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Twitter bot for #bigloser project

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Say hello to BigLoserApp!


This is something thrown together overnight for a fantastic project called “Big Loser”

This twitter bot currently gathers user’s data for their weight loss efforts. It will also track sponsorships – where a sponsor pledges some amount to charity for every kilogram the participant loses… to read up on the concepts, visit: and

This app has no way to display the data at the time of writing, that will come over next few days. Most important is to log data — and not lose sight of goals, this app should help participants do just that.

I’ll be working with the team for integrating with the main website over the next few days/weekends. I believe this project has a lot of potential in it and am doing my part to help gather enough momentum. I urge you to check those two links and join in! The best thing about this project is, it creates a win-win-win situation! I’ll explain about that in a while 😉

For now, deadlines for photography projects are glaring down at me! Ciao!

P.S. If you are wondering why I come up with such uncreative names for the bots? Sorry, but @blapp, @blbot, @bigloser were taken , @biglapp and @bloser or @bloserbot sound cheesy, and @bigloserbot was dropped because people seem to dislike ‘bots’ a bit… ‘apps’ are fine 😉 I wanted something simple to remember. bigloserapp fits the bill. But I’ll consult with others to pick a better (and available) name.

P.P.S. I know, it is the first of April, but you can trust me.


Written by hiway

April 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

Posted in software

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