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100% Free Instagram Automation Tool

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SpiesWithin, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. SpiesWithin

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    Overview
    With the recent downfall of tools such as Instagress and Massplanner, one can assume more of their favorite tools will be hit. I believe that the only tools which will continue to exist will have to be open source. This is why I am building Instahelper github (dot) com/socialplanner/instahelper . This tool will be 100% free and open source. You can view our goals and planned features at the above link. THIS IS A BRAND NEW PROJECT.

    Main Features
    • Easy to setup, this project is built using GoLang for easy cross platform downloads. Just download, unzip and run the file.
    • Easy to use. Web based. You run your own Instahelper website available only on your local network.
    • Community Driven - Features on future releases of Instahelper are decided based on community feedback
    • View more at the link above.
    Contributing
    This is a big project, and requires help from the community. You can view how to proceed at the link above.
    • Coding
      • Front end web developers - HTML | JS
      • Backend GoLang developers
    • Community
      • Suggestions
      • Bug testing new releases
    P.S I am a long time lurker of BHW but have never posted before, so I am unfamiliar with many of the rules around here... Take it easy on me :)
     
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  2. kitamain

    kitamain Newbie

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    Rarely I see such a thread that give so much to the community yet without hoping a financial gain

    I support you TS, and I will try to help this Open Source to develop
     
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    bookmarked :) thanks
     
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    thumbs up.. look forward to that
     
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    Sound cool! Bookmarked ;)
     
  6. ryuu

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    Nice! I will try to help to develop this project
     
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    When will you release it? I can't wait to test the bot
     
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    It would be a privilege to be a partaker of a great project like this
     
  9. SpiesWithin

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    Unfortunately the project is still in it's early stages, you can keep an eye on it's progress through the Github Repo. That's why I posted it here, to get more contributors and speed along the process.
     
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    Can't wait to test it. Looking forward it.
     
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    Hey, thanks for being awesome!
     
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    Glad to see someone coming up and helping out the other fellow members with a OpenSource Instagram bot at the time of need when all the other bots have gone down.
    Good luck with your journey mate and let me know if I can be of any help!
     
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    Great idea and I hope you make happen. Nice way to think out of the box!
     
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    Thanks to all for the encouraging words. If you know any programming at all, or are willing to learn, please consider helping out, my goals for this project are ambitious and would be easier with more contributors!
     
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    Golang... well, good luck.
     
  16. SpiesWithin

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    One of my main goals of this project is an easy setup for the end user, this meant zero dependencies to download. This ruled out Python which would've been my first choice and left me with Node.JS + Electron or golang. I chose golang for personal preference. I'm curious though, what's wrong with golang?
     
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    Good luck brother!
     
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    This is a good initiate!

    But:

    1. Isn't the problem not so much that there isn't an open source bit software, but rather instagram shutting down API access?

    How are we going to solve the API access problem? Having thousands of folks submitting the same OSS app to get API approval is not gonna work, I fear. Or are we okay with just using the API in sandbox mode, is that enough rate limits? Or is this software not gonna use the API at all?

    2. Golang? Really? I know it's a new code-de-jour but if we're looking for codes/contributors we shouldn't limit ourselves, python/php/JavaScript should be enough imo. It's not like we need to worry about scaling and concurrency for a self hosted app, better to focus on fast code iteration etc.

    Anyways, nice idea gl ✌️
     
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    following
     
  20. SpiesWithin

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    1. It's an unofficial API and Instagram can never really shut it down. There are always going to be ways to find the endpoints, so instead Instagram is going around telling existing companies who are profiting off of this to cease operations, there will most likely always be commercials tools available but the lifetime of these isn't guaranteed.

    2. Mentioned why I picked golang above. Not really choosing it for concurrency, but for ease of use on the end user.
    Anyone with a moderate background in C-style languages can pick Go up in a day, it's what I did. Also, IMO and i'm sure many others share this view GoLang is much easier than either PHP or JS.