On Saturday, January 29th our network operations team will be performing network upgrades from the hours of 1am est. – 5am est.
Some of you may have heard that Twitter is dropping support for one of the authentication methods that their API supports in favor of a new, more secure authentication system by June, 2010. IMified has always used the more secure OAuth authentication method to connect Twitter to your bot’s, so there won’t be an issues when the change is in place.
Today we hit a bit of milestone. We’re now hosting over 10k active IM, Twitter, and SMS bots! This year in particular we’ve nearly doubled the amount of apps we’re hosting. If you are one of the 10k apps doing something cool on the platform, please let us know, we’d love to hear about it.
Over at the Voxeo Developer’s Corner blog, I’ve posted an article and sample code that shows how to add reporting to your IM bots with Google Analytics. Read the rest of this entry »
Apparently our account with our DNS provider has lapsed. We apologize for the downtime. DNS service has been restored and IMified.com as well as bot.im bots should be resolving soon.
Last month we announced the ability to “SMSify” your applications by providing you with a free SMS enabled phone number to connect to your IMified applications. We had a limited number of phone numbers available and quickly ran out. Today, we have added a bunch of new numbers to the pool and re-enabled the sms tab in the bot settings page. Grab one while they’re still available. Check out our previous post on the addition of SMS to IMified for more info.
Some developers saw their Twitter bots begin replying multiple times to every message yesterday. We apologize for that and are working to prevent it from happening again in the future.
When we started IMified, we had some ideas for a couple of simple apps that ran over IM. It turned out that compared to developing a web app, sending and receiving instant messages was complicated and required understanding of all sorts of arcane rules and techniques. We wished for an easy way to send and receive instant messages. So we built a service that allowed anyone that can build a web app to plug into IM networks.