LINE Engineering

  • 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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    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.

    linedevday LINE DEVELOPER DAY

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  • Implementing a queue for LINE LIVE PC transmission
    Yappo 2017.09.19

    Greetings, this is Yappo, in charge of LINE LIVE development. On this blog post, I will introduce a queue for delaying tasks, created for transmitting LINE LIVE service from users' PC.

    How LINE LIVE was broadcasting

    We used to have two ways to broadcast LINE LIVE. One is to broadcast directly from the LINE LIVE app and the other is to broadcast from computers. Broadcasting from computers required using the LINE Official Account Manager site and RTMP software (or an exclusive tool). In other words, users were only able to broadcast using the LINE LIVE app, and not PC; only the LINE OA managers have been able to use computers to broadcast.

    When you look at the following two sequence diagrams, you would probably think that the implementations for the two transmission types would be completely different. Much to your surprise, the fundamental designs are the same.

    LINE LIVE Redis

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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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  • LINE and Intertrust Security Summit 2017 Spring, Tokyo 2
    Naohisa Ichihara 2017.08.18

    Hello, this is Ichihara from the LINE security team. I am in charge of security consultation for LINE services, providing countermeasures for account hacking and abusing, researching authentication technology, and engaging in standardization activities.

    Today, I would like to share with you an event titled, "LINE and Intertrust Security Summit 2017 Spring, Tokyo", co-hosted by LINE and Intertrust on May 17. I will cover this event over two posts; this is the second part of the recap. Have a look at the first part from here

    Here is a few basic information of the event.

    Security Intertrust

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