Asynchronous Media Bot


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ambo'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ambo


TODO This library is still very much a work in progress. Once the design begins to solidify, complete usage docs as well as automated tests will be added to this project. Standby!!


A basic Twitter bot

# Tweet under the @RandomEmojiBot account
tweet_as 'RandomEmojiBot'

# Tweet every 4 to 8 hours
# Allow repeats after 20 messages
every 4.hours, 8.hours, repeat_after: 20

# This block is called to generate a new message
next_message do
 ["πŸ˜€", "😁", "πŸ˜‚", "πŸ˜ƒ", "πŸ˜„", "πŸ˜…", "πŸ˜†", "πŸ˜‡", "😈", "πŸ˜‰", "😊",
  "πŸ˜‹", "😌", "😍", "😎", "😏", "πŸ˜›", "😜", "😝", "πŸ™‚", "πŸ™ƒ", "πŸ™„"].sample


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the Ambo project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.