SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As just announced at today’s F8 conference, Sequel, a content platform for messaging, is now available to create bots for media and entertainment on Facebook Messenger. In addition to Messenger, creators using Sequel can seamlessly publish their content across Sequel’s growing list of messaging partners. Creators can start making bots now at www.onsequel.com.
Sequel’s powerful creator platform makes it easy for creators, ranging from brands and publishers to writers, game designers, celebrities and influencers, to focus on the creative without requiring engineers as they build and publish their bots. It’s easy to create immersive, entertaining experiences with Sequel’s intuitive, drag-and-drop tools that let anyone create compelling bots with text, photos, videos, audio, GIFs, emojis, quizzes, polls, and even more advanced interactivity.
“We’ve developed a platform that allows anyone to create rich conversational media using bot technology,” said Omar Siddiqui, CEO, Kiwi. “Our focus has been to build the technology to craft conversations with personas rather than just mechanical bots. We’re committed to pushing the capabilities of our platform to connect consumers to the content they love and to arm creators with the best technology to explore this brand new medium.”
For creators, connecting with audiences through Sequel is as easy as starting a new conversation on major messaging applications. There are no app downloads that keep fans from trying out the content that is published to Messenger and other messaging platforms. This capability is particularly appealing to brands, publishers, and media personalities who are looking to engage with their target audiences in new ways. Sequel’s platform allows anybody to register and build their bot, and the company also works with leading brands, media properties, and celebrities to create bots that can help showcase this new medium.
“By partnering with Sequel to create a celebrity gossip quiz bot, we were able to offer fresh and dynamic content for our readers, who are actively engaged in messaging apps,” said Christian Baesler, President of Bauer Xcel Media. “We’ve received really positive feedback from readers who played the trivia game and are excited to continue working with Sequel to expand the experience of the J-14 bot."
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Sequel (www.onsequel.com) empowers creators to build their own bots for media and entertainment on leading messenger platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Telegram. Sequel is the latest product by Kiwi, Inc., a mobile entertainment company headquartered in Palo Alto. The company was founded in August 2011 and is backed by Sequoia Capital, DFJ, and Northgate.