April 12, 2016 – LINE Corporation today announced the start of free provision for BOT API Trial Accounts ahead of its plans to open up access to its messaging API later in the year.
At the “LINE Conference Tokyo 2016” held on March 24, LINE shared plans for the strategic opening of the business platform on its communication app in order to enhance the wide variety of services provided by businesses over LINE to be more convenient, easier and fun for users. As one part of this strategy, LINE will open up access to its messaging API to deepen real-time communication between users and companies and encourage the development of all kinds of new LINE accounts.
Starting today, LINE will begin distributing 10,000 free BOT API Trial Accounts to third-party developers worldwide on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, LINE has just launched its new business portal site for managing LINE@ and LINE Login settings today, called LINE Business Center, where interested parties can register for the free trial via the site to begin creating their BOT accounts.
BOT API Trial Account holders will be able to link the systems and services developed by themselves or their company with a LINE account and create a BOT account that can send and receive API-driven messages.
Whether it’s synching with restaurant search or scheduling apps to provide notifications or issue coupons, or to synching with smart appliances and other hardware to make them operable via LINE, the creation and implementation of various accounts based on CRM and IoT concepts will give LINE users access to services and features that have never been available previously on LINE .
Under its corporate mission “Closing the distance,” LINE will continue developing new initiatives and systems to accelerate expansion and improve services to not only to bring people closer to each other but also closer to a wide variety of information, services and products.