This component adds a mobile-first, individually styled web chat module to OSSN. You need the Pusher Channels service for realtime updates.
You'll want to add the link to the main menu AND/OR redirect logins directly to WebChat using the Component Admin page:
v2.0.3 BETA 16th Dec 2020
OSSN >= v5.6
OssnMessages >= 5.4
OssnServices >= 6.4
Private Network >= 5.4
FREE key from https://developers.giphy.com
FREE Channels app-key from www.pusher.com
Demo site is running ossn 5.6, GreenByGreen theme and only has Private Network, API Services and WebChat components installed.
Add ossn credit
Message status dialog
Online status for group members
Block message content of blocked users
Hide blocked users from create new chat dialog
User is typing...
MP4 video uploads
Limits on number of images/videos people can upload
Allow to share images directly from profile
Add type to message table GIPHY, info, photo, profile image etc.
Implement OSSN blocked users
Migrate chat_api to ossn actions
Implement mobile notifications
Decide on consistent naming convention throughout. Is it Groups / Chats / WebChat etc. Need to keep language consistent throughout.
Remove ALL error_log / console.log and debug responses
Finish tidying up code and commenting (if I have time to kill)
CSS animations / transitions to make the experience feel more app-like.
Sounds for sending/receiving messages
White border on giphy thumbnail selection
change giphy default search as it keeps failing
Encryption and Presence / Private Pusher Channels
Public/Private groups (to plan)
Voice and Video calls
Public Webcam broadcasts / channels
User Search by distance/gender etc
Who looked at me?
View and manage profile / galleries
View and post to walls
I'd be grateful for feedback on how I could improve the component. Any bugs or issues please also report here.
Version history can be found in this Google Doc
WebChat Version History
Hey @Kevin ! You're doing great! Keep it up and thanks for the efforts man! ;)
No problem. Take your time. Make your project happen. And if you need any help (translation, who knows?), call me :-)
Sorry for not updating much the last year or so. I put so much time and effort in and it evolved into a much, much bigger project than I'd originally planned. It ended up being a complete redesign of the ossn frontend with working pwa and notifications, live group chat with moderators and custom games, gesture based navigation and more!
I approached ossn to see if they would be willing to work with me to adapt it into a new release of ossn as the visuals of ossn are very dated (although the core code is solid), but after sharing a review version I never heard back from them.
So my next plan is to write my own API from the ground-up, utilise most of the front-end I've already designed and written, and either just use it to release my own app, or perhaps release the code as open source so others can benefit from it.
So I'm afraid there will be no further updates to this add-on.
I wish you all the best and big thanks to ossn for an excellent system as it's really inspired me.
I tried to use webchat but admin page wont open. OSSN 6.1 with GoBlue Theme. Also, demo site has 404 error.
webchat admin menu are not working in the ossn version 6.1. theme is flexi 2.2
picture is in the link
btw, I'm a bit confuse on getting api for pusher .... I'm stuck at choosing channel or beam.. which one should I choose? I got api key for giphy already tho ...
Sorry for being noob :(
Ohh I see, good thing I just installed it in my dev site first to give it a try.. Thanks for the heads up Sir @Kevin :)
At this stage I wouldn't recommend using it on a live production website, but the choice is yours. I'm looking for feedback on how to improve it and for any bugs or issues. Happy to help people who have it installed on a Dev site, but I won't assist with live sites, and can't be held responsible for any loss of data etc etc...