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A simple, customizable receptionist iPad app built with Smooch. Receive a message on Slack when someone is at the reception.


  1. git clone
  2. cd receptionkit
  3. Sign up with Smooch and copy the App ID from Settings
  4. Configure Slack with Smooch
  5. Disable Automatic Channel Archiving when configuring Smooch. If you don't do this, your receptionist channel will be archived.
  6. Open ReceptionKit.xcworkspace with Xcode
  7. Navigate to Config.swift
  8. Replace Config.Smooch.AppToken with the App Token from Smooch
  9. Build and run the app (⌘R)



You can send a message to the iPad by using /sk [message] inside the iPad channel (called sk-receptionist by default). If you want the message to be sent in real time, you need to configure push notifications. Otherwise, there may be up to a 5 second delay before the message arrives.


You can set the name of how the receptionist appears in Slack by changing Config.Slack.Name.


Smooch uses Gravatar to set the user's profile pictures. If you want to set a profile picture, you must set a Gravatar for an email and set Config.Slack.Email to that email.

Channel name

A new channel will be created for each iPad running the app. You can rename the channel using the /rename new-channel-name in Slack.


ReceptionKit uses the contacts on the iPad for searching contacts when a visitor presses the i know the name of the person i am here to see button.

You can sync the iPad with contacts from Google, Outlook, or use any standard way of syncing contacts with iOS.

Getting images

If you use /sk #image in Slack, it will post an image from the front-facing camera. You can change the command by changing Config.Photos.ImageCaptureCommand. You can also disable the command by setting Config.Photos.EnableCommand to false.

The app will also post a picture when someone interacts with the iPad. You can disable this behaviour by setting SendOnInteraction to false.


Background colour

The background colour and the navigation bar colour can be changed in Config.swift by changing Config.Colour.Background and Config.Colour.NavigationBar, respectively, to the colours' hex values.

Image assets

The image assets can be changed by replacing the images in Images.xcassets. The resolutions of the images are:

Image type Resolution
Company logo 800 x 88
Delivery logos 800 x 800

Navigation bar


The logo is displayed only in the first view and can be disabled by setting Config.General.ShowLogo to false. Otherwise, you can replace the placeholder logo with your own image (see Image Assets)

Language toggle

The English/French language toggle is enabled by default. You can turn it off by setting Config.General.ShowLanguageToggle to false.

Launch screen

If you wish to customize the launch screen, you must change the LaunchScreen.xib file.

Doorbell noise

You can disable the doorbell sound when someone checks in by setting Config.General.PlayDoorBell to false. You can also change the default sound played by replacing ReceptionKit/doorbell.mp3 with the mp3 file you wish to play instead.

The current sound effect is Bell1.wav from pac007, licensed CC0.


  • The icons on the buttons are from Font Awesome. You can replace the icon in Icons.swift by changing the Unicode values.
  • The first time you search for a contact, you will have to give the app permission to access the device's contact list.


A simple, customizable receptionist iPad app built with Smooch








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