Charity AND Discounts!

You might not know this, but UBot Media has given over $3000 to Child’s Play over the years, and I’d like to double that this year. Here’s how you can help!

 

Childs play + UBot

 

Get UBot Studio Standard Edition for $219!

That’s over $75 – off the regular price of $295!
Click here to Get Standard.

And even better – Get UBot Studio Professional Edition for $429!

That’s nearly $200 off the regular price of $595!
Click here to get Professional.

OR – WOW – GET Developer Edition FOR ONLY $699!

That’s $300 off the regular price of $995!
Click here to get Developer.

Again, with every purchase at this special price–
we will donate $30 to the Child’s Play Charity.

Upgrade offers also – customers, check your email :)

Only until January 1.

Practice Building Bots in the New UBot Playground

We have just completed building a brand new state-of-the-art web portal for bot makers to abuse and practice their botting skills.

This new playground includes over dozen whole sites inside it that mimic some very well known social media networks and other common types of sites like classifieds and wikis. Make accounts, make posts, scrape data – anything your heart desires. You won’t hurt anyone’s feelings, because every night at midnight all the data will be refreshed.

Have fun with these, seriously. It was a lot of fun to create them and I hope you enjoy testing the limits of what you can do. I’m eager to hear your feedback on how to make them even better.

Seth

How To Start Building Bots

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, at long last, it’s here.

I’d like to introduce my new tutorial series –

The Nuts and Bolts of Bot Building

Nuts and Bolts of Bot-Building

This is a course that breaks down the main concepts of bot building in UBot Studio, although any bot-builder will find it useful. A strong focus on best practices will move you quickly toward mastery.

I’ve personally written these tutorials to give you the methods to do automation the right way. This means you can write bigger and better bots that have less bugs.

Remember – I’m completely obsessed with time management and efficiency. That’s why these tutorials are written to deliver the most important information in the shortest time possible, while still being fun and enjoyable to read. 

I’d really like to hear your feedback about these. Am I missing anything ? Do you have any tips and tricks to share? 

 

 

Seth

 

How to Build a Site Monitor Bot To Check Your Uptime and Alert You If Your Website Goes Down!

What’s the worst thing that you can imagine happening to your website?

Okay, the absolute worst is probably your site getting entirely deleted. We can probably help you with that, because UBot Studio can auto-backup your site if you want it to.

But, we’re going to share something a little simpler today. A bot to notify you if ANYTHING goes wrong with your website!

This is a free bot that gives you a call if your site is down. It checks if the site is down (is it down for everyone), then chooses an action based on your preference. 

This is helpful if you expect large amounts of traffic, haven’t had time to set up a redundancy server, or just in general want to make sure that everything is going well at all times on your website. This bot could be modified to check any number of websites. It doesn’t use any features beyond UBot Studio Standard and is very simple to operate. Here’s how it works.

 

While other site monitors run on the web and usually cost a monthly fee, with UBot Studio you can build a totally free site monitoring bot that you can run on any Windows PC or any server which can check over and over again to see if your site is experiencing issues. Competing companies like Pagerduty and Pingability and UptimeRobot cost money each month, or will only email you or text you. This UBot Studio uBot can monitor your site totally for free, and if you wanted to modify it, it could check any number of sites if you want. In fact, with UBot Studio you could build an entire site monitoring bot army and create your own website monitoring company that calls whoever you need if there’s an issue! You could even build a bot that automatically reboots your site if there’s an issue, or a bot that texts you, or calls specific people depending on the day of the week or the time of day.

