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Building Without Code

Tara Reed has this great post about building Kollecto without writing code. I think building without code is ultimately the future and Betaworks just released Dexter, which put this topic on my mind. So I decided to build something without code today and chose a personal utility I call MessageBot. MessageBot uses IFTTT to receive hashtagged sms messages such as #note, #todo, #people and adds them to a corresponding file on Google Drive. Additionally its sends you the weather report every morning; a useful message that also ensures MessageBot will be at the top of your sms client to start of your day. Finally it sends a weekly email to remind you of all the todos and notes you've added and people you've met that week.

Its the first step to building myself a personal-CRM and it helps me continue my experimentation with sms-first apps. Especially cool is that I did this from my iPhone. The setup is relatively straight forward so I'll just post some screenshots.

 

 

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