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Introducing dADroid: Automate your dA routine

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 30, 2014, 6:09 PM
:bulletgreen: dADroid (online - beta)
Developer: DRSDavidSoft


3D Render: dADroid Crystals by DRSDavidSoft

:icondadroid-bot: dADroid-botchangelog 

Introduction 
I've been working on a dA-related project called the dADroid (dADroid-bot) which is designed to be a multi-purpose dA bot. Using dADroid, you'll be able to automate what you do to be easier, faster and more exact.

If you are a developer, you'll be able to use dADroid's APIs to power your own bot, or download the source code to create a new bot altogether.

For DeviantArt users, there are tons of features that I've already programmed into dADroid!

For example, you can get a llama by posting /llama me as a comment over here: dADroid: tools

dADroid also powers the top llama trading groups on DeviantArt.


Features
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! 

Collaborations 
Handshake 
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!

If you are a 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!

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



dADroid is currently in the beta stage I am a dummy! 
Please feel free to test any of its available functions!

I also want to collect suggestions, ideas and anything that you might have in mind regarding this project. Do you always wanted something that dA 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 against this kind of things, I'd be more than glad to hear them. Any feedback is highly appreciated! 


Help Wanted Boing! Boing! 
Would you like to help regarding 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! ***



NOTES:
* 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.


Update:
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! :)

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:iconautumngoose:
AutumnGoose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, looking forward to this!
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:icongoaga:
goaga Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
is this project still going on?
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late response.  Yes, this project is still going on!
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:iconv0idspacer:
V0IDSPACER Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I would really love to use this if possible--I've got so many llamas I want to return but I simply don't have the time to do so, as a student and full-time artist.
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for being so late to answer this! 

I have this project in my todo-list that would do an excellent job in returning llamas!

LlamaTrader Concept UI by dADroid-bot
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:iconmichaelsboost:
michaelsboost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to use automatic llama return and auto-reply on favs/watch/lamas!
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:iconbubble-s:
Bubble-s Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one. I need one
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:iconcrystalquartz731:
CrystalQuartz731 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:squee:I HAVE A SUGGESTION!!!:squee:


(It's really more of a request)


Hello, as you can see, I have a suggestion for a specific tool, or a bot.

I would like something that automates the process of adding deviations to groups. There is something similar that's already on DeviantArt, but it leaves a lot to be desired. It also only shows the groups that you're an administrator of.

What I would use would be any group, member, administrator, or neither.

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Details:

1. It would automaticly decide which folder your deviation is submitted to, by comparing the information that you used for the "Select Category" section when you submitted it, to other deviations in that folder. Or something else, because I don't really know whether or not that would even be accurate.

2. Also, it would have an extra option to specify which folder it's submitted to if you decide you don't want the bot to do it.

3. It would tell you whether or not your deviation is immediately accepted. It would also tell you if the target folder is full, or you've reached the global limit.

4. You specify which groups to submit to by clicking some type of "Add Group" button. When you click this button, you would get an extra box, similar to when you give points or llamas. This box would have a "Choose Group" button, then underneath that it would say, or search current groups, and a search bar underneath that, with an alphabetized list of your groups under that. And under that, would be a select all button. The list would conatin any group that your 
associated with, along with their names, and avatars. To be counted as associated with a group, you have to be either a Member, Administrator, Co-Founder, Founder, etc. You must join the group in some way. 

It would be set up like this:

[Add Group]

       or

Search For A Current Group:

*THE SEARCH BAR GOES HERE* [Select All]

*LIST OF GROUPS GOES HERE*

5. To specify a group manually, you click the button and yet another, smaller, box will appear that you can type into. You will type the name exactly.

An example,

Correct: DeviousBots
Incorrect: deviousBots

Underneath the text box, you press a button, that will be a button that says "Add". If you don't type the name correctly, or it doesn't exist, it tells you.

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Sooooo...

Okay, I know that this is a lot information, and very, very specific. :| (Blank Stare) 

I kind of went all out on explaining exactly what I was imagining in my head. Sweating a little...

Sorry about that. Blush 

So, please tell me if this is possible. I understand if you don't want to. hmm 



So tell me what you think! ;p




-Jonathan Brown
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really sorry to reply to you this late!

What you are suggesting is possible BUT will be really hard to implement!

Some issues that I can think of are the following:
  1. Where is the source of deviations? Should it look for the newest deviations, random deviations, deviations in other groups, etc...
  2. Similarly, what groups should be the deviation be analyzed for?
  3. It'll be really, super hard to write an accurate comparison routine to analyze the deviations!
In any case, thanks for leaving your suggestion, but I think it's something that dt or hq need to address!
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:iconaosapphire:
AoSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Student Filmographer
That sounds cool. It's what I've been looking for :)

