hiddenDec 20, 2016 17:23:02 IST
Flock, a team messenger for businesses, on Tuesday launched the world's first chat operating system called "FlockOS". The new OS allows developers to build customised apps, bots and integrations on Flock.
The developers can either use the customised apps within their organisations or publish it on Flock's App Store, making them available for all Flock users.
"With FlockOS, we have thrown open our platform to the global developer community. Our User Interface (UI) is a canvas for developers, allowing them to create truly intuitive apps and integrations which seamlessly blend with the core product," Bhavin Turakhia, CEO, Flock, said in a statement.
"Chat will soon become the next operating system, probably within the next three to five years. FlockOS empowers teams and developers to create custom experiences within Flock that is designed for their unique team needs," Turakhia added.
With FlockOS, developers can build apps that provide a tightly integrated experience by using widgets. These include the attachment widget, sidebar widget and modal widget.
FlockOS provides setup slash commands, providing an additional option for users to interact with the app and can configure a Bot to send directed messages to users, carry on conversations and completing tasks from within Flock.
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