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Precise.io Server

A Precise.io Server is an adjusted DataChannel.io Server. All credits go to DataChannel.io for setting up and handling the WebRTC DataChannels and forwarding data, when ever the WebRTC connection fails.

Changelog

  • Added function emit2 for sending a message to a single client. This uses rely2 for forwarding over the websocket
  • Added optional callback function that is triggered, when the connection to the websocket is ready
  • Fixed bug: Rely failed at the onMessage function

DataChannel.io

Cite from DataChannel.io :

Datachannel.io is inspired by the amazing socket.io framework and implements a real-time communication using the WebRTC technology.
Peers are directly connected and datas are exchanged between clients without passing throug the server.

Socket.io has two purposes:
* Serve signals between clients needed to coordinate the communication.
* In case peer-to-peer communication fails or your browser does not support WebRTC, socket.io serve also the data message.

#### License

MIT

How To Set up your Precise.io Server

This installation guide assumes you are using a Debian or Ubuntu Server. It is however not too difficult to adopt these steps on other systems, since node.js works on as good as any platform.

  1. fetch the code from this repository as zip or by cloning

  2. copy it to a folder 'preciseio' on your server ( e.g. /home/you/preciseio )

  3. install nodejs, npm and redis-server.

    $ apt-get install nodejs npm redis-server

  4. cd into your folder

    $ cd /home/you/preciseio

  5. install the required modules

    $ npm install

  6. sometimes the redis module will not be installed in the socket.io folder. If this happens, do the following:

    $ cd node_modules/socket.io
    $ npm install redis
    $ cd ../..

  7. find the ip address of your server using

    $ ifconfig

  8. go to your precise.io account and add a new configuration using your ip and the port 8080

  9. back at your server, run the script

    $ nodejs runDatachannel.js

  10. activate your new configuration instead of the default configuration

You should now be running on your local server! If it fails, check your firewall. You can change the port for the DataChannel in the 'runDatachannel.js' script

How To Use Precise.io Server for other projects (On the clients)

Creating a DataChannel Object

var datachannel = new DataChannel({
    socketServer: 'http://example.com:8080',
    connectedCallback: this.myCallback, // Provide a function that is triggered, when connected to the websocket
    connectedCallbackObject: this, // On what object to call the function
});

// Or simply
var datachannel = new DataChannel({
    socketServer: 'http://example.com:8080',
});

Rooms

// Join a room
datachannel.join( 'myRoom' );

// Leave a room
datachannel.leave( 'myRoom' );

Events

// Subscribe to an event
this.datachannel.in( 'myRoom' ).on( 'chat' , function(data) {
        console.log(data);
});

// Send to all clients in a room
datachannel.in( 'myRoom' ).emit( 'chat' , {text: 'Hi All'} );

// Send to a single client
datachannel.in( 'myRoom' ).emit2( clientB_Id, 'chat' , {text: 'Hi You'} );
// Note: You need clientB's id on clientA, in order to use emit2

// Get this clients Id
datachannel.getId();

License

MIT

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