Recognize and keep track of your team member's birthdays, and celebrate in Webex App. Add the Birthday bot to any space and ask it to capture everyone’s birthdays, for a celebratory message on their special day.
Bots in Webex App
Bots can help to extend the functionality of Webex App to include a third-party app. You can add bots to Webex App spaces and interact directly with the third-party app from the space. When you've added the bot to the space you can send
helpmessage to the bot and the response includes the commands that the bot supports.
You can add a bot to any type of space; add a bot to your project space with other people and interact directly with the third-party app from your space. Or you can create a space with just you and the bot to interact with the third-party app.
The Webex App Hub contains a catalog of bots and apps developed by Cisco and third-party developers.
Cards in Webex App
Bots can present information within Webex App in various ways. However, using cards makes it easier for users to interact directly with the bot’s response to a command. You can select from drop-down menus, use buttons, and even use text fields to update and gather information.
For more information on the cards framework, see https://developer.webex.com/blog/new-buttons-cards.
You can report any issues on the bot with cards to firstname.lastname@example.org
Add the Birthday bot
You can add the Birthday bot to any new or existing space in Webex App. However, the bot works best in group spaces.
Go to Spaces , and choose a space to add the Birthday bot.
Select People, click
Add People, then enter the birthday bot name
Once added, the bot will send a welcome message.
Click Request Birthdays, and the bot will send a direct message to everyone in the space asking for their birthday information.
In the direct message space with the Birthday bot, users can add, edit, or delete their birthday information.
Celebrate with the Birthday bot
When it’s someone's birthday, the bot will post a message and a funny GIF in the Webex App space.
In the space with the Birthday bot, you can also send a message to the bot for added functionality:
And that's it! Make it easy for your team to join the celebration and make everyone feel special.