A Skype bot supporting integration with external services
Sevabot is a generic purpose hack-it-together Skype bot
It is based on Skype4Py framework
The bot is written in Python 2.7.x programming language, but can be integrated with any programming languages over UNIX command piping and HTTP interface.
The underlying Skype4Py API is free - you do not need to enlist and pay Skype development program fee.
Developer oriented use cases include
Skype is the most popular work related chat program around the world. Skype is easy: anyone can use Skype.
Skype group chat provides noise-free medium with a context. People follow Skype more actively than email; the discussion in the group chat around the notification messages feels natural.
For example our organization has an admin group chat where the team members get notifications what other people are doing (commits, issues) and when something goes wrong (monitoring). This provides pain free follow up of the daily tasks.
A custom scripts can be thrown for the skype bot to execute: these can be follow up actions like see that back-ups are running and up-to-date or deployment actions like deploying the trunk on the production server (As far as I know the latter use case is practiced Github internally).
Windows installation works in theory, but currently no core developer run Windows.
Here are some examples
We’ve been looking for a Campfire replacement for a while and we all already use Skype. It was pretty easy to get going.
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