It's okay mate I understand. I would be more concerned in my own right if I still used Pandorabots but I gave up a long time ago when the server kept going down all the time. Being as you are a friend then I do feel for you after all the work you do on your bots and here with your errors and corrections.
I know for a fact if it was happening to me I would be angry about it too. Hopefully the community can rally round and work something out now.
As for all the bot apps, well I am currently researching that in the Android market - I have only found about 18 so far, there doesn't appear to be as many as in the Apple market.
This is really starting to get interesting and it's opening up a whole new area of research for me.
Smackie ChatBot by Smackall Games Pvt Ltd is designed for both iPhone and iPad. As one person commenting said, "the icon looks like a character from Dragon Ball Z." They went on to say, "...it's not copyright infringement without a face or the rest of his body... i don't think he looks like him at all."
I wonder if the owners of Dragon Ball Z would feel the same way. I've frequently seen news accounts of copyright cases where a product (image, novel, or sound recording) looked, sounded, or seemed to be too close to the original work.
Makes me wonder what else this company is up to. What do you think?
Obviously just another ALICE or Pandorabot. I find the last comment interesting.
by Scottisimo "This app is dangerous. It told me that it could see me through the camera of my computer. It asked me where I lived. It asked me what do I look like. It told me I look fine with my black hair and lots of necklaces. It asked me what was I wearing. This scared me and I deleted it immediately. Do not get this app. I felt like there was another person on the end of the line. This app is very dangerous."
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2011 8:24:13 GMT -5 by thunder
Just as I suspected, the bot "Qwerty" is owned by Nathan, the Mac app developer, he's paying the $75 for the better-than-average server.
He's been responding over at chatbot.org, mostly complaining about us complaining. I think his views are a bit mixed up... and perhaps youthfully optimistic when it comes to acquiring the work of others simply because it's easily available.