It all started when @ndoto replied to one of my â€œeeyupâ€ tweets saying that he wished there was a Big Macintosh Twitter bot that would reply with an â€œeeyupâ€ if you sent a tweet containing â€œeeyupâ€.
For those who arenâ€™t in the know, Big Macintosh is a character on the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Itâ€™s a slight re-imagining of the original show, headed by the same creative mind behind Fosterâ€™s Home for Imaginary Friends â€“ an awesome show with clever writing. Needless to say, that same maturity (but kid-appeal) carries over to the new My Little Pony. I suppose I should clarify that Iâ€™m not enough of a fan to call myself a brony, but I do think the show is about 20% cooler than most other things on television â€“ and Big Macintosh is by far my favorite character. :)
Iâ€™ve always wanted to make a Twitter bot, so I jumped at the opportunity. In this post, Iâ€™d like to share some of the technical details, and decision making, that brought @BigMacinbot to life.