Research Outline

Chatbot Development Platforms


To provide an analysis of AI chatbot development engines/platforms such as Dialogflow firebase and flutter towards developing a chatbot for AI data sets.

Early Findings

Data Availability

The initial round of research indicates that data availability is sufficient for this topic.

Chatbot Development Tools

  • Ten examples of free AI chatbot builders similar to Dialogflow are:
    • Chatfuel
    • MobileMonkey
    • ManyChat
    • Botsify
    • Flow XO
    • Pandorabots
    • Aivo
    • Chatteron
    • SendPulse
    • Sequel


Key Features
  • They offer both free and paid plans. The "Pro plan starts at $14/mo, the Unicorn plan at $29/mo, and the Team plan at $199/mo."
  • Toyota
  • Century 21
  • SofaMania
  • Big Buys Pizza
  • Self Defense Company


  • Our preliminary research provided a list of 10 free AI chatbot development platforms that are similar to Dialogflow.
  • Within the initial hour of research, we were able to provide an analysis of one of the platforms identified - MobileMonkey. We provided valuable information on the features, pricing, pros and cons, and examples of top clients that have used the product.
  • We propose further hours of research to provide a comparative analysis of 9 other platforms, as well as a further deep dive into the chatbot development space with the following proposals.