Role: Concept, Programming
Tools: Node.js, Twitter API, Heroku
Timeframe: 2 weeks
Twitter users often insert the clap emoji between words to 👏emphasize👏what👏they're👏saying.👏
@lol_yelling is a bot that finds and retweets those tweets.
BuzzFeed News does a good job of covering why I made it, and why it could never last.
Twitter doesn't support search for emojis. To build this, I used the Emoji Data node package and a regular expression on top of the Twit node.js package and Twitter Stream API.
The Emoji Data node.js package searches Twitter in real-time for tweets containing 👏. This feed is run through a regular expression to keep only tweets that contain "👏 (text)👏 (text)👏":
Neil Cline helped me organize the qualifying tweets in a database which the program checks against before retweeting. The whole thing runs on Heroku.