I’m currently contracting a friend to custom build something, I don’t want to go too much into detail right off the bat but I was just curious if anyone here has ever built out their own bot- and if so:
What were your goals? (Comments, Follows, Mix, etc.)
What were your pitfalls?
How much maintenance was required after the initial build…?
Any other info on custom builds would be much appreciated.
So I’ve had someone make a python bot for me but the biggest issue was the fact that Instagram constantly changes so unless you can constantly update to go divert their algorithm doing it yourself is extremely hard. So yeah maintenance is a real bitch to handle
I have been working on some automation software in Kotlin, using the Instagram4J library. Slightly rough around the edges but if you know how to program you might find it valuable. It’s open source and available on github:
I have run into challenges with instagram’s recent focus on blocking bot activity. I’ve come up with a solution that seems to be working pretty well, but I’m not sure I should post about it on the level 1 forum, and I don’t think I really have the time to spend here to get to level 2 or 3.
Edit: actually, L2 is easier than i thought…
Edit2: no it’s not, one of the pages that describes the levels is wrong
I’ve built my own bot with 2 friends, it does everything through API. The major maintenance happens when Instagram does their big updates, apart from that is just minor fixes and resolving internal bugs.