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README.md

slack-news

Read news from multiple sources within Slack by just typing /news.

Usage

From any Slack channel, just type /news [source]. The news will be shown on the same channel.

Default sources

  1. Hackers News (/news hn)
  2. Product Hunt (/news ph)

Installation

Setup your own server

Make sure to change the Slash Command URL to whatever your URL is.

Heroku

Deploy

And then:

$ heroku config:set SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=<URL>
$ heroku config:set PH_TOKEN=<PRODUCTHUNT TOKEN>
Other servers
$ git clone git@github.com:karan/slack-news.git
$ cd slack-news
$ npm install
$ export SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL=<URL>
$ export PH_TOKEN=<PRODUCTHUNT TOKEN>
$ node app.js
Notes
  1. SLACK_WEBHOOK_URL will be found after setting up Incoming WebHooks. (See below)
  2. Retrieve Product Hunt token from https://www.producthunt.com/v1/oauth/applications

Setup Integration

  • Go to your channel
  • Click on Configure Integrations.
  • Scroll all the way down to DIY Integrations & Customizations section.

Add a new slash command with the following settings:

  • Click on Add next to Slash Commands.

    • Command: /news
    • URL: http://YOUR-URL.com/news
    • Method: GET

All other settings can be set on your own discretion.

Set up a new incoming webhook

Click on Add next to Incoming WebHooks.

  • Choose a channel to integrate with (this doesn't matter -- it'll always respond to the channel you called it from)
  • Note the new Webhook URL.

Contributing

  • Please use the issue tracker to report any bugs or file feature requests.

  • PRs to add new sources are welcome. Please make sure to test each source you add and try to follow the coding style.

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