Using a Discord bot to validate an idea

Photo by Rock'n Roll Monkey on Unsplash
A mock up for the web app I was building. It took about a month of part-time working to get the idea proved out after chasing people for feedback
It took me a week of working part-time to get the bot working how the user’s wanted

The ease of building a Bot over a Web App for proving your idea

Converting my idea from a web app to a bot

I’ve never used an Emoji in an if statement before

Dealing with metadata in a chat

Snapdex conversing with the user when they don’t define the Pokemon’s name when uploading it.

Getting feedback on the idea

Fixing bugs and communicating progress against other bugs with users

Summary

Currently building reciprocal.dev. Interested in building shared understanding, Automated Testing, Dev practises, Metal, Chiptune. All views my own.