Cron Bot for RingCentral
Cron Bot for RingCentral
by Tyler Liu

Stay on top of key tasks: schedule reminders for yourself or the teams you belong to.

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Cron Chatbot for the RingCentral App

Team Messaging Crontab Chatbot allows you to create cron jobs to send notifications to your RingCentral app team messages.

For example, you can create a cron job for your team which runs at 9:00 am from Monday to Friday to notify everyone that it's time for daily standup meeting:

Usage instructions

To converse with the bot to create a reminder, assuming the bot's name is "cronbot," use the command below to a reminder at 9:00am, Monday thru Friday:

@cronbot new 0 9 * * 1-5 Good morning everyone, it's time for daily standup meeting.

The syntax used is that of "cron" -- where the bot gets its name. Cron is a UNIX shell command for executing recurring tasks.

The syntax is as follows:

@<botname> <command> <minutes> <hours> <days> <months> <day of week> <message>

Commands

  1. new

Setting schedules

Tools exist to help you formulate the right syntax, but it works like this:

  1. minutes: the numerical minutes of the hour, 30=30 minutes from the top of the hour
  2. hours: the hours of the day in 24-hour notation. 0=12:00am, 1=1:00am, etc.
  3. days: the numerical day of the month, 0-31
  4. months: the numerical calendar month, 1-12
  5. day of week: 0=Sunday, 1=Monday, 2=Tuesday, 3=Wednesday, 4=Thursday, 5=Friday, 6=Saturday

Requirements

No requirements. You can use it as long as you are a RingCentral user.

Installation

Just click the "Install" button above and give the bot a name.

App Scope and Permissions

When authorized, this app will be granted the following permissions:

PermissionDescription
Read AccountsView user account information, e.g. name, business name, and contact info
Edit ExtensionsView and update extension information, including name, extension number, phone number, email, etc.
Team MessagingPost messages, as well as view, edit and delete Team Messaging related data
Webhook SubscriptionsManage and subscribe to webhook notifications
GlipDeprecated: TeamMessaging permission should be used instead