[FAQ] Can we have a tipbot for social network XYZ?
Below I provide information on Reddcoin tipbots: what’s the current status of development for each social network; is it feasible; if not, why. I’ll keep updating this post in due course.
Please leave comment if I missed any one.
Reddit: fully functional
Twitter: fully functional
Twitch.tv: fully functional
The tipbot already listens in several channels. Check out Team Reddcoin.
Justin.tv: fully functional
The tipbot is not running because no streamer is signed up yet.
IRC: fully functional
Twitch tipbot is based on IRC protocol. So we get IRC tipbots for all IRC channels for free.
Need to investigate unofficial implementation of APIs. Extra complexity.
Not the most friendly API to implement a tipbot due to lack of direct support for notification of mention, which might be mitigated by search.
Lack of API support for user comment and notification. Google does plan to further integrate Youtube with Google+ so one day it might become feasible through Google+ APIs.
Due to strict legal terms and conditions.
Extremely limited APIs.
APIs are rich enough to support user comment and notification but notification is restricted to users having already participated in answering a question, which means to receive notification the tipbot must post a comment under every single new question. Also StackOverFlow mods are not friendly to bots.
No official API. Illegal to use any unofficial reverse-engineered APIs.
Sina Weibo: To-do
The most popular Chinese version of Twitter. APIs are also very similar to Twitter’s. Need real-identity verification during registration, especially difficult for foreigners. Low API rate limit. Need to double-check support for Chinese characters (current code base already uses UTF-8).
WeChat: To investigate
The most popular Chinese version of Whatsapp.
Limited support for notification of mention: only users having already made comment on the same post can be mentioned and notified. Disqus does plan to support mention of arbitrary user. No timeline available.
No support for notification of mention in comment. The list of APIs can be found here
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