Eat.Drink.Bot


#1

Hey guys!

We have a bot and I’d appreciate a tech eye looking at it. Let me know if you spot any bugs or have any feature suggestions

https://bot.eatdrinklagos.com


#2

Looks really good. I like it.

  1. Reviews
  2. Orders and delivery.

Hope that’s not too much. I’ll like this as an app.


#3

It switches from standard English to Pidgin English quite fast and condescendingly.

I know that’s not really a bug but it really bugs me…

That said, it’s a cool-looking app.


#4

I’d wager that that is actually very similar to how Nigerians talk.


#5

This is what I have so far

Second trial

Cannot shake this feeling that your bot hates me


#6

Data is based on our blog so if we haven’t been to places that fit the criteria, there will be no results

There should e something for surulere though,


#7
  1. If you click on a restaurant, it takes you to Eat Drink Lagos’ review of that restaurant.

  2. Delivery from 150+ restaurants seems like a logistical nightmare.


#8

There is no restaurant in Surulere that’s that expensive. The algorithm doesn’t show you restaurants that you can eat at for 5k when you said 20k. It’s a range thing.


#9

Condescendingly? Pray, do explain.


#10

Congrats @Nosaaaa (and @timigod). As they say in Scandinavia, “na from clap dance dey start”. I like the bot a lot and hope that you can now proceed to make it do auto-replies to all the “I have 5k and want to feed my entire extended family to a rare steak in Victoria Island, can you help?” requests you get on Twitter.

Happy New Year BTW!


#11

“Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog, you learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it.”

-Mark Twain


#12

say that again!


#13

Its really good but I think the algorithms need to become more flexible. Especially at this point:

How much are you willing to spend on one person?

The amount I am willing to spend is definitely going to be the maximum I think I can spend.
If I write in 50k, I would naturally expect it to show restaurants 50k and below
I think the algorithms should be more flexible. If I write in 50k and there are no 50k restaurants, I think other results lower than 50k should be displayed too.

My 2 cents.


#14

actually, this is an idea. thanks.

@timigod


#15

The Qz vibe. Love love love it.


#16

Totally, totally, love it!


#17

You don’t need a bot to answer three questions. A simple GUI would do a better job.


#18

the bot makes it more interactive and friendly


#19

Given our audience, I’d say a bot does a better job.


#20

Stupid question, why isn’t this a Twitter bot? Can it be a Twitter bot? Won’t it be more useful there?