Learn how to host bots on Glitch.
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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.
- Creative Bots: a template for making creative online bots, currently supports Twitter, Tumblr, and Mastodon
- Slack Blueprints: project blueprints to kickstart building integrations for Slack
- Slack slash commands template
- Slack Parrot
- Slack IMDB slash command
- Slack Weather slash command
- Message Action and Dialog Blueprint
- BPOLL: Do better polls in Slack
Facebook Messenger bots¶
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— Pursuit Podcast (@PursuitPod) March 13, 2018
- Tracery Mastodon Bot
- Skype Bot using Bot Builder SDK
- Microsoft Teams
- Discord bot example
- Bottery (learn more on project’s GitHub page)
You can also check out Handy bots on Glitch, or search directly for terms like [twitter] or [slack].
Guides and tutorials¶
- Glitch – Frequently Asked Questions (glitch.com)
- Language support on Glitch
- Importing a node.js bot from GitHub to Glitch
- Importing a Python Slack bot from GitHub to Glitch
- Botkit is better with Slack’s Events API (Slack Developer Blog via medium.com)
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