Generic API for building bots


A generic API for creating bots.

Originally by Chris Vickery, now maintained by TAT and The plug³ Team.

NOTE: Currently not supporting facebook login.

Run the following:

npm install plugapi --production

You can choose to instantiate the instance both sync or async.


var PlugAPI = require('plugapi');
var bot = new PlugAPI({
    "email": "",
    "password": ""
bot.connect('roomslug'); // The part after 
bot.on('roomJoin', function(room) {
    console.log("Joined " + room);


var PlugAPI = require('plugapi');
new PlugAPI({
    "email": "",
    "password": ""
}, function(bot) {
    bot.connect('roomslug'); // The part after 
    bot.on('roomJoin', function(room) {
        console.log("Joined " + room);

Here are some bots using this API.

BeavisBotI <3 the 80's and 90's
-DnB-Drum & Bass
FoxBotApproaching Nirvana

Have a bot that uses the API? Let me know!

You can listen on essentially any event that plug emits.

// basic chat handler to show incoming chats formatted nicely 
bot.on('chat', function(data) {
    if (data.type == 'emote')
        console.log(data.from + data.message);
        console.log(data.from + "" + data.message);

Here's an example for automatic reconnecting on errors / close events!

var reconnect = function() { bot.connect(ROOM); };
bot.on('close', reconnect);
bot.on('error', reconnect);

Read about some of the events on the wiki.

Read about the actions on the wiki.

  1. Clone repository to empty folder.
  2. Cd to the repository.
  3. Run npm install to set up the environment.
  4. Edit your code.
  5. Run grunt to compile the code and test.
  6. After it's bug free, you may submit it as a Pull Request to the main repo.

Since cuts off chat messages at 250 characters, you can choose to have your bot split up chat messages into multiple lines:

var bot = new PlugAPI(auth);
bot.multiLine = true; // Set to true to enable multi line chat. Default is false 
bot.multiLineLimit = 5; // Set to the maximum number of lines the bot should split messages up into. Any text beyond this number will just be omitted. Default is 5. 

You can start up a TCP server the bot will listen to, for remote administration


    bot.tcpListen(6666, 'localhost');
    bot.on('tcpConnect', function(socket) {
        // executed when someone telnets into localhost port 6666 
    bot.on('tcpMessage', function(socketmsg) {
        // Use socket.write, for example, to send output back to the telnet session 
        // 'msg' is whatever was entered by the user in the telnet session