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Twitter Game Bot

Just a simple bot skeleton which can be used by game developers to post content to twitter on a regular basis.

Implementation example:

require 'twitter_game_bot'
require 'CGI'

class MyGame < SCEA::TweetBot

  trigger_hourly        :tweet_top_player_changes
  trigger_daily         :tweet_top_5, "14:00 - PST"
  trigger_weekly        :tweet_weekly_stats, "Monday - 15:00 - PST"

  twitter_credentials   :login => 'mnr', :password => 'sekrit'
  game_api_credentials  :login => 'mnr', :password => 'sekrit'
  game_api_url          'http://mnr.com/beatit/'

  def tweet_top_player_changes
    last_top_5 = load_data[:last_top_5]
    top_5      = game_api.top_5.to_hash # expected -> {1 => 'James', 2 => 'Peter', 3 => 'Louisa'}
    save_data(:last_top_5, top_5)
    diff       = top_5.diff(last_top_5)
    diff.each do |position, name|
      tweet "#{CGI.escape(name)} is now #{position.ordinalize}"
    end
  end

  def tweet_top_5
    # let's convert {2 => 'Peter', 1 => 'James', 3 => 'Louisa'} to
    #               [[1,'James'], [2,'Peter'], [3,'Louisa']]
    sorted_top_5 = game_api.top_5.sort
    msg = sorted_top_5.map do |position, name|
      "#{position.ordinalize}: #{CGI.escape(name)}"
    end.join(' ')
    tweet msg
  end

  def tweet_weekly_stats
    # TODO
  end

end

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright

Copyright © 2010 Matt Aimonetti. See LICENSE for details.

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