Google brings RCS, the next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Android phones on Sprint

 As promised earlier this year, Google is bringing RCS – Rich Communications Service, an upgrade to the SMS standard – to Android devices. Its first carrier partner on the initiative is Sprint, which is rolling out RCS messaging to its customers with Android devices, starting today. Once enabled, RCS will offer Android users an enhanced messaging experience over SMS, with features… Read More

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Build a Simple FB Messenger Bot with AWS Lambda

This tutorial assumes that you have at least some experience with AWS. You don’t need to be an expert (I’m certainly not) but this maybe shouldn’t be the very first thing you do with AWS.

Part 1 – Facebook Page and App

Facebook Messenger Bots need to be tied to a Facebook Page so if you don’t have an existing page you want to use or just want to create a test bot first on a new page you can create a new one here. (If you are creating a dummy page for a test bot then during the page setup process feel free to press “Skip” button whenever it is available.)

Next you will need to create a new Facebook app. Once you have created that app go to the “+ Add Product” area. Find Messenger click on the “Get Started”.

Scroll down to “Token Generation” and select

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