I no longer work on this project. Maintaining a server and other extensions to store reminders and execute them on time takes a lot of effort. There are gigantic companies and startups working on this. It also made me hit my first burnout because I thought I could make everything on my own in a short duration of time. I'm thankful I learnt this early.
I agressively use Google Calendar which sends me all kinds of reminders aka Pings :') and thus instead of re-inventing the wheel, I think I can work on new ideas. Plus, there exists quite a lot of tools which interface with Google Calendar from the command line and and they take care of NLP as well. Thus, I feel there is no need to revive the project.
It was a good run. Thanks to the 300 registered and other anonymous users for giving chills to an 18 year old kid, on one of his first pet projects.
April 20, 2018
A Cross Platform personalized Ping
NOTE : The server is not being maintained right now. (Because my GitHub student pack expired)
The beauty of
ping-me is its command line interface. Get all of your
reminders done just by a single line command on your favorite terminal
ping-me will surely ping you at that time, no matter you
are online or not. It will get to you on your phone device, smart watch
and even SMS in worst cases.
Stay Lazy, Stay Updated !
Current Release - 0.3
Step 1 : Installing package and dependencies
$ pip install ping-me
Make sure all the dependencies get installed properly while the installation.
Step 2 : Setting up cronjob (Not for windows, See step 3)
$ crontab -e
In the file, add the following lines
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin DISPLAY=:0.0 * * * * * get-ping
Make sure to leave a blank line at the end of the file.
Save and exit. The installation is complete.
See this for some explanation of the crontab
Step 3 : Chrome Extension
Download the chrome extension from here.
Log in with the credentials you used for ping-me. And we are done.
Note : ping-me will work even if all chrome windows are closed.
$ ping-me -d November-24-2015 -t 14:30 Get up and eat!
-t accounts for
respectively. Go ahead and make experiments with the syntax.
$ ping-me to get up and eat tomorrow afternoon
-v flag at the end to see the verbose output.
ping-meidentifies date, time and message using flags
ping-measks for configuration on first request
ping-mestores the configuration on remote server
ping-mestores the message with datetime stamp on the server
ping-memakes full use of natural language processing
ping-menotifies through chrome/firefox extension
ping-meworks on linux
ping-meworks on windows
ping-meworks on OS X
ping-meworks on Android
ping-mesends texts to phone
ping-meping-me works on ios
ping-meworks on Windows phone
Contribution : Please feel free to report bugs in the application. I'll try to fix them. Also, if either of