Bots are Better Without Conversation
Ted Livingston

Perhaps within the context of Kik, or WeChat, “Bots” is not the correct terminology at all and maybe something more representative of the interaction model is appropriate? We may be still years away from true AI and a fluid conversational experience with software, but if that’s what people ultimately want, than what you’re proposing is a compromise, a style guide for something that works in the interim. We used to build apps for feature phones too and were complacent with a sub-par UX due to constraints. Then the iPhone came along and everyone was like “Now look at what we can do!”.