Autoresponder for Google Chat and Hangouts
Autoresponder is a Django project that hosts static Google Chat/Hangouts bots.
I originally created it to avoid unnoticed messages to my forwarding accounts, but it's also found use with employees and small business owners.
The hosted version is available at https://gchat.simon.codes.
Autoresponder can also be self-hosted.
First, install the dependencies and connect your account:
$ pip install -r requirements.txt $ python standalone_bot.py auth
You only need to run this once. The OAuth credentials will be written to your current working directory.
Then, start the bot:
$ python standalone_bot.py run email@example.com 'my autoresponse'
To further customize your bot, modify the constructor params for AutoRespondBot in standalone_bot.py
Email notifications are not currently supported when self-hosting (#7).
- gchatautorespond/apps/autorespond: main django app
- gchatautorespond/lib/chatworker: manages chat bots
- test: tests
- ops: ansible config (3rd party roles vendorized)
- secrets: prod secrets (managed with transcypt)
- assets: served with dj-static (not nginx because I'm lazy)
To create a new dev environment:
- create a new virtualenv
pip install -r test_requirements.txt
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=gchatautorespond.settings_dev python manage.py migrate
- run locally:
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=gchatautorespond.settings_dev python manage.py supervisor
- run tests:
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=gchatautorespond.settings_dev ./manage.py test test/