FlockOS - the World’s first Chat Operating System - is the ultra-powerful platform on which one can build apps and integrations within Flock. Apps are a first class citizen in Flock. With FlockOS, your apps can:
Send Message and Attachments to Flock groups and users. For example,
the GitHub app sends configurable notifications to any Flock Group.
The Todo app notifies your group whenever a task is completed.
Configure a Bot to send directed messages to users like the Reminder bot, which sends a reminder message at a scheduled time.
Add an Attachment Picker to the Attachment Picker bar. For example,
the Poll app adds a button to the Attachment bar that allows a user
to create and send opinion polls in Flock
Add a Chat Tab Button to the Chat tab bar. The Todo app adds a button
to the Chat tab bar, which pops up the sidebar widget and shows the
various tasks of the team
Add Widgets to Flock desktop and mobile clients. These include the
modal widget, the sidebar widget and the attachment widget. Apps such
as the Poll app, Todo app and others use these widgets to provide an
amazing GUI for their apps
Setup Slash Command to receive commands from the user. For
example, the /video slash command creates a video conference room
and displays its URL in the group
Setup your Launcher Button. For example, the ToDo app uses the App
Launcher button to display a list of todos.
Receive specific URLs to generate URL Previews. For example, the
Google Drive app subscribes to all URLs starting with
drive.google.com to provide a rich preview back.
Step 8: Setup your hosting
Depending on what you are building you may need to host your app on a server somewhere. We recommend one of the below options
Use ngrok. Ngrok allows you to expose a web server running on your
local machine to the Internet. This makes it easy to test and demo
your apps from the comfort of your localhost. Also allows you to
inspect and replay all traffic. Note that each time you restart ngrok
your app http endpoint will change.
AWS S3 + AWS API Gateway + Lambda + RDS
2)Lambda lets you host your functions on Java, Python or Node.js
3)API Gateway exposes those Lambda functions as an HTTP endpoint
4)RDS provides a MySQL data store incase you need one
AWS EC2 + RDS
1)In case you want your own full blown VM you can use AWS EC2 and RDS
Setup a FREE AWS developer account for any of the above two options.
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Step 9: Submit video with a working demo of your app
Submit a video (screengrab) of the working demo of your app. You can choose to add a voiceover to explain the app working if needed. Also share the code samples so the judges can review it if necessary.