Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Increase Your Productivity on WhatsApp With Duta Services

WhatsApp now has over a billion users and still counting but this post is not about this milestone but about the fact that an Indian company called Duta is providing a service that allows you obtain instant information from Wikipedia and news, business and sports like football, cricket and other sports. 

While this service is more India-centric, people from other countries would find it useful and here is how to get on-board courtesy Techzim.

Save Contact

Save the following numbers in your phone, in the exact format. I’d suggest you go with the name ‘WhatsApp Bot’ but anything that your are comfortable will do.
  • +91 98239 96782
  • +91 78239 97002
  • +91 78239 97192
  • +91 78239 97223
  • +91 98239 97284

Create WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp new group
Create a group that will have you and the ‘bot’ in it. To create a group, go to the Home screen (the one you see all your messages from people) then press Menu >> New group. You will be prompted to give the group a name/description. I’d suggest you name it “WhatsApp Bot Group”, but again, you can name it whatever you comfortable with.
Then add all the ‘WhatsApp Bot’ contacts to this group and your done.
If you want to add someone else to the group for them to enjoy the fun you can, but remember to ask them first before adding them to any group – it’s the courteous thing to do.
Once the group is created an automatic message will be sent by the bot advising that you are subscribed to FREE Football updates. If you’re not a fan of football, reply with -football to unsubscribe. You can do this at any time.

Search For Content

Wiki Whatsapp botFor now you are able to pull content from Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. To do this simply send “wikikeyword” where ‘keyword’ is the term or phrase you’d like to search for. E.g. ‘wiki Zimbabwe‘.
To call up the news or any service that you’ve subscribed to just put an asterisk ‘*’ and the category you want: *news. When prompted with an ordered list, reply with the option that you’d like to read, preceded by the ‘*’ again.

Automatic Updates

For the services that you have subscribed to there will be automatic updates that will be sent to our phone at a specific time (usually in the morning). There is nothing that you have to do besides staying subscribed to such services. If you opt out you will no longer see the messages.

Receiving Messages

To receive messages you will need an active internet connection, whether wifi, data bundles or WhatsApp bundles. If you use NetOne or Telecel note that the text messages that you are sent count towards your data limit for your bundle.

Subscribe To Services

Send a message to the group written *info and a list of possible services that you can subscribe to will be advised. To subscribe to any of these just send a message to the group with ‘+’ and the service, e.g.+finance

Whatsapp bot options

So, there you have it, let me know if it works for you and what you think. 

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