It's kinda hard clicking some deviants so that I can click the "watch" one by one... Sometimes it even takes a few minutes because of the internet connection or slow loading and stuffs.
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:iconshayotita:
Shayotita Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
where can I get one of these? I hardly have time to give thanks or give llama to so many people
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:iconjm-matthews:
JM-Matthews Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Writer
I've been using the DA Droid for the past few days. It's amazing. So much that some people just assumed I was a bot!
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:iconpalewildflower:
palewildflower Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to use automatic llama return and auto reply on favs/watch/lamas! I wish it could auto-favorite certain tags, that would be awesome too!
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:iconagnosticdragon:
AgnosticDragon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Every single point account listed at :iconpoint-police: is currently offline.
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:iconvictorienxp:
VictorienXP Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
I'll be interested mostly to use the automatic llama return ^-^
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:iconjxdemotion:
jxdemotion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like to betatest!
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:iconfurryfactory:
FurryFactory Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want to use automatic llama return and auto reply on favs/watch/lama , can i be beta-tester ?
I want to test the Project now! :D
Thank you !
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XoXAshleys-ArtXoX Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I click the link to the dadroid page, i either am returned to this journal or told to log in, and when I do log in, nothing happens.
What do I do?
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I noted you about the automatic llama return feature!
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:iconkoyukikuroya:
KoyukiKuroya Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:damphyr: Hello! I had an idea that I haven't been able to find yet, or I just haven't searched deep enough. But was wondering if there was a bot where I can auto reply to every deviant's profile page who favs my work within a certain period of time (let's say within 24hrs of first faving). The auto reply at the end of that period will be a customized message like "Thank you so much for faving :deviationtitle:, :deviationtitle:, and :deviationtitle:, I seriously appreciate it n n" where :deviationtitle: were the deviation favorited within those 24hrs. Adding to that would be if the deviant has already favorited my work in the past, there would be an auto reply just adding "Thanks so much again blah blah n n " (I usually keep track of this with a llama but it becomes tedious when I get too many favs in a day/week).
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Sorry for the late response.

Actually, I have indeed written a tool specifically for that. The tool does exactly what you want: At specified intervals, replies to favorites, watches and/or llamas with a thank you message.

However, there are some obstacles in it:
1) It involves providing your login information which many people aren't much comfortable with.
2) Some people aren't that much fond of getting an appreciation reply. They might even block you for thanking them favoriting your work.

If you need any other automation that doesn't contain risks such as above, I'll be glad to help.
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:iconkirbyandfriendss:
KirbyAndFriendss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Artist
okay im done wtaching so how do it get into it? i need it for my page
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:iconkirbyandfriendss:
KirbyAndFriendss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Artist
what am spouse to do? tell me
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:iconkirbyandfriendss:
KirbyAndFriendss Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Artist
how do i use him? i want to use him for Point-For-point 
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:iconsviestuke:
Sviestuke Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome
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:iconscopywithoutfarming:
ScopyWithoutFarming Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ay I think I was looking at this a while back and I was so sad I couldn't find it, yet it's here ^.^ Can't wait till it's fully out if it isn't yet ;o;
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:iconfuture-dose:
Future-Dose Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How do we login into dADroid ? and did this project started?
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The project is in beta stage, meaning some of the features are currently working (see dADroid-bot), but not all of it is finished.
You can login to dADroid using its link (dADroid.ir/login), but in order for it do anything, you have to send a note to dADroid-bot, ans specify what you'd like it to do for you (e.g. automatic llama trading.)
Thanks for the interest!
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:iconpuffjiggly:
PuffJiggly Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh now this sounds good dude
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:iconshiibeh:
shiibeh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i join the "dadroid grid"?
i cant find the link for "dADroid: Llama Auto Return" and i need to relog cuz i changed my use.
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the link to Llama Auto Return Script guide:

sta.sh/01fec6dnvhi9
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:iconvishkeks:
VishKeks Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
hey, I want to be the beta tester too Blush 
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:iconelectrik-a:
Electrik-a Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
This is a great idea, I hope we'll get to see it working soon. :w00t!:
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:iconstormyalexa08:
StormyAlexa08 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
david,could i be an beta tester?
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:iconashyme:
Ashyme Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi~ I would like to be the beta tester. How can I do this? Thanks~ :D
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, and thanks for the interest!
Please describe the features that you are interested in, and I will create a dADroid task for them.
You'll have to login into dADroid in order for it to work.

Note me, for more information.
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:iconashyme:
Ashyme Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Note sent~
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:iconr1vii:
R1VII Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have to be a beta tester to work this?
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, even regular users without core membership can use use this service.
However, having core and beta tester makes some features in dADroid available (e.g. Visitor Greeting)
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:iconr1vii:
R1VII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, how could i use daDroid exactly then? or is it still not done?
sorry if i sound rushy, im not trying to.. My English is bad TT_TT
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not finished yet, I have many things to complete first.
BUT, it can still work if you want to test it out.
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:iconr1vii:
R1VII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I do want to test it out! ^^ How do I do that?
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, first you need to write a list for the tasks that you would like my app to do for you. Then, I give you a link to add your account to my application, and then it will start to work. If anything goes wrong (for example if there is a bug in my program), you have to monitor and report it to me.

And when the program is ready, you'll get a panel to work with dADroid.
Also, any paid/premium feature in dADroid is free to all beta testers.
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:iconjhaiywroumne:
Jhaiywroumne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Hi~, I would like to be a beta tester, I also program stuff sometimes :la:
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k-i-t-t-yX-p-a-w-s Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm very interested in trying out this bot. 
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