Slack Offers New Slack App Directory and BotKit to Create Novel Applications

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

FREMONT, CA:  Slack, a team collaboration tool providing real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams announces the launch of The Slack App Directory.  Slack App Directory makes everyday interactions even better with apps, to overcome the risk of progress and productivity that ends up in silos instead of being reviewed and tracked by the whole team.

The new Slack App Directory consists of more than 160 apps, sorted into curated lists by category, popularity, and staff favorites for the benefit of the slack team by using the essential information and features. The platform ensures easy installation and is classified into several categories such as design, marketing, office management, developer tools, and productivity. It also facilitates a search function which to search a particular app within the slack using a keyword and getting back the three most popular results back in the channel, reports EnterpriseAppsTech.

The Slack Platform also unveiled BotKit, a new framework for Slack development. BotKit has been developed by Howdy, a trainable bot that super powers teams by automating common tasks to save time and keep projects moving. It provides a semantic interface for authenticated end-to-end communication which benefits developers to focus on creating novel applications and experiences.

Additionally Slack is funding huge sum to foster development and interactions around the Slack platform targeting developers and small companies to get started with building apps.