Kik, the instant messenger app for mobile devices, announced the Bot Shop from where users can download a bot directly to the messenger.
Bots are like smart apps that users can talk to. The bots can make it easier for users to find information from within the Kik messenger.
"We want our users to have more fun and engaging experiences in Kik without having to leave the app," says Ted Livingston, founder and CEO of Kik. "We've been innovating in chat in the last few years and have found that the best results come from low-friction experiences that don't hurt the simplicity of chat. Bots deliver that."
The Bot Shop currently has 16 bots over three different categories: entertainment, lifestyle and games. Here is a complete list of bots that users can download on their Kik messenger.
Vine - With the Vine bot Kik users will be able to share looping video clips of up to six seconds from within the Kik messenger.
ClipDisBot - Users will love ClipDisBot if they love watching funny videos. Users can just send any message with an emoji or text and the bot will send a hilarious video. Users can also get randomly generated videos.
Riffsy GIF Keyboard - The popularity of GIFs are increasing in social media and with the Riffsy GIF Keyboard users just type @gif followed by any word in a Kik conversations and share a sweet GIF file.
Funny Or Die - Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning comedy video website and its Kik bot is sure to entertain users just by tapping 'Chat' in the Kik messenger.
Candie's + Fifth Harmony - With this bot, users can play a variety of quizzes on Kik.
Sequel Stories - It is an adventurous storytelling bot.
Secret Admirer - "With Secret Admirer Bot, you can send secret notes to those you've been admiring from afar. It's a great way to spend those Kik points you've been hoarding-that is, if you want to ensure your crush remains a secret!" says Kik.
The Weather Channel - It is a personal weather bot that offers weather conditions and predictions directly on the Kik messenger.
Sephora - This is a cool bot for girls who want to learn about makeup. The bot gives video clips, tutorials and tips about makeup. The bot may also help users to find a product used in a specific tutorial.
Style q + a - This is another bot, which gives advice on makeup, hair fashion, skin care and more.
H&M - This bot acts as a personal stylist.
"Tell us a piece of clothing, and we'll build an outfit around it for you. Anything from joggers and jeans to tops and shirts... we've got you covered!" says Kik.
Kik Points - The Kik Points bots gives users offers to earn points, check balance and spend them.
J-14 Celeb Quizzes - J-14 is a teen entertainment magazine and its Kik bot offers gossip about favorite stars.
GalatronVS - It is a space shooter game, which users can play with friends directly from the Kik messenger.
Arterra - Arterra is a chat-based adventure game, which allows users to play mini games to advance further.
Tickers the Bot - It is a simple Tic Tak Toe bot, which users can play with the computer or with friends.
Check out a short video about the Kik bots.