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.
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You may find your bots go offline for a bit while we upgrade some systems here. We’re putting in place a new system that we hope will offer even more stability and reliability for your hosted bots. Thanks for your patience while we get the new stuff in place.
Last night we launched our new site along with a bit of a change in direction for IMified. We started out as a tool (IM bot) that made it easy to connect your instant messenger to popular web applications. We quickly realized that there are a lot of developers out there looking for a simple way to build IM bots and connect them to their applications. V2 of IMified aims to solve that problem by offering a web-based platform that allows developers to write their IM application once in any language, host it on any web server, and point it to any number of screen names on public IM networks like Gtalk™, AIM™, MSN™, and Yahoo™.
We are aware that new bots are not coming online immediately after signing up on the site. We made an unexpected appearance on the Digg home page yesterday into today and are working to get your new bots online as quickly as possible. Under normal load they’d be online right away. Please look here for an announcement when things are back to normal and thank you for trying us out!
Update: Google has been very helpful and resolved the issue. Those with hosted bot.im bots may now talk to them via Gtalk and any other jabber network.
IMified is pleased to announce the launch of our hosted services available through the IMified platform. Now anyone can create an IM bot just as easily as creating a web application.
We think Pownce is really cool. So cool in fact that we did some digging around in their (unofficial) API to see if we could add some sort of IM support to the uber anticipated messaging app. Thanks to guys like Kyle Hays, Mike Taylor, and Clint Ecker, who discovered the hidden api and documented its login scheme, we were able to integrate most Pownce features into a new IMified widget. To add the widget just select the “My Account” option in your IMified menu and click the link provided to access the widget directory.
Sorry for the delay on this one. Just added a new Blogger widget that will allow you to post to your blogger blog using your google account. The widget makes use of the new Gdata api so your login credentials are not stored on our servers. If you are using the prior blogger widget, please delete it from your menu and add the new one.
The posts here have been a bit slow mostly because we’ve been working really hard to publish the first version of the IMified API. With the new API also comes the introduction of what we call IM widgets. IM widgets are services that can be interacted with and added to your IMified menu and can now be developed by anyone, in any language. Check out the API docs and give it a whirl. We can’t wait to see what kind of stuff you guys come up with. We feel like an API was the next logical step for IMified. It’s a lot of fun seeking out and integrated services, but there’s just so much we can do in a day. Our hope is that application owners will embrace our api and build widgets that their users can interact with on IMified. So, if you’d like to see your favorite app on IMified, send them a link to our API and tell them to get crackin.
Over the weekend we added Twitter as a new IMified service. We definitely feel their pain trying to keep an IM bot up and running. We’ve had our own issues in case you haven’t noticed ; ) So when the twitter bot is down feel free to get your twit on over here. For now, all you can do is post status updates but we may build in some other api features if you guys want them. Let us know.