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant.”

Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist. Please give them a try, and let us know what you think.

swelly-bot5. Swelly


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Hi! My name is Swelly & I help millions of people with their daily decisions by sending their questions directly to you.

A swell contains a question and 2 options. A or B? This or That? High Heels or Sneakers? Hot or Not?

#whattowear for tonight’s party? #whattobuy for prom? #whattopost on Instagram?

Start voting now!

Simply say ‘Hi’ to start!

Available on iOS, Kik, Messenger, Telegram

microsoft azure bot service4. Microsoft Azure

Azure Bot Service is the first public cloud bot-service powered by the Microsoft Bot Framework and serverless compute in Microsoft Azure. With this cloud service, you can build, connect, deploy, and manage intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking — from your app or website to text/SMS, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Teams, Kik, Office 365 mail, and other popular services. Bots run on Azure Functions, a serverless environment, so they scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources your bots consume.

Available on webits alive bot3. It’s Alive

It’s Alive Facebook ChatBot Maker is the easiest way to create your own Facebook Chatbot! Create questions and answers and link them to your Facebook page in minutes.

Available on Messenger

visabot2. Visabot

Immigration attorney 2.0, inspired by U.S. top immigration lawyers to deliver the results no lawyer can match.

I do O-1 visa and B-2 extension now. Other visas coming soon, I learn fast.

You’ll need to collect some supporting documents from your bank, employer etc. I will guide you and show successful templates.

Available on Messenger

dashbot-io1. is a bot analytics platform with additional tools to take action on the data to help developers increase user engagement, acquisition, and monetization.

In addition to traditional analytics like retention and engagement, we have bot specific metrics like conversational analytics, AI response effectiveness, sentiment analysis, and even the full chat transcripts.

More importantly, we have tools to take action on the data — like our live person take over of chat sessions and push notifications for re-engagement.

We natively support Facebook, Slack, and Kik, and have a generic API for any conversational interface.

Available on web

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 November 14 – 20, 2016.

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