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README.md

mini tweet bot

:a python application, for twitter automation with Cloud Foundry on IBM Bluemix

python

cloud:

examples:

twitter:

description

This has my integrations of the tweepy python library to auto generate tweets, retweets, and to follow users. There is a custom integration with twitter to allow multiple users or anyone from the public to post tweets to one specified twitter account. The current specified twitter account is specified above; however, any account can be substituted such as a tourist destination twitter account or company account. The app is designed to run on cloudfoundry applications with IBM Bluemix.

documentation

For integration with IBM Bluemix, cloudfoundry apps, see the README.md from the below referenced repository. Or read the blog post referenced above.

file List

  • for a complete list of file explanations, please see the file ./FILELIST.md

usage

  • 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.py file name to credentials.py
  • 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.

demo screen shot

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 ./support directory:

$ 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

Author

David John Coleman II. Check out my website davidjohncoleman.com

License

MIT License