…Many answered questions remain: How long until other messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp, open their platforms to developers too? Will the likes of OpenTable build bots for every messaging platform, or will cross-platform standards for bot development emerge? And perhaps most importantly, for which use cases can messaging deliver a far superior experience to traditional native apps?
It is true that, as Jonathan Libov has observed, “developer interest in messaging/bots has far, far outpaced consumer interest thus far”.
MQTT and the Internet of Things
MQTT, specifically, was a great fit for the new buzzword Internet of Things, which brings all sorts of devices onto the same network.