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  • How we redesigned the LINE Developers documentation site
    Kenneth Lau 2017.11.07

    Technical writer in charge of developer documentation for the LINE Platform

    Hi, my name is Kenneth Lau and I'm a technical writer working on the documentation for our developer products here at LINE. As you may have already noticed, we recently released a major update to our LINE Developers site, which provides information about our developer products such as LINE Login and the Messaging API and a developer console for managing your apps. For a quick breakdown of the changes to the site, see our Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site news post.

    In this blog post, I'd like to focus on the changes we've made to the technology that runs behind the site and our authoring process for developer documentation. I'll talk about how we switched to using a static site generator, how this has affected the way we develop docs, and what changes we plan to make in the future. But first, let me give you a brief introduction to the LINE Developers site.

    LINE Developers LINE Platform Technical writing Docs

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  • LINE's Experiences with Chatbots in Asia
    Mark Serrano 2017.10.31

    I'm Mark Serrano, a technical consultant for the LINE Platform.

    Hi, I'm Mark Serrano, a technical consultant for the LINE Platform. On October 10th, I attended the Business of Bots conference in San Francisco as an invited speaker and panelist. In this blog, I would like to talk about my experience at the conference and also share what I talked about in my session.

    The conference

    The conference was held at South San Francisco Conference Center in South San Francisco, California. The attendees were from companies in many different industries from hotels, to car companies, and even sports teams. All of them came eager to learn more about chatbots and how to use them to add value to their businesses. Sessions covered an array of topics from best practices for making bots to in-depth case studies of companies that used bots to improve their businesses.

    My session

    In my session, I talked about some major business use cases for chatbots in LINE's major markets of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia. I also outlined what I think the future looks like for chatbots in LINE's major markets.

    LINE Platform LINE Chatbot chatbot

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  • LINE DEVELOPER DAY 2017 Recap
    Teppei Miki 2017.10.25

    Tech PR at LINE Corp.

    Hi, I'm Miki, a technical public relations specialist at LINE Corporation.

    On September 28, LINE held a technical conference, LINE DEVELOPER DAY 2017 (DevDay) at Shibuya, Tokyo. DevDay was a huge success with more than 1,000 engineers from within our company and externally in attendance. I would like to once again express my gratitude to all the participants.

    This year, we gave the venue a new look and introduced many new ideas, content and events at DevDay. We covered a broad spectrum of topics and more than doubled the number of sessions from 17 last year to 39 sessions this year.

    Here, I'd like to share what it was like at DevDay in photos. Hopefully, through these photos, you'll be able to get a sense of the unique atmosphere at the conference.

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  • LINE Developer Meetup in Fukuoka #18 Firsthand Report
    ha1f 2017.08.23


    Hi, I'm ha1f, the iOS development engineer for LINE Creators Studio here at LINE Fukuoka. I’ll be giving you a firsthand report of the "LINE Developer Meetup in Fukuoka #18" that took place here in Fukuoka on July 19.

    LINE Creators Studio Android with Kotlin / Dave

    This session was led by Dave, who has been with the company for two years and until recently was the Android development engineer for LINE Creators Studio. Modern languages / frameworks like Kotlin, Anko, and RxBinding are being used in the development of the Android version of Creators Studio. Dave talked about their advantages and the reasons they were adopted while manipulating code snippets.

    LINE Fukuoka LINE Developer Meetup Kotlin RxSwift

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  • Why You Should Be Building Bots for SNS Services
    JoseLuis Takahashi 2017.07.07

    JoseLuis works as a consultant and product manager for LINE Platform products. His goal is to provide new features and innovation to LINE Platform with latest technologies.

    Hi, I'm Jose Luis from LINE Development Center 1, a lead technical consultant and a product manager at LINE.

    On May 18th, I participated in one of the Engage sessions at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam as an invited speaker. I'd like to share about the Engage session and briefly cover the event itself, but first, I would like to express my gratitude to The Next Web for the invitation.

    Opening

    The opening event was fantastic. It was filled with music and visual effects, which most IT events do not have much acquaintance with. Can you feel the excitement from the pictures?

    Exhibition

    The exhibition was mostly filled with startups with great ideas. Sponsoring companies were looking for investment opportunities. It was great to see such venue set up to help startups. I personally hope to see LINE get more involved in helping out startup companies in near future.

    chatbot 登壇レポート

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