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Lunchbot - Skygear JS Cloud Code Demo

This project allows your team to create a list of lunch places in which the bot will suggest lunch place to eat on a schedule.

Demonstrated Features

This is a Skygear JS Cloud Code demo of the following cloud code features:

  • Scheduled Tasks (suggest where to go for lunch at an interval)
  • Calling Skygear API (saving and querying lunch places)
  • Making SQL query with a PostgreSQL connection (for those data not exposed via a Skygear API)
  • Handler (implement Slack webhook request)


  • Skygear (sign up an account at Skygear Cloud)
  • Slack Incoming Webhook
  • Slack Slash Command


  1. Clone this repository
  2. Create an account in Skygear Cloud
  3. Push the repository to Skygear Cloud (see doc for details)
  4. Create Slack Incoming Webhook and Slack Slash Command
  5. Configure the bot using environment variables


The bot can be configured with the following environment variables:

  • SLACK_SLASH_COMMAND_TOKEN - The token is provided by slack to verify that the slash command really comes from slack.
  • SLACK_INCOMING_WEBHOOK - The incoming webhook is how the bot can send a message to a slack channel. Also provided by slack.
  • DEBUG_MODE - Print additional log when value is true.
  • CHANNEL_OVERRIDE - Always send message to this channel.
  • DEFAULT_USER - The username that the bot will use to access Skygear. Default value is admin.
  • LUNCH_SCHEDULE - Bot will send message in this lunch schedule. Please see the doc for scheduled task format.


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