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Announcement plugin to include 'hello bar' into your app, for Ruby on Rails. Based on paul_revere.

You can show message in a specific time, inform users about news on the web and measure all clicks.

Install with the asset pipeline (Rails 3.1+, asset pipeline enabled)

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'hello_bar'


$ bundle

Run the generator to create the migration and routes:

rails generate hello_bar

Add the default announcement CSS to app/assets/stylesheets/application.css:

//= require announcements

Add the helper to app/views/layouts/application.html.erb:

<%= hello_bar %>

Run the migration:

rake db:migrate


HelloBar provides...

  • A model called Announcement, which has columns:

    • message (text column)
    • link (string columns, mandtory)
    • starts_at and ends_at (datetime columns, mandatory) You can use method "current" announcement.
  • A helper called #hello_bar, which will return current announcement.

  • Tracking into Google Analytics event


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request