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README.md

Slacker News: A Slack Integration News Service

Read current stories from Hacker News, the BBC, and more right from within Slack. Demo gif of usage

The following sites are supported:

  • Product Hunt
  • Hacker News
  • BBC
  • Vice News
  • FiveThirtyEight

Installation

Set up a new slash command.

  1. The first thing to assign is a name for the command.

    Select something memorable like /news and then click "Add Slash Command Integration"

  2. Change the Url to be http://slckr-nws.heroku.com/news

  3. Change the Method to be GET from the default POST.

Voila! You are set up and ready to receive new and trending news in Slack. The remaining fields you can set to your preference or leave as they are.

Usage

The standard usage is as follows: /news [source] [category]

The following table outlines the possibilities for source and category.

News Source source category
the BBC bbc [uk, business, health, education, entertainment, world, science, tech, top, politics, golf, snooker, sports, football, cricket, rugby, rugby_league, tennis]
FiveThirtyEight 538 [economics, sports, science, life, all, features, data, politics]
Hacker News hn N/A
Product Hunt ph N/A
Vice News vice N/A