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Today’s Special Robot

For those who don’t know what is Today’s Special. It is an Bot hosted in Google App Engine that provide you with Daliy dose of Quotes, Words, Joke, Horoscope, History and Cricket Score.

Click here to know more about Today’s Special.

Today’s Special Bot was initially accessible via XMPP clients only. But now I have extended it to be an Google Wave Robot.

Now Today’s Special will also be accessible via Google Wave.

For those who haven’t yet tried Today’s Special Bot. It is very simple just add todays-special@appspot.com.  Following are the steps:

  1. Start New Wave.
  2. Click on + sign at the top bar as shown below.Screen1
  3. Add todays-special@appspot.com

Thats all, now you are all set to use this Robot. As soon as you finish adding you see screen as shown below:

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Now type valid command from the list of commands.  For example  “Quotes” and press Done, this will fetch list of Quotes.

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Posted by on November 8, 2009 in XMPP

 

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Today’s Special

Today’s Special, a special menu put by most of the Hotels, Restaurants etc for displaying the list of Special items of the day. On Similar concept I have created this Internet bot agent which serve Quotes, Words etc of the day.

Following are the items that agent currently offers:

  • Quotes of the day
  • Words of the day
  • Historical events of the day
  • Horoscope of the day
  • Joke of the day
  • Cricket Scores

How to use it?

Following are the steps to try and use this agent:

  • First thing you need to have is Google Account and need to use Google Talk.
  • Add todays-special@appspot.com as a contact. To Add click onAdd Button button at the bottom of the Google Talk.
  • You should now see todays-special@appspot.com in your contacts on gtalk, just like any other friend of yours.

Google Talk

That’s it, now you are all set to use this agent. Open an chat window, just as you do for chatting with any of your friend. But unlike any other friend of yours, this agent friend will reply only to valid commands.

Chat Window

Commands

Following are the list of valid commands on which agent will reply.

  1. Quotes: This will fetch list of Quotes for the day.
  2. Words: This will fetch list of Words for the day and their meaning.
  3. History: This will fetch the list of Historical Events for the day.
  4. Horoscope:Sunsign: This will fetch the horoscope based on the Sun sign.  e.g Horoscope:Leo
  5. Joke: This will fetch Joke of the day.
  6. CricketScore: Will give the latest Cricket Score for the games being played.
  7. Help: Will list all the valid commands.

All the information that is returned against each command is obtained from various RSS feeds and is processed to be displayed accordingly.

Contribution

This agent is in its very early stage, so all those who are interested and are having some thing that they can offer are most welcomed.

Each one of you can contribute to this in various ways:

  • Providing feedback.
  • Discussing and Sharing ideas.
  • Providing with some useful RSS feeds that can be integrated to current solution.
 
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Posted by on September 29, 2009 in XMPP

 

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