[ Development - Swapsteem ] - Created Promotion bot Swapsteem

in utopian-io •  2 months ago

Repository

https://github.com/nirvanaitsolutions/promo-bot

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What is the project about?

The Swapsteem promo bot is a service designed for promotion of the Swapsteem platform to steem users, however it can be forked and used by anyone willing to promote their account/application/service on the steem blockchain. The related task request by @swapsteem can be found here.

As shown in the below code from this commit,The promo-bot, listens to incoming and outgoing transfers for certain target accounts(Competitors) and sends promotional message to the party using the target accounts' services with a transfer of 0.001 STEEM/SBD and predefined memo.


// stream transactions from the blockchain 
const stream = client.blockchain.getOperationsStream({mode: dsteem.BlockchainMode.Latest})

console.log(`Following ${ TARGET_ACCOUNT } For New Transfers`)

// the stream will emit one data event for every operation that happens on the steemit blockchain
stream.on('data', (operation) => {

    // we only care about transfer operations made to and from the user we follow
    if (operation.op[0] == 'transfer') {
        let transfer = operation.op[1]
        if (transfer.to === TARGET_ACCOUNT) {
            console.log(`${ transfer.from } sent money to ${ transfer.to }`)            
            //TODO - Check for Transfers from other exchange accounts and skip promotion 
            
            // broadcast the promotional transfer to the network
            client.broadcast.transfer({
                amount:'0.001 SBD',
                from:PROMOTER,
                to:transfer.from,
                memo:TRANSFER_MEMO

            },key).then(
                console.log("promoted to "+transfer.from)
            ).catch((error) => {
                console.warn('transfer failed', error)
            })
        }
        if (transfer.from === TARGET_ACCOUNT) {
            console.log(`${ transfer.from } sent money to ${ transfer.to }`)
            //TODO - Check for Transfers to other exchange accounts and skip promotion 

            // finally broadcast the vote to the network
            client.broadcast.transfer({
                amount:'0.001 SBD',
                from:PROMOTER,
                to:transfer.from,
                memo:TRANSFER_MEMO

            },key).then(
                console.log("promoted to "+transfer.from)
            ).catch((error) => {
                console.warn('transfer failed', error)
            })
        }
    }
})

Technology Stack

This bot uses Node.JS as the server and Dsteem library for communication with the steem blockchain.

Roadmap

Currently, the bot is designed specifically for Swapsteem, but I am planning to make it more generalized and configurable for different promotion strategies. The roadmap for next releases is

  • Add feature to follow multiple target accounts
  • Add feature to skip balcklisted accounts
  • Add feature to store promoted accounts in database
  • Add filter to only promote to an account only once a week
  • Add check for Promotion balance and budget.

How to use and contribute?

  • Create an .env file in the root of the project
  • Define the env varaibles with help of example.env
  • Run npm start
  • Add features to existing code
  • Create a PR

GitHub Account

https://github.com/aneilpatel05

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Thanks for the contribution, @aneilpatel! I was wondering if you have done any research how effective this kind of promotion is? Just curious, as whenever I see memos from others promoting their services it just makes me more likely to not use them, but that's just me haha.

Anyway, some thoughts about the contribution itself:

  • Would be nice if you expanded your README a bit. Adding usage and installation instructions is very useful for others, you could put the roadmap in there as well, etc.
  • Comments are supposed to improve the readability (e.g. make it more clear to whoever is reading everything what the code actually does). In your case I think you went a little overboard and a lot of the comments are clutter.
  • You can separate the subject of the commit with a blank line and add some more information in the body. Currently just having "added initial bot" does not give much information at all about what features were implemented in the commit, so this could definitely be improved.

I look forward to seeing your future contributions and how you implement the features on your roadmap.

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Thank you @amosbastian for the review.

as whenever I see memos from others promoting their services it just makes me more likely to not use them, but that's just me haha.

Yeah, I too am not fan of such promotion, but as a part of our campaign, we wanted every steemian to know that such service exists. We wont be spamming anyone with such promotional messages frequently. I think promoting to each user only once is sufficient.

Also as per your suggestions :

  • Updated the readme in this commit
  • I will keep comments less and more informative in next release.
  • Will surely put more descriptive commit messages next time.
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Thank you for your review, @amosbastian!

So far this week you've reviewed 11 contributions. Keep up the good work!

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