Wechat is a stupid chatting program in China. Although I don’t like it very much, many of my relatives and friends use this program. Therefore sometimes I have to deign to suffer it.
Luckily, I found a very nice project which provides user-friendly API for Wechat. With this project I could deploy a bot on my server and intelligently answer questions when I’m away from keyboard (phone). The project is wxBot.
I added my own settings on top of wxBot, and my bot can leave a message when I am called while afk.
I also integrated the functions of the Linux tool
fortune into my bot. My
friends can use fortune from wechat now.
Most interestingly, I wrote a simple python function to automatically recite poems when activated by a contact, even within “group chatting”.
For more details, please see the Chinese version of this post.
My bot can be found here.