Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

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Facebook has comparison 60 finalists from a hundreds of entries it perceived from opposite a Middle East and Africa for a Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a competition to recognize and prerogative developers who emanate a many innovative new bots on Messenger.

Developers, in teams of adult to 3 people, were invited to emanate bots in 3 categories: gaming and entertainment; capability and utility; and amicable good.

The 60 finalist teams (10 per difficulty in Middle East/North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) any won a Gear VR and mobile phone, one hour of Facebook mentorship, and collection and services from FbStart (https://Developers.Facebook.com/fbstart), a Facebook module designed to assistance early theatre mobile start-ups build and grow their bots. All tyro teams who done it to a finals won an additional $2,000.

Facebook will hit a finalists and bond them with a mentor. They will need to resubmit their bots before midnight (GMT) on June 2 to validate to win. For any region, 3 runner-up teams (one from any category) will win $10,000 and 3 months of Facebook mentorship. For any region, 3 winning teams (one from any category) will win $20,000 and 3 months of Facebook mentorship.

The 60 finalist teams and their bots can be noticed here: https://MessengerChallenge.Splashthat.com

Says Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for a Middle East and Africa: “Facebook grew out of a hacker enlightenment and thrives by compelling creation on new platforms. That’s because we launched a Bots for Messenger Challenge, with a aim of rewarding entrepreneurs and developers for harnessing a energy of bots to emanate extraordinary new services and apps.

“We were impressed to accept some-more than 1,000 entries over dual and a half months for a Bots for Messenger Challenge from developers and entrepreneurs opposite a Middle East and Africa—each one of them elucidate a problem in an resourceful approach or enriching a lives of the aim user.”

Distributed by APO on interest of Facebook

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