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Ruby Gem for using the Flowdock Push API. See Push API documentation for details.

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flowdock gem is tested on Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.3 and JRuby.


  • HTTParty
  • MultiJson


gem install flowdock

If you're using JRuby, you'll also need to install jruby-openssl gem.


To post content to Chat or Team Inbox, you need to use the target flow's API token. They can be found from tokens page.

Posting to Chat

require 'rubygems'
require 'flowdock'

# create a new Flow object with target flow's api token and external user name (enough for posting to Chat)
flow = => "__FLOW_TOKEN__", :external_user_name => "John")

# send message to Chat
flow.push_to_chat(:content => "Hello!", :tags => ["cool", "stuff"])

Posting to Team Inbox

# create a new Flow object with target flow's api token and sender information for Team Inbox posting
flow = => "__FLOW_TOKEN__",
  :source => "myapp", :from => {:name => "John Doe", :address => ""})

# send message to Team Inbox
flow.push_to_team_inbox(:subject => "Greetings from Flowdock API Gem!",
  :content => "<h2>It works!</h2><p>Now you can start developing your awesome application for Flowdock.</p>",
  :tags => ["cool", "stuff"], :link => "")

API methods

  • Flow methods

    push_to_team_inbox - Send message to Team Inbox. See API documentation for details.

    push_to_chat - Send message to Chat. See API documentation for details.

    send_message(params) - Deprecated. Please use push_to_team_inbox instead.

Capistrano deployment task

The Flowdock API Ruby Gem includes a ready task for sending deployment notifications with Capistrano (you need to have Grit installed too). Just add the task into your deploy.rb file and configure the settings to match your project and flow:

 require 'flowdock/capistrano'

 # for Flowdock Gem notifications
 set :flowdock_project_name, "My project"
 set :flowdock_deploy_tags, ["frontend"]
 set :flowdock_api_token, "_YOUR_API_TOKEN_HERE_"


Copyright (c) 2012 Flowdock Ltd. See LICENSE for further details.

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