Check the bot here @cowinassistbot.
This is a simple Telegram bot to
- Check slots availability
- Get an alert when slots become available
Book an available slot
all this with a single click of button.
On 6th May 2021, CoWin API added caching and rate limits. The public API data would be cached upto 30 minutes, so the alerts wouldn't be so instant in busy areas, which reduced this bot's functionality to being a nice UI for public CoWin site in Telegram.
Installation and Deployment
Following section helps you host the bot on your own servers.
This bot is built and tested on Linux and Mac OS X. It should work on Windows machines as well, but I haven't tested it. Other requirements:
- Python 3 (version 3.8+)
- SQLite 3
Install the project requirements from
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
secrets.py and fill it with appropriate details. Then you can run:
$ python main.py 2021-05-06 09:59:29,238 - __main__ - INFO - starting a bg worker - frequent_background_worker 2021-05-06 09:59:29,239 - __main__ - INFO - starting a bg worker - periodic_background_worker 2021-05-06 09:59:29,239 - apscheduler.scheduler - INFO - Scheduler started
You may use the
supervisor.conf provided for deployment using Supervisord.
Open an issue for any discussions and feel free to send a PR.
Not affiliated with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare OR Government of India in any capacity.
Released under MIT License. Check
LICENSE file more info.