An open competition for spurring the development of LINE chatbot and user penetration, offering up to JPY 10 million in prize money to individuals and businesses alike.
Take the LINE BOT AWARDS challenge and see where your innovation will take you.
An open competition for spurring the development of LINE chatbot and user penetration, offering up to JPY 10 million in prize money.
For bots that make everyday tasks easier, like search or reservation bots. This award will go to a bot that shows high potential for user adoption.
For bots that have high entertainment value. Rather than evaluating utility, this award will recognize a bot's high entertainment value. We hope to see bots that take advantage of music, video, comics, and other content.
Regardless of a game content, this award is for a game bot that provide great interactivity and a fun user experience.
This award will recognize a high quality conversation engine package that uses natural language processing or other methods.
For bots that show value not for 1:1 chats, but in a group chat setting. This award is for a challenging category, to highlight a bot that can judge individual personalities and follow along with the chat context.
This award is for a bot that communicates and works with IoT devices or that interacts with LINE Beacon to provide a user experience that goes beyond the smartphone screen. You can purchase beacons that interact with LINE here.
This is a special category just for student-produced and developed bots. We hope to honor a bot developed by students that fellow students will also want to use.
For bots produced by a company that is less than three years old. We will put serious consideration on the newness, speed, and risk-taking that a bigger company is unlikely to provide.
We recognize it may be hard to make a bot global due to culture and language differences. But we do want to honor a bot that can adapt to the usage environments of regions such as Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. All awards, including the Grand Prize, will take into account a bot's global appeal.
An award for bots by developers, for developers, honoring a bot with a high hack level or an impressive implementation. We invite Slack users to also take this opportunity to try and make a LINE bot as well!
This is the special categories to those who use Microsoft Bot Framework and/or Cognitive Services effectively. This award will go to a bot that drives impacts toward LINE users and service.
For bots that interact with users, the most important thing the judges will consider is whether or not they are helpful to users. Think about what the bot is attempting to help users with and how much time or trouble that situation causes for users.
Truly helpful bots will have high levels of acceptance from users. For this judging point, we will digitally count how many LINE friends you have made. Compared to other awards, bots that start and recruit friends earlier will have an advantage. As it happens, the chat bot Rinna (not eligible for this contest), has four million friends. We challenge you to beat her number!
We want to see bots that LINE users will want to use, such as bots that can be used in groups or ones that explore various message types with buttons and carousels.
We hope to see bots that will truly leave an impact on users, changing people's daily lives or even how society works. While you may be looking to make your own life a little easier, we also encourage making something that can really help other people as well. Think big!
There are plenty of great short-term ideas for bots, but we will pay special consideration to those bots who show the ability to continue in the long-term after the BOT AWARDS to help create new business.