:a python application [DEMO], for twitter automation with Cloud Foundry on IBM Bluemix
- language: Python 3.6.1
- libraries: tweepy, time, multiprocessing, opencv-python, numpy, workzeug
- web framework: flask
- style: PEP 8: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
- infrastructure: IBM Bluemix, https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/bluemix/
- platform: Cloud Foundry, https://www.cloudfoundry.org/
- working app: https://holberton-mtb.mybluemix.net/
- original app: https://mtb.mybluemix.net/
- blog: http://www.davidjohncoleman.com/2017/mini-tweet-bot/
Demo of how a company could customize mini tweet bot to use for their lobby, an event, a promotion, or other public relations campaign. For the original tweet bot, check out the link to the 'original' above. Note: This demo is designed to function on an ipad tablet, and therefore does not format properly on all devices.
For integration with IBM Bluemix, cloudfoundry apps, see the README.md from the below referenced repository. Or read the blog post referenced above, or check out the original mini tweet bot referenced above.
- for complete file list see file:
from local machine:
$ python3 app.py
with cloudfoundry CLI:
$ cf login -a api.[my-cloudfoundry].com $ cd [my-app-directory] $ cf push -b https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-python.git
Note: use latest heroku python buildpack for most updated python & pip versions
build your own bot
- fork or clone the github repository.
- get your own twitter app from twitter dev tools linked above.
- change the
mycredentials.pyfile name to
- change the strings from the credentials file to contain your personal twitter information.
- change the twitter feed link in the HTML tag to instead link to your twitter feed.
- change the link of the twitter handle in the nav HTML tag to link instead to your linked twitter account.
- change the icon/ logos to your preference
- find the cloud to host the app. Mini tweet bot is already setup with Cloud Foundry for IBM Bluemix, but other cloud services will work as well.
NOTE: The mini tweet bot functions most successfully when hosted on a
cloud. However, if you would like to run the app on your own machine, you can
run it, and it will be loaded on a local host port IP address such as:
http://0.0.0.0:8080/. If you do not want the user interface, you should then
use only the tweet functions, and run them on an as needed basis. Here is an
example of how to run a single function from the
singletweet.py file in the
$ cat singletweet.py import tweepy from credentials import * auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret) auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret) api = tweepy.API(auth) def tweet_text(tweetvar): """ tweets text from input variable """ try: api.update_status(tweetvar) except: print("error") pass tweet_text("this tweet is an example of running a tweet function in python") $ python singletweet.py