We have seen number of useful IM bots to get instant access to information on instant messenger application. India specific startup AskLaila has launched Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger bots to access their directory information through instant messenger applications.
AskLaila is a directory of local information covering number of major cities in India. You can access information related to movies, shopping, wines, restaurants, schools from your IM window. To get started, Yahoo Messenger users should add email@example.com as their friend and Gtalk users should add firstname.lastname@example.org as their friend.
Then type keywords for information you need. For example for places to shop around in Chandigarh type: shopping chandigarh. Similarly, for latest movies playing in Mumbai type: movies Mumbai. Add these bots to your IM and access information in less time with more ease. [via AskLaila Blog]