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WebTox is a web-based Tox client written in go (server-side) and html5 (client-side).

WebTox isn't ready yet! Please don't use WebTox if you don't know the risks of using unstable software.

Screenshot of WebTox

When you should(n't) use WebTox

You should use WebTox if

  • you would like to use Tox on any currently unsupported plattform that comes with support for web-based applications.
  • you are able to install it on your Raspberry Pi or any similar hardware.
  • you want to install it locally because you like web applications. ;)

You should not use WebTox if

  • you don't trust the server you would like to install it on.
  • you just want to use Tox as a normal desktop application and don't care about the technical details.
  • you have never heard of "Port Forwarding" and "DynDNS".

If WebTox does not fit your requirements, try out one of the recommended Tox clients for your plattform.

How to run

If you are unfamiliar with Go, please start by reading How to Write Go Code.

First of all, you have to install toxcore.

If you haven't set up your go environment yet, here is how to do so:

mkdir -p ~/go
export GOROOT=~/go
export PATH=$PATH:~/go/bin
echo "export GOPATH=~/go/" >> ~/.bash_profile
echo "export PATH=$PATH:~/go/bin" >> ~/.bash_profile

The easiest way to run WebTox is using the go tools:

go get github.com/codedust/WebTox
go get github.com/codedust/go-tox
go get github.com/codedust/go-httpserve
go get github.com/mattn/go-sqlite3

WebTox can now be started simply by running go run *.go from within the server directory. Next, visit http://localhost:8080/ and you are done.


Yay! Thanks. Any contribution is helpful. If you plan to start a huge change, it might be the best to create a Github Issue first.


WebTox is released under the GNU General Public License v3.