Sunday, August 28, 2005

Future Plans

I've gotten the blogger bot working about as solidly as I wanted it to. Its time to look into ATOM over XMPP and see how in the world that works. I still want to figure out how to support "conversations" with the bot such that there can be a question response question flow to user interactions as opposed to the command args method I use for interaction now.

It'd be nice to be able to have something like this:
me: post an entry
bloggerIM: What is the title of the entry
me: This is my title
bloggerIM: Your title is "This is my title." What would you like your post to say?
me: This is my post. I like this new bloggerIM conversation thing
bloggerIM: Now posting:
This is my title
This is my post. I like this new bloggerIM conversation thing
bloggerIM: Successfully posted entry #12345432354352435

Wouldn't that be nice! I don't know what exactly the best way to implement this without a massive sort of rewrite of the bot architecture.