LINE TAIWAN TechPulse 2018 conference to be held Dec. 21

The conference will demonstrate the many potential applications of LINE to third-party developers

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LINE hopes to attract new partners at the event (Image by LINE Corp.)

LINE hopes to attract new partners at the event (Image by LINE Corp.)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese communication software development company LINE Corp. announced today that this year’s LINE TAIWAN TechPulse Developer Conference will be held in Taipei on Dec. 21, according to CNA.

LINE TAIWAN TechPulse 2017 was attended by over 700 third-party developers hoping to help the company expand its services. The conference highlighted LINE Corp.’s latest developments and expounded future plans for the messaging platform, including the introduction of Messaging API, which helps build bots for user interaction.

“Interaction” is the main axis of this year’s TechPulse, and the organization aims to show developers how to use the LINE platform to facilitate better interpersonal interactions and ensure better communication of information through services. It will also reintroduce the many potential applications of LINE, including the registration of chat robots.

LINE said one of the event’s main focuses will be the Internet of Things (IoT)—devices, vehicles, and home appliances that connect and exchange data via the internet. There will be an IoT interactive area where attendees can complete a variety of tasks using the IoT in a mini city to control devices using the LINE app. The experience will demonstrate LINE’s IoT capabilities to developers.

Director of LINE Taiwan’s new product development department, Marco Chen (陳鴻嘉), will introduce the company’s new technical development strategies from the perspective of “global vision” and “local implementation.”

Additionally, Chen will share how LINE Taiwan’s engineering team works with others internationally to cultivate professional developments collaboratively.

LINE was ranked as the third most-used social network in Taiwan last year in statistics compiled by Statista.