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Voice Chat API is an open-source audio conferencing app exposed via an API.

This Hubot script makes a POST request to return the URL of a conference room where you can do a simple WebRTC-powered voice calls in browsers. Using this script you can integrate audio conferencing into your own chatting apps like Campfire, Hipchat or Flowdock among many others. The room will last for the next 24 hours. Learn more on Voice Chat API.

Configuration & Commands

HUBOT_VOICECHAT_HOST - (optional) The base URL of a self-hosted instance of the Voice Chat API. HUBOT_VOICECHAT_EXPIRE_CONFERENCE - (optional) True if conference is set to expire after 24 hours since its creation.

hubot conference - create an audio conference room. hubot voicechat - create an audio conference room. (whichever you prefer)

Setting up

You will need node.js and npm. Joyent has an excellent blog post on how to get those installed, so we'll omit those details here.

Once node and npm are ready, we can install hubot and coffeescript:

% npm install -g hubot coffee-script

This will give us the hubot command, which is used for running a hubot, and more importantly now, generating your own hubot. The name of the new bot is the last argument, and will be created in the directory of the same name. For example, to create a new bot named myhubot:

% hubot --create myhubot

If you are using git, the generated directory includes a .gitignore, so you can initialize and add everything:

% cd myhubot
% git init
% git add .
% git commit -m "Initial commit"

You now have your own functional hubot! There's a bin/hubot command for convenience, to handle installing npm dependencies, loading scripts, and then launching your hubot.

% bin/hubot

This starts hubot using the shell adapter, which is mostly useful for development. Make note of Hubot>; this is the name he'll respond to with commands. For example, to list available commands:

% bin/hubot
Hubot> hubot: help
hubot <keyword> tweet - Returns a link to a tweet about <keyword>
hubot <user> is a badass guitarist - assign a role to a user
hubot <user> is not a badass guitarist - remove a role from a user
hubot animate me <query> - The same thing as `image me`, except adds a few parameters to try to return an animated GIF instead.
hubot convert me <expression> to <units> - Convert expression to given units.
hubot die - End hubot process
hubot echo <text> - Reply back with <text>
hubot fake event <event> - Triggers the <event> event for debugging reasons
hubot help - Displays all of the help commands that Hubot knows about.
hubot help <query> - Displays all help commands that match <query>.
hubot image me <query> - The Original. Queries Google Images for <query> and returns a random top result.
hubot map me <query> - Returns a map view of the area returned by `query`.
hubot math me <expression> - Calculate the given expression.
hubot mustache me <query> - Searches Google Images for the specified query and mustaches it.
hubot mustache me <url> - Adds a mustache to the specified URL.
hubot ping - Reply with pong
hubot show storage - Display the contents that are persisted in the brain
hubot show users - Display all users that hubot knows about
hubot the rules - Make sure hubot still knows the rules.
hubot time - Reply with current time
hubot translate me <phrase> - Searches for a translation for the <phrase> and then prints that bad boy out.
hubot translate me from <source> into <target> <phrase> - Translates <phrase> from <source> into <target>. Both <source> and <target> are optional
hubot who is <user> - see what roles a user has
hubot youtube me <query> - Searches YouTube for the query and returns the video embed link.
hubot pug bomb N - get N pugs
hubot pug me - Receive a pug
hubot ship it - Display a motivation squirrel

You almost definitely will want to change his name to give him some more character. bin/hubot takes a --name:

% bin/hubot --name myhubot

Your hubot will now respond as myhubot. This is case-insensitive, and can be prefixed with @ or suffixed with :. These are equivalent:

myhubot help
@myhubot help
myhubot: help


You can deploy hubot to Heroku, which is the officially supported method. Additionally you are able to deploy hubot to a UNIX-like system or Windows. Please note the support for deploying to Windows isn't officially supported.




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