A li'l ol' Skype bot


#1

Project URL: https://hyperdev.com/#!/project/blossom-gambler

This provides a basic one-on-one message Skype functionality with their new Skype bot API. Check it out here -----> https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/bots

Once you’ve got a bot registered with Skype, put your app id and secret in .env, register your hyperdev app as the Message Webhook, and then Skype will pass any events along to you. This sample implementation just replies to whoever sent each message in turn. It should also be easy to add further functionality; the Skype bot API is still pretty basic.


#2

This looks very cool!


#3

Thanks! Share your remixes!


#4

I’m a fan of Slack and Slackbots… does the server environment that hyperdev sets up stay running & available for random pings?


#5

Yup! It does go to sleep after a little bit of inactivity, but it wakes up response to requests. So, the first ping can take a few seconds to get a response.


#6

Very cool! I used it as the starting point for a Slack echo /command bot at https://hyperdev.com/#!/project/speckle-foe . First time using nodejs, and I spend almost an hour trying various npm packages for Slack before just skipping them and writing a handler directly. Might try creating a full Slack Bot in HyperDev this weekend if I find time.

Looks like someone else did a similar project at https://hyperdev.com/#!/project/wheat-flower


#7

Nice! I have been playing around with Botkit, which is very flexible.


#8

Hi guys! Microsoft have now officially deprecated the Skype API that’s used in this project. So, it might be worth removing it from the gallery. The only real point was to be a quick example of how to authenticate against the API, which is what I had the most trouble with.

Cheers!


#9

Sorry to hear that! Thanks for letting us know.