 

But let’s start with the basics: This simple, free bot will give you a call if your site shows up on is it down or not. Here’s the code:

 

ui stat monitor("Downtime Count: ",#downtime)
set(#downtime,0,"Global")
ui text box("Phone Number",#phonenumber)
ui text box("Website",#website)
loop while($comparison(1,"= Equals",1)) {
    navigate("http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/{#website}","Wait")
    wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
    if($exists(<innertext=w"*not just you! *">)) {
        then {
            log("Site Down!")
            increment(#downtime)
            navigate("https://manager.linode.com/","Wait")
            wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
            wait(10)
            type text(,"username","Standard")
            type text(,"password","Standard")
            click(,"Left Click","No")
            wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
            wait(10)
            click(<innerhtml="linode123456">,"Left Click","No")
            wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
            wait(10)
            wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
            click(<value="Reboot">,"Left Click","No")
            wait(800)
            navigate("http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/{#website}","Wait")
            wait for browser event("DOM Ready","")
            if($exists(<innertext=w"*not just you! *">)) {
                then {
                    log("Site Still Down! Calling people")
                    navigate("http://www.callmylostphone.com/","Wait")
                    type text(<name="recipient">,#phonenumber,"Standard")
                    click(<value="Make it ring!">,"Left Click","No")
                    wait(30)
                    navigate("http://www.callmylostphone.com/","Wait")
                    type text(<name="recipient">,#phonenumber,"Standard")
                    click(<value="Make it ring!">,"Left Click","No")
                    wait(30)
                    navigate("http://www.callmylostphone.com/","Wait")
                    type text(<name="recipient">,#phonenumber,"Standard")
                    click(<value="Make it ring!">,"Left Click","No")
                    increment(#down)
                }
                else {
                }
            }
            else {
            }
        }
    }
    log("Site Up. Running in 15 Minutes!")
    wait(10000)
}

Download the .ubot file here: Website Uptime Script

As you can see this bot is extremely simple. But like most things, the idea of checking your website to see if it’s up is actually extraordinary easy. People often pay tens or even hundreds of dollars per month to have a simple service like this completed by a third-party. Why do that, when with UBot Studio you can create your own army of bots to do your bidding, always making sure your server and website are running smoothly? We hope you enjoy this free bot! If you have any more questions about you about Studio, just let us know! 

How to Make Money in The UBot Network

The New UBot Network is still in beta, but now is a great time to show off to some of the visitors UBot Studio gets. So how can you profit?

(Oh, and don’t forget – It doesn’t matter if you’ve already been selling your bots, plugins, or training. Put them in the Store or fill out your profile on /Freelance and you’ll get a bump from all the new traffic/customers we’ll be sending your way.)

  1. Sell your executable bots in the Store (so even customers without UBot Studio can try them).

    301 Nuke

    The Store is a professional way for you to promote your products

  2. Sell your source code in the Store.
  3. Sell your plugins in the Store.
  4. Give away your FREE bots/plugins in the Store, then when your paid bots/plugins are ready, email your new customers.
  5. Give away your Free training in /Learn and link to it from the Store to show how much you know.
  6. Share your Free training in /Learn and link to it from /Freelance to show how much you know.
  7. Partner with us! If you have an amazing product, idea, or training course, we’ll feature it to all of our customers.
  8. Pay for a Developer to build that plugin you’ve always wanted….
  9. …Then sell it on the Store.
  10. Combine all your free Forum code snippets/plugins together and post them in the Store for free to get great reviews…
  11. …Then sell your paid code snippets.
  12. Write a great blog post about
    1. Building bots
    2. The ways you make money
    3. The learning process for UBot
    4. Quick tips for botting
    5. How you built your favorite plugin
    6. The top ten best bot ideas you’ve never built…
  13. …And then share it on your /Store and /Freelance profile.
  14. Sell your paid training on /Learn.
  15. Read through posts on the Forum to see what others need and build it.
  16. Search posts on other forums and see what others need and build that.
  17. Got a product that you think could be better? Build it. Sell it.
  18. Still improving your skills as a UBot Developer? No problem. Our customers are looking for marketers, JV partners, designers, web site builders, and lots more to work with and improve their businesses.
    1. Post whatever skills you have on /freelance!
    2. Write a blog post about what you DO know, and then link that to a paid course on /learn.
    3. Build an application in any programming language – we aren’t picky. As long as our customers want what you’re selling, you’re free to post it on the Store or elsewhere.
  19. If you are a professional developer, with programming skills, write a course on using UBot Studio alongside the coding languages that you like.
  20. Still unsure? Check out our LENGTHY list of ideas in our introduction to UBot Studio course on /Learn. Then do a few of them and sell them in the Store.

 

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