SOURCE: Conversagent

February 06, 2006 06:00 ET

Conversagent Offers Free BuddyScript SDK License for the Development of Conversational MSN Messenger Applications

Easy to Learn and Use, SDK Provides Tools for Building and Deploying Powerful BOT and MSN Messenger Activity Applications in the MSN Instant Messaging Environment

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2006 -- Conversagent, a developer of interactive agent solutions, today announced the availability of the BuddyScript SDK for developers interested in engineering integrated BOT and activity applications for the MSN Messenger platform. BuddyScript BOT and activity applications engage users in typed natural language conversations and operate on the Web, or through any form of text messaging. Licenses for the SDK will be made available at no charge for a period of six months beginning January 29, 2006. Information on the program terms and licensing offer are available at https://buddyscript.conversagent.com/msnoffer.html.

BuddyScript is a simple but powerful language designed specifically for the development of conversational applications. To experience the power and functionality of a BuddyScript engineered application, log on to MSN Messenger and chat with encarta@conversagent.com.

"Our growing community of developers is building MSN Messenger-based interactive agents that can do everything from playing games to delivering map-based information and much more," stated Stephen Klein, CEO of Conversagent. "BuddyScript is easy to learn and use, even for content area experts without high-level programming experience. I'm no programmer and I've developed a handful myself."

"We've already seen runaway popularity of a number of bots developed and deployed using Conversagent's tool-kit," said Todd Biggs, senior product manager at Microsoft Corp. "We're extremely pleased that Conversagent is offering the MSN Messenger community the opportunity to build and deploy bots to a high degree of usage for free. We're excited to see what will come from the development community's imagination combined with MSN Messenger Activities and Conversagent's tools."

Interested developers attending Microsoft's Mix '06 event can attend in a BuddyScript training session. For more information, visit www.mix06.com.

About Conversagent

Conversagent is a developer of online customer service software solutions. The company's Automated Service Agent system engages customers in typed natural language conversations, and delivers answers in real time. Conversagent dramatically improves the way companies serve their customers and employees, enhancing service quality at greatly reduced costs. Fortune 100 companies deploy Conversagent solutions for customer self-service, enterprise information access, marketing, community outreach and more. Conversagent's innovations are protected by issued and pending patents. Conversagent is based in New York, NY, and Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.conversagent.com

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