Google Wave – Easy List of Bots and Gadgets

The real power of Google Wave is not in the basic collaboration that it provides, but rather the bots and gadgets that live on the platform.  I don’t know why, but I couldn’t find a nice, easy list that would enable to to quickly add these to my Waves.  So, I went through all that I could find and listed them here.

Please feel free to add more to the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

  1. The list of Bots are ones that you have to add to the Wave in order to work.

  2. The list of Gadgets are two forms. Most are ones that have to be installed. They end in manifest.xml. These have to be installed through the down arrow next to the “New Wave” button. The others (gadget URL) can be added using the green puzzle piece that appears in the toolbar when editing a blip.

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Gadgets<o:p></o:p>
BOTS<o:p></o:p>
  • The Wikify bot (wikifier@appspot.com) adds links to and definitions from Wikipedia to your waves for a given topic. When you add Wikify to a wave, it provides instructions on how to add a link to Wikipedia for a topic, or a definition of that topic. <o:p></o:p>
  • The CleanTXT bot (cleantxt@appspot.com) is an automated janitor for a wave, especially helpful on active waves with lots of participants, like public waves. When CleanTXT is participating in a Wave, it automatically deletes empty blips, reduces repetitive blank lines in a blip, automatically corrects common typos (such as a mistyped “teh” for “the”), and inserts missing spaces after commas and semi-colons.<o:p></o:p>
  • Polly the Pollster (polly-wave@appspot.com) lets you create multiple choice polls with custom questions and answers<o:p></o:p>
  • The TwitUsernames bot (twitusernames@appspot.com) inspects the content of any wave it’s participating in, and converts any word that starts with an @ sign to a user link to Twitter. <o:p></o:p>
  • The XMPP Lite bot (wave-xmpp@appspot.com) sends you notifications of a wave’s changes via XMPP (an instant messenger protocol). <o:p></o:p>
  • Madoqua Wave Bot (blog-bot@appspot.com). When added to a wave, this bot provides customizable JavaScript code you can copy and paste into any web page to embed a wave.<o:p></o:p>
  • The Emoticony bot (emoticonbot@appspot.com) converts textual smiley faces into smiley face images.<o:p></o:p>
  • To embed an image that’s already online, add the Inbeddable bot (inbeddable@appspot.com) to your wave, and simply add the URL of the image to it. When you click Done (or press Shift+Enter), Inbeddable will turn the link image into the image itself<o:p></o:p>
  • The Easy Public bot makes waves public without public@a.gwave.com‘s disappearing act. Add it to any wave to give everyone on the Wave server access to your wave. What Easy Public does is add the public@a.gwave.com contact to your wave for you.<o:p></o:p>
  • Eliza the Robot Shrink (elizarobot@appspot.com) is a programmed therapist who chats with you in Wave. <o:p></o:p>
  • The Swedish Chef bot (borkforceone@appspot.com) inserts “Bork bork bork!” into your waves. <o:p></o:p>
  • Flippy (flippy-wave@appspot.com) flips the text of your waves upside down—great for some April Fool’s Day fun.<o:p></o:p>
  • Grauniady (grauniady@appspot.com) searches the latest items from The Guardian for a given phrase.<o:p></o:p>
  • Cartoony (cartoonybot@appspot.com, Java source code) – Should replace the text of every submitted blip with a cartoon balloon that contains the text instead.<o:p></o:p>
  • Yasr (wave-api-dmo@appspot.com, Python source code) – It replaces emoticons in the wave with smiley images.<o:p></o:p>
  • Complety (wave-complete@appspot.com, Python source code) – Replaces “???” in a blip with a suggested word.<o:p></o:p>
  • Bloggy (blog-wave@appspot.com ) adds wave to blog.<o:p></o:p>
  • Stocky (stocky-wave@appspot.com) automatically detects stock symbols from a wave and updates it with the live stock price.<o:p></o:p>
  • mywaveid (mywaveid@appspot.com ) adds wave id to the wave. not sure what a wave id is.<o:p></o:p>
  • Craig’s List Search (craigslist-searchy@appspot.com ). Search Craig’s list.<o:p></o:p>
  • Messy the Wave Robot (messy-robot@appspot.com ) integrates with the Ericsson Labs API “SMS Send & Receive” and makes it possible to have a 2-way communication via SMS in a Wave. After entering a special syntax in a Wave, a participant can trigger an SMS delivery to another user, e.g. to someone not currently online. The user that receives the SMS can reply to it and the reply gets posted to the conversation in the Wave.<o:p></o:p>
  • Norton SafeWave (nortonwave@appspot.com) This robot will validate any links typed into a wave conversation. The links are validated against the Norton SafeWeb API (http://safeweb.norton.com). This will keep waves safe from phishing links, malware sites and infected sites.<o:p></o:p>
  • Translabot (translabot@appspot.com ) Translation bot.<o:p></o:p>
  • Dr. Musical Wave (dr-music@appspot.com) Dr. Music will tell you: 1. What a last.fm user is listening to you (includes you) 2. Music compatibility between people 3. Similar artists to an artist you like All of this with pictures to make it colorful. Once you add Dr. Music he’ll tell you how you can get him to do things for you.<o:p></o:p>
  • Ego Robot (kimalvetti@appspot.com) A simple, but entertaining robot designed to stroke your ego. It will reply to all your blips with ‘praise phrases’ like “You’re Very Talented”.<o:p></o:p>
  • Row of Four (rowoffour@appspot.com) Connect Four bot<o:p></o:p>
  • Drubot (ethos-drubot@appspot.com) Post Wave to Drupal.<o:p></o:p>
