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Introducing dADroid: Automate your dA routine

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2014, 6:09 PM
:bulletgreen: dADroid
Developer: DRSDavidSoft

dADroid Logo by dADroid-bot

:icondadroid-bot: dADroid-botchangelog 

I've been working on a project that is designed to be a multi-purpose DeviantART bot.  Using dADroid, you'll be able to automate what you do to be faster, easier and more accurate.

There are tons of features for users that I've already programmed into dADroid!

Check my example by posting /llama me comment and get an instant llama over here: dADroid: tools

dADroid also powers the top llama trading groups on DeviantArt.

Here's a quick list of what dADroid will be able to do:
  • DeviantArt   Logging in and keeping sessions
  • Earth   Fetching information about users, groups and deviations
  • deviantART Groups Getting information such as a user's group list, a group's member list or a deviation's favourite list
  • Pencil Sending and receiving comments; featuring comments in a group or profile; hiding comments
  • Note   Sending, receiving and replying to notes
  • + llama emoticon Giving badges (e.g. llamas) to any accounts
  • Points Giving points to any accounts
  • Heart  Watching users
  • +fav  adding deviations to the favourites
  • Eyes  Getting a user's llama activity
  • Star!  Fetching visitor activity
  • Email  Fetching and moderating message center activity (e.g. notifications)
  • Sad dummy Blocking and unblocking users
  • Dollar (US)  Participating in the llamatrade feature automatically
  • Thumbs Up  Organizing and arranging the Gallections (i.e. Gallery and Favourites folders)
  • .... and so on!

You can imagine that by using these features, the bot will be able to do things like:
  • Bonk Scheduling: Give a llama randomly to a random user based on a certain schedule; randomly add a deviation to favourites, etc

  • Pencil Quotes: Post messages such as quotes on the profile pages of a requested user; delivering messages to other accounts (an example is the talkbot)
  • Police Group management: Hide or feature comments based on user membership
  • Buy My Prints Please Automatic trades: Automatically give back llamas to the users who have given you llamas (an example is provided here)
  • Okay... Moving on now... Profile management: Automatically keeps your profile clean by hiding unnecessary comments
  • Party Birthday wishes: Can send you a happy birthday wish!
  • Points Eating Llama Llama Trade: Give llamas to users who have donated points to you
  • Thank you! Thank you! Auto thanks: Send a "thank you" comment to users who have watched you, given you llamas or added your deviation to their favourites folder
  • :happybounce: Greeting: Display a greeting message on any core profile that has the list of visitors enabled (for an example go to dADroid-bot or open DeviousBots)
  • The true Super Llama Badge Statistics: Displaying real-time amount of given/received llamas, and the number of points (an example is on FeedMe-Points account)
  • Reading Curating: Create a "badges hall of fame" page based on llama given amount of a particular list of users (an example is provided here)
  • Magnify Profile Posts: Decide whether to post a "Thank you" message on a user profile; discovering the "reply to this comment" link
  • Juggle Juggling: this one part is still in progress, check back later! 


dADroid is already powering both the GiveALlamaGetALlama and the Give-LlamaGetA-Llama groups, providing llama activity stats and a list of active traders to the users on request!

Developer of any sort of project are welcome to use dADroid's APIs to power your own projects, or download the source code to create a new bot altogether. Handshake

If you are a :points: point account, you can use dADroid to automatically process activity, calculate points and give them to other users. Like what dAhub does and what dATrade formerly did.

dADroid also helps dailygiveget reply to the profile comments!

If you'd like to integrate any part of dADroid in your own projects, I'll be glad to help! I am a dummy!

dADroid is currently in the beta stage La la la la 
Please feel free to test any of its available functions!

I also want to have opinions, suggestions, ideas and anything that you might have in mind regarding this project.  Do you always wanted something that DeviantART hadn't, like email notifications? Would you like to automate something that really annoys you doing manually every day?  What features that you need dA lack?

If you might have any cautions, critiques or anything in particular for doing automated projects, I'd be more than glad to hear them. Any feedback is highly appreciated! 

Help Wanted Boing! Boing! 
Would you like to help with graphic design, bot development, and server hosting? I would appreciate your help. More info here.

Helping you with automation
:bulletblue: Do you miss messages left on your profile, or notes to you?
:bulletblue: Do you wish you could get an e-mail when a specified deviation shows up on your message center?
:bulletblue: Do you give llamas/watches/faves on a regular basis?
:bulletblue: Do you thank whoever gives you a llama randomly by returning another llama, or even leaving a message?
:bulletblue: Are you a points account owner?
:bulletblue: Do you want to automate the points transfer process, but you don't have time or skill to write a bot yourself?

:bulletgreen: Then dADroid is here for you!
By using the dADroid bot in your routine, you can automate your daily tasks, be relaxed and browse all the art in DeviantArt.

dADroid will do the job for you. It will automatically:
- Thank people who have gave you watches/llamas/faves by sending a random comment from a specified list (plz accounts are also supported.)
- Send a welcome message when a deviant joins your group
- Return llamas to whoever have given you one
- Get you points :points: from points accounts, by giving watches/llamas/faves

:bulletgreen: If you are a points account owner, dADroid can:
- Find out if a specified deviant has watched/llama'd/faved a list of other deviants
- Manage how many deviants they have given, calculate and process the amount of points they earned
- Give the points to them on a regular basis or immediately

dADroid is currently helping in llama-list and Give-LlamaGetA-Llama!
Go watch dailygiveget, it is also powered by dADroid-bot.

:bulletred: How does it work?
After logging-in to dADroid, you'll see the configuration page.
You can set different rules for dADroid. For example, you can set a task for it to check the newest dAhub's watches/llamas/faves list, set a rule to automatically give llamas to users who have gave you watches/llamas/faves or enable the automatic welcome and thanks messages.
Once every couple of minutes, dADroid will go online and read your configurations. It checks what requests need to be done, gathers the required information from :deviantart: DeviantArt, processes the data, and replies the data, including commands, back to the dA servers.

:bulletred: How to join?
The dADroid bot is at the beta stage at the moment.
Please leave a comment on this journal and watch DRSDavidSoft for future notifications. The project will be live soon!

:bulletred: I have an idea! / I have a request.
Please let me know if you have a suggestion or request. I'll be glad to hear any good and useful idea you might have!#1 

:bulletred: I want to test the Project now!
:bulletred: I am a Programmer / Software Developer
You can join the dADroid test team by sending a note to me at DRSDavidSoft.
Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated.
If you are a software developer, feel free to join the coding team.  You can also help with debugging and testing the project!
Since I have decided to make this project open-source, all the code will be available in a GitHub repository in the future.

:bulletblue: Do you use points accounts like :icondahub: dAhub?
Are you tired of checking the "newest" list every often, and giving llamas and/or watching deviants one by one?
Then dADroid can automate that process for you! ***

* dAhub modules would only work for verified accounts.
** Your account would still give watches/llamas/faves, only it would be automated by the bot, and not done manually by you (i.e. pressing the "Give" button).
*** With the news of dAhub being shut down, I have removed this feature from the code.

Please note: I would like to know your opinions, ideas, suggestions, feedbacks and comments on this project.

Thanks for all the great and encouraging comments! I have decided to finish this project and make it online for everyone.

P.S.: If you are one of these haters, please just ignore my project, Okay?  No hard feelings.

Have a great day! :)