TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: DittyBot


Monty Solomon (
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 18:25:17 -0400

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What DittyBot Does:

You send a text message from your mobile phone to your POP email
account. Your text message should contain the keywords of a song title
(and possibly an artist name) that you want to hear. DittyBot finds
that email (he checks Mail every 45 seconds) and copies the song name
into a text file. The song name is then copied into iTunes and a
playlist is created from your search. Next, DittyBot loads Skype (the
internet telephony app) and begins calling your mobile phone. Your
mobile phone rings and when you pick it up, you should hear your song
start playing in all its compressed glory. DittyBot will play your
selection to you over your phone until you hang up. Mind you, this
all should happen within 1 minute of sending your song request
(depending on the speed of your POP server). Sometimes it's even

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