New Twitter Bot Alerts You When Your Game Is Getting Good


A new Twitter bot will alert you when your March Madness game is close.

A new Twitter bot has been created that will alert you when your NCAA basketball game is getting close with under three minutes to go.

The tool is perfect sports fans stuck working during games. No longer will you have to check Twitter every minute for an update, now you can wait for the update to come to you!

Veltman says the Twitter bot initially used the NCAA scoreboard directly, but realized there was delay of a few minutes. He then decided to get data directly from the JSNOP file powering the scoreboard on NCAA.com.

The bot was an instant hit, causing demand for other sports to get a similar treatment. Next up could be baseball:

The Nailbiter Twitter bot is great if you need can’t follow every game at once, which chances are you can’t. With March Madness just getting interesting, the bot couldn’t have come out at a more perfect time.

[Photo Credit: E. A. Sanabria]


Scott Croker

Scott Croker grew up writing short stories and watching sports. It was only fate his two loves would combine into a life of sports writing. He grew up in the great sports city of San Francisco and currently resides in LA, which is just a football team away from being complete. As he has gotten older he has realized that there is not much more in life he needs to be happy than a TV and laptop, although going to games is nice too.

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