Two months ago Facebook launched The Bots for Messenger Challenge.¬†They asked developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good. Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa. The 60 finalist teams (10 per category in the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa) each…
Messenger has been on top of Facebook's priorities over the past year. This was very much evident in the upgrades the app has gone through, most noticeably, in the latest release that introduced a new way for users to interact with bots. Today, Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to team up in threes and compete to create innovative bots for Messenger under the following categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good.