Skip to main content

Building a story bot in KooKoo-Star in your own story

Storyweaver is an awesome site. Its one of the favorite sites for my kids. You get a lot of great stories. But more importantly you get stories licensed under creative commons(CC-BY-4.0). This provides for a lot of flexibility for developers like me.

So using these stories, we had built a story bot on Facebook messenger. Kids can chat with the bot and get stories.

Now that this was working well, I thought of adding some fun into the mixture. What if the kids can star in their own story. After all, they are reading the story on the mobile.

So courtesy of some image processing magic(OpenCV) and stories from Storyweaver you can now star in your own story. Right now there is only one story. The technical details of how this was done will be shared in another blog. So go ahead and star in your own story at KooKooStoryBot. (Like the page if you like it :))

An example story with Leonardo as the star is below :)
Update: Improved the image processing to fit the face with better masking.

Popular posts from this blog

First Post

In this blog, I will be talking about my experiences in trying to build a cloud telephony platform , KooKoo . Along the way I will also be talking about different design choices I made, good programming practices and the IVR domain in general. For technoratti: NNFJW8EW86C3

Integrating Arborjs with Angular to create a live calls dashboard

Arborjs  is a cool graph visualization library. Angular  is one of the best JavaScript frameworks and we have been using Angular in a lot of our front end development. When you handle millions of calls, proper visualization becomes very important. Without proper visualization, you can get lost in the mountains of data. So we spend a lot of time to come up with good visualizations to represent the data. Since we loved the cool way in which Arbor represented graph data, we could not wait to hook it up with Angular. Because of Angular's two way data binding, when you hook up Angularjs with Arbor.js you can get a dynamically updated visualization of graph data with cool animations. To give back to the community, we have put up the code online at Github . Basically we have created an Angularjs directive for Arborjs. Please feel free to fork the code and add extensions and use it for your own visualizations. The code is self explanatory with comments inline. Best way to get s

Mashing up Freshdesk with KooKoo for customer support ticket management

Sorry for the delay in writing a blog post. I have been caught up in too many things since last month(we are growing, so its all good :)) Anyway, this week I thought I will look at how we can use the latest rockstar startup from India, Freshdesk . Freshdesk, as most of you know is one of the best "Social Helpdesk" systems out there. I am sure most of you are already using Freshdesk to support your customers. In this blogpost I will explain how you can add telephony to the mixture. In particular I will show some code which you can use to : Welcome the caller by name Ask him to enter his ticket id Play out the ticket status Connect the caller to the correct agent handling the ticket. Luckily for us, Freshdesk has a very well defined API and it was a pleasure to work with it. The engineers were also very supportive and answered all my queries quickly. So lets get into the code directly. 1. First we need to get the caller information. For this we need to a