Balloons

A web multi-room chat server and client ready to use. Its built with the help of node.JS, Express, Socket.IO and Redis. Balloons uses PassportJS for authentication with Twitter and Facebook

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Description:

A web multi-room chat server and client ready to use. Its built with the help of node.JS, Express, Socket.IO and Redis. Balloons uses PassportJS for authentication with Twitter and Facebook

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This app uses:

  • web process
  • core/redis

Balloons.IO

Balloons.IO is a web multi-room chat server and client ready to use. It’s build with the help of node.JS, Express, Socket.IO and Redis.

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Installation

The installation of certain tools can be a bit annoying, but these then become inseparable friends to all developer. We will not explain how to install each and every one of these tools, especially because their sites do much better than what we could do ourselves:

Requirements

Install Redis

wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.4.17.tar.gz
tar xvf redis-2.4.17.tar.gz
cd redis-2.4.17
make && make install

Start Redis

./redis-server ./redis.conf

Install Balloons.IO

If you have these 2 tools installed, go to terminal and type:

git clone https://github.com/gravityonmars/Balloons.IO.git
cd Balloons.IO
npm install
mv config/config.sample.json config/config.json

Then, edit config/config.json with your favorite text editor and add Facebook & Twitter keys.

To allow Sign In with Twitter:

To allow Sign In with Facebook:

Go to terminal and run node balloons.

Point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:6789 (You can also change the port from 'config/config.json')

Balloons uses PassportJS for authentication with Twitter and Facebook.

Enjoy!

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License

MIT