Forum:Application suggestions for slackbot
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Eric Lim ★ 2.1k

Unsure if this fits here better or the Forum.

Over the years, I've developed locally-run Slack bots to perform elementary bioinformatics tasks, i.e. chr1:100-200 to genomic sequence or transcript ID to metadata via Ensembl REST API endpoints. Really simple stuffs but make life a bit easier.

If I'm sharing these efforts with the community, what kind of applications would you mostly likely find useful?

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I use Google for transcript/gene IDs and genome browsers for the region queries. IMHO, the effort needed to format a query for a slack bot is >= the effort needed to type it in a browser window.

I think your apps would suit organizations that use Slack extensively much more than individual bioinformaticians.

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Thanks. Yeah, it's certainly more practical among places which primarily use Slack as the messaging platform. I've always wondered if it will be more applicable toward the general community.

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