June 13, 2008

Euro 2008 Twitter bots

Soccer fan? Well my friend and fellow Viddler team member Kyle Slattery just released two bots for Twitter that you can follow to get both play-by-play and goal-only updates.

“Now you can get Euro 2008 right on Twitter. For every update from Soccernet’s GameCasts, just follow @euro2008cup, and if you only want to get updates about goals, follow @euro2008scores

Simple. Slick.

The interesting, and perhaps the most compelling thing about creating a bot like this, is that you get SMS updates out of the box.  Twitter has been calling themselves a “messaging platform” since day one, and developers like Kyle Slattery are using that to their advantage.  I think this is a perfect use of Twitter.

Source: Follow Euro 2008 on Twitter by Kyle Slattery.