Friday, June 26, 2020

How to create your own special event bot

Chatbots are an exceptional way to grab users attention for your next special event. They can register and inform people through the web, via email, or even with social media.

To create your own special event bot, first head to Bot Libre or Bot Libre for Business.

Here you'll want to sign up for a new account, and then click on the "Bots" icon at the top of the screen.

Select "New Bot", give your bot a name, and then set the template to special_event_bot. 

Click create and we're almost done!

At this point you've created a bot, but they still have generic special event responses. Let's change that.

 

Select the Admin box and navigate to the Training & Chat Logs page.

Here you can handle greetings, responses, all the way up to more the advanced topics like conversation flows or Facebook accounts all with a few clicks!

To get you started have a chat with our demo special event bot

If you encountered any issues, or would like help setting up your bot please email us at support@botlibre.com or upgrade to our Platinum service and we can build your bot for you.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Searching Twitter tweets by location

Bot Libre allows to you connect your bot with a Twitter account. This allows you to automate interactions with your community, or automate the posting of information. For a tutorial on creating a Twitter bot see:

https://www.botlibre.com/forum-post?id=5015

Always ensure you comply with Twitter's terms of service and automation rules,

https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-automation

Bot Libre's Twitter integration includes support for auto replies to mentions or direct messages to your bot, auto retweeting, Tweet search, auto replies, and auto posts.  The Tweet search feature allows your bot to search for tweets on Twitter to process with its rules.

In your bot's Admin Console on its Twitter page you can configure your Twitter bot's rules. One option is the "Tweet Search", this allows you to enter multiple Twitter search queries (each on a new line).  A Twitter search can contain a list of keywords, but can also include many other commands, for a full list see,

https://twitter.com/search-advanced

One option is geo location. This lets you search tweets by location.

For example to queries all tweets on the #chatbots hashtag in the USA you can use:

#chatbots geocode:39.8,-95.583068847656,2500km

To use geocode you need to know the coordinate of the city or location you are interested in. Here is a good website to get the coordinates for a place:

https://www.latlong.net/

For more geo location examples see:

http://thoughtfaucet.com/search-twitter-by-location/examples/