Eventline

IFTTT for developers

#3 Product of the DayAugust 24, 2017

Micro-framework for routing and handling events for bots and applications.

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Sebastian Krumhausen
Sebastian KrumhausenMaker@krumhausen · Product manager and strategist @surebot
Thanks for hunting us @chrismessina 👊 Team Sure and Bottr are excited to share our latest creation - A micro chatbot-framework to easily handle the logic of your bot or IoT-app. While developing Sure bot, we discovered how hard it can become to handle and change the logic of complex chatbots. Eventline uses a simple "If This Then That"-approach providing developers with a clear overview of their logic. Earlier bot frameworks take an all-or-nothing approach where you’re tight to particular clients. With Eventline, you can still use other frameworks or even combine several different libraries. You can read more about Eventline here: https://blog.surebot.io/introduc... We would love to hear all your feedback and will be here answering all your questions today 💬💪
Seth Louey
Seth Louey@sethlouey · 🙌 2017 & 2016 Maker of the Year Nominee
@krumhausen awesome work! Excited to try this out.
Alec Lazarescu
Alec Lazarescu@alec1a · CTO, LearnBop
@krumhausen @jcampbell_05 Nice work. I'm looking forward to trying this and I like the idea of extending Redux state principle.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
This looks like a great tool for working with and constructing bots and bot-like applications! I'm curious how existing bots could be retrofitted to take advantage of this framework...?
James Campbell
James CampbellMaker@jcampbell_05 · Founder, Bottr.co
@chrismessina so for Surebot we did exactly this. Most of the existing code for receiving events from facebook was kept. We started off by just having one massive listening function with the millions of if statements we had before. Then we gradually broke it down into smaller components to match the convention of the framework. It was fairly straightforward as we could re-use a lot of the existing APIs as before, Eventline focuses more on the flow of the bot.
Edvins Antonovs
Edvins Antonovs@edvins_antonovs · maker • husband • father
Looks good!
Natalie Korotaeva
Natalie Korotaeva@natalie_korotaeva1
Great stuff guys! How long did it take for your to develop it?
James Campbell
James CampbellMaker@jcampbell_05 · Founder, Bottr.co
@natalie_korotaeva It took a couple of days to build the core framework in terms of developer hours. But we've been testing and refining it in the bot for the past month :) it's already in production so battle tested too !
Deven Bhooshan
Deven Bhooshan@devenbhooshan · Building MindIQ
looks interesting 🙌