Monday, 10 October 2016

Telegram User React with LikeBot

User React with LikeBot
LOGO of LikeBot (@Like)

Telegram is a more than a simple messenger, the BOT support makes Telegram unique from it competitors. Today I have something for Telegram Channel admins and for Group members. Something that helps to capture the viewers opinion and reaction on your posts...!

You may know that a Channel is a broadcast environment where the admin can share messages to the channel subscribers, this is a 1 to N mode of communication. On the other hand a Group supports N to N mode of communication.

Sending a simple personal message to specific user is limited to two known individuals, but a generic message can be made to reach a huge set of audience across the globe through these Groups and Channels.

After creating a post, one will need to know the reaction of the audience ,this helps to create more better quality posts. In a group all members will have authorization to message back or to replay to a post. But in a channel its impossible.
Telegram provides the view count, so one can get to know the number of viewers of a post, but the viewers likes or dislikes related to the post was never been known to the post creator till now and the viewers were not been able to share there opinion on the post, a small gap in communication.

But now this problem is been solved. LikeBot (@Like) is all you need..!

Emoji click-able buttons

A like bot is a normal telegram bot that helps to create a emoji based buttons (shown above), these buttons captures click counts. A post can have upto 6 emoji buttons.

A post from Telegram Geeks (@geekschannel)
Every emoji button can be made to represent various reactions, a post author can use the reaction counts for improvisation...

To make this work for your posts:

i. Start the LikeBot (@Like).

ii. Type in /start command, this will make the bot to create a new instance for your post, now the bot will ask you to send in your post(text, photo, video or a sticker). You can create there or just forward from somewhere..

iii. If step 2 is successful, you will be asked to send a max of 6 emoji icons, each icon is expected to represent the reaction of viewer on the uploaded post.

iv. If step 3 succeeds, you will be given a link, containing your post, with its ID as hashed string(not visible when shared) & you are asked to share this.

Now along with number of viewers, the reaction count will decide the popularity of a post. I believe this will give rise to new sets of post analytics bots in future...

Till today there is very less information on the LikeBot, research is going on about the data that a react bot collect when a user clicks on it. Results will be updated...


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Resume an Interrupted Download

In this article I will tell you how to resume or continue an interrupted download.

      If the download link is static then we may not face the problem, but a dynamic download link having expiry time, this will cause a big problem specially while downloading huge files…, 

"I was facing such troubles while downloading movies from Youtube. But now this problem is been handled…!"

To know more about dynamic download link or auto expiry links, please refer the post here.

Before proceeding further, I believe you got to know about dynamic download links. Instead of using your web-browser for downloading purpose, it is always a best practice to have a download manager. Like a torrent client, have separate download software. In this case, I recommend Internet Download Manager (IDM) or Free Download Manager (FDM). IDM has got page crawlers, so if a media file exists on a webpage, then you may see a download button next to it…! So it makes very easy to download, but sometimes its bit annoying...!

The trick I’m sharing here is been successfully tested with IDM v6.25

A.    Normal Download:

                i.            Obtaining the URL of media File:
In-case of a video file its better to use it’s completely free, no to run applets and the best  part is it gives you variety of formats to download..! The image linked here will tell you how to obtain the download URL manually.

     ii.          Feed the URL to IDM:
Open the IDM and click Add URL button, if you have copied the URL, then IDM will read data directly from the clipboard, click ok, within few seconds the new window will show the size of file, only then continue your download.

         B.     Continue the interrupted download:
I believe you have read about the dynamic download links, so I’ll straight away continue with the trick to resume.

i.                    Follow the step-i, in section A, to                                   obtain the new download link.

ii.                  Open IDM, go to properties section of interrupted download. Now replace the old URL in address space (highlighted in blue), with the new URL you just         obtained in step1. Now resume the download…!