Behold my private Bot Army !
The flagship bot was Friday, an intelligent, Siri-like Telegram Bot. This never
actually saw the light of day as Natural Language Processing is tough and I
ran into many problems, so I reused Friday Code to make an IRC
bot style digital assistant that responds to fixed commands. It uses
lots of APIs though, which have limited requests So, it is only used by
me and a couple of people I know on Telegram. I plan to release its
source when it is more mature.
One random night, I built @ShipOfMemes
- a twitter bot which posts the dankest memes from the web. It works
completely without human intervention. Just need to switch on my RasPi
everyday. Its a python script which uses praw and tweepy to scrape
images from meme subreddits. MemeShip then posts the most upvoted #memes
to twitter, along with the titles. This thing never gained any
traction anyway so I killed it.
Reddit bot for /r/marvelstudios on reddit. This was made by the
permission of the mods after a user requested it. However, it was banned
by a new, angry mod after it became too spammy. In its 15 day run, it
got approximately 13,000 upvotes. Also entered the sub's pop culture.
Had regular stuff like auto correct and cool stuff like the
!RedditVibranium currency. Source
A telegram bot that uses an unofficial API to identify phone numbers.
Truecaller finds contact details globally, given name or telephone
number. It has created this big database by violating user privacy and
copying their phonebook onto their database. Using this bot, you can get
contact details without giving up your own privacy. You don't need to
use their app at all. This thing worked well for a couple of months, but then
Truecaller changed something at their backend and it died.
I had two other bots, for that gave world
news and technology news to
their respective telegram channels. They
were shut down after operating for a couple of months, mostly because I
Bot is a Reddit bot that takes a linked webpage,
parses it and if its an article, posts text content of the article in a comment
below. (thus removing the need to actually visit the webpage)
Its used on multiple subreddits.