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Symple Ruby Client

The Symple client module for Ruby which enables one to send Symple messages from a Ruby app to the server using the intermediary redis instance.

What is Symple?

Symple is a presence and messaging protocol which is semantically similar to XMPP, except that it is unrestrictive and vastly simplified, and it uses JSON instead of XML for encoding messages. Symple also has a C++ client which makes it ideas for messaging and remoting between desktop, mobile and browser clients.

How to use it

  1. Clone the symple-ruby-client
  2. Simply require the symple.rb file in your Ruby app
  3. Call broadcast, broadcast_user or broadcast_group to send a JSON serialized object to peers.


Here is an example of using Symple in a Rails app. Lets say we have an Event model, and we want to broadcast the object to all connected peers in the group when a new Event is created:

class Event < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :user      
  after_create :symple_broadcast
  def symple_broadcast
    Symple.broadcast_group(self.user.group_id, {
        name:,                                     # name of the event
        type:,                               # the name of the object being serialized
        from: "#{self.user.username}@#{self.user.group_id}", # sender symple address
        data: self                                           # pass the instance to be serialized using to_json


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


For more information please check out the Symple homepage:
If you have a bug or an issue then please use our new Github issue tracker:

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