Hosting bots on Glitch

Learn how to host bots on Glitch.

📅 5 years ago | Updated 5 months ago

Before you start making bots, consider reading these essays and articles. Also worth browsing: resources for cleaning up your bot's language.

Botwiki on Glitch 🎏

What is Glitch?

Glitch is a community (and a website) that “helps you build the app or bot of your dreams”. Botwiki has several tutorials and guides on how to use Glitch to create and host bots.

In fact, it’s Stefan’s Twitter bot templates that power many of the Twitter apps on Glitch. His templates provide a useful springboard to the throngs of devs who are eager to quickly create a Twitter app or bot on Glitch, and they’ve already been remixed by more than 350 other app creators.

Creator Spotlight: Building Twitter Bots with Stefan Bohacek (Glitch via medium.com, May 2017)

Glitch officially only supports node.js, but folks have been able to use many other languages, including Python. Also note that using pinging services, formerly a common and accepted practice on the platform, has been banned.

Project templates

Amazon Alexa

Twitch

Other

You can also check out Handy bots on Glitch, or search directly for terms like [twitter] or [slack].

Guides and tutorials

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