  • Notify (wave-email-notifications@appspot.com) Google Wave Email Notifications it’s a wave robot that sends an email to the participants of a wave whenever the wave is updated.<o:p></o:p>
  • Tagdef (tagdef@appspot.com) This wave looks for #hashtags in your wave/blips, and uses the API at http://tagdef.com to look up definitions for these tags. It then adds a reply to the wave with the definitions.<o:p></o:p>
  • Tuxaios (tuxaios@appspot.com) is a dice rolling robot for Google Wave written in Python.<o:p></o:p>
  • Skimmy (wave-skimmy@appspot.com) change text to emoticon.<o:p></o:p>
  • WordPress Bot (wp-bot@appspot.com) add wave to WordPress.<o:p></o:p>
  • Starify (starifybot@appspot.com) allows you to star waves and load the list of starred waves later. Visit http://wave.to/robots/starifybot/ for more information.<o:p></o:p>
  • Rssybot (rssybot@appspot.com) lets your watch RSS feeds from Google Wave. Just add it to a wave, enter the link to the RSS feed you want to subscribe to and wait for new posts to appear in your inbox as unread blips. For more information, visit: http://www.wave.to/robots/rssybot/<o:p></o:p>
  • Treeify (treeify@appspot.com) Multi-wave robots are agents that in some way operate on more than one wave. Treeify is a multi-wave robot which lets you connect waves into tree structures. With it you can build and navigate trees of waves. <o:p></o:p>
  • Wave Live Messenger (wavelivemessenger@appspot.com) allows you to log in to your Windows Live Messenger account from within Google Wave and have conversations with your messenger contacts right from within a wave. Even if you leave the wave and start reading a different wave, Wave Live Messenger will keep your conversation up to date so you can return to it at any time and continue chatting. For more details, visit: http://www.wave.to/robots/wavelivemessenger<o:p></o:p>
  • Google Calendar Robot (calendar-robot@appspot.com) Robot recognizes date pattern in form YYYY-MM-DD (‘.’ or ‘/’ can be used for separator also) and updates it to link to add an event to user’s Google Calendar.<o:p></o:p>
  • Wave Alpha (py-robot@appspot.com) Wolfram-Alpha query.<o:p></o:p>
  • Buddy as Service (buddyasaservice@appspot.com) Buddy as a Service is a wave robot, using Yahoo YQL API, Google API and other services to do searches and some other stuff (translations, weather forecast, etc) for you.<o:p></o:p>
  • Regexey (regexey@appspot.com) This is a simple find-and-replace robot. After you add it, it will display an introduction message. Then any blip you create should be of the format: seach string replace string text to process It will search for the “search string” in the “text to process” and replace it with the “replace string.” Then it will append the results in a reply blip.<o:p></o:p>
  • Graphy (graph-wave@appspot.com) extends Google Wave with the ability to collaborate on flow charts and graphs. Graphy searches for a marker (#!dot) at the top of a blip, and when found, adds a gadget to the bottom of the blip which presents an image of the graph. Graph edges are expressed with simple statements like a -> b<o:p></o:p>
  • Reddit (wave-reddit@appspot.com) This robot is able to post the top articles from Reddit.com and any sub-reddits. Simply reply to a wave for which it has been invited with the word “reddit” followed by a colon “:” and then the name of the subreddit (or “homepage”). You can specify the number of articles to return by appending an additional colon “:” followed by the number of articles. Examples: reddit:wave, reddit:pics:15, reddit:technology<o:p></o:p>
  • Posterous (posterous@appspot.com) Post wave to Posterous.<o:p></o:p>
  • Blogbot (blogbot-wave@appspot.com) Organizes related waves (blog posts, FAQ, etc) in a central Table of Contents wave.<o:p></o:p>
  • Magic 8 Ball (magic-8ball@appspot.com) Sees and Knows All. Just add this Robot to your wave and ask the magic 8-ball any question and receive your answer.<o:p></o:p>
  • Piratify Robot (piratify@appspot.com) Turns whatever you type into “Pirate Speak” .. Arrrr.<o:p></o:p>
  • Google Wave Drupal Integration (drupalembedbot@appspot.com) A Drupal module and corresponding robot that enabled the embedding of Google Waves embedding, robot.<o:p></o:p>
  • BotURL (boturl@appspot.com) Replaces FULL URLs with hyperlinks whose title are the domain names. Replaces TinyURLs/ bit.ly URLs with original URL domain names and links them to the original URLs.<o:p></o:p>
  • Censorship Robot (censorshiprobot@appspot.com) Google wave robot, that filters specific words from dictionary and then replaces with random chars. The dictionary can be updated from any blip with two commands: censor:someword – add someword to dictionary uncensor:someword – remove someword from dictionary<o:p></o:p>
  • Converts-y (convertsy@appspot.com) Convert units from one type to another. 1.23km (?miles) -> 1.23km (0.76 miles).<o:p></o:p>
  • Embeddy (embeddy@appspot.com) Embeds Wave into Web.<o:p></o:p>
  • Embedded Search Results (wave-sandbox@appspot.com) This simple robot allows you to quickly and easily perform a search and have the results embedded in your Wave. Currently supports Google & Flickr Searches. Support for more search providers will be coming soon. For full information visit http://wave-sandbox.appspot.com.<o:p></o:p>
  • Anti-swear Bot (invectivedeleted@appspot.com) A simple bot in Python that stops people being rude on a wave it is added to. Note: The rude words have been blocked out in the screenshot to avoid offending anyone.<o:p></o:p>
  • Complety (wave-complete@appspot.com) Uses the Google Search API to replace “???” in a blip (after it’s submitted) with a suggested word. <o:p></o:p>

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