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Client libraries

The RBM client libraries make it easy to create RBM agents using Node.js, C#, Python, or Java.

Prerequisites

Before you get started, you need to do the following things:

Setup

  1. Download the First Agent Sample.

    Note: Sign in with your RBM Google account to access download links.

  2. Unzip the file on your local machine.

  3. Follow the instructions in the README to configure your RBM credentials.

Send messages

In the following examples, rbm_api_helper.js (not used for Python) assumes the file you are working from is one directory below the main app folder. You may need to adjust the location depending on your project’s configuration.

Tester invite

Until you have launched your agent, it can only communicate with invited test devices. The following code sends a tester invite to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Send the tester invite to the device
rbmApiHelper.sendTesterInvite('+12223334444', function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Register the device as a tester
   rbmApiHelper.registerTester("+12223334444");
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service

# Send the tester invite to a device
rbm_service.invite_tester('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

// Register the device as a tester
rbmApiHelper.RegisterTester("+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Capability check

Your agent can only communicate with RCS-enabled devices. You can check whether a device is RCS-enabled by checking the device’s capabilities. The following code checks the capability of a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Send a capability check to the device
rbmApiHelper.checkCapability('+12223334444', function(response) {
   // Print capabilities of the device
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

// Check the capabilities of the device
boolean capability = rbmApiHelper.getCapability("+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service

# Send the tester invite to a device
response = rbm_service.make_cap_request('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

// Register the device as a tester
Capabilities capabilities = rbmApiHelper.GetCapability("+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Simple message

A simple message is made purely of text. The following code sends a simple text message to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
};

// Send a simple message to the device
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Send simple text message to user
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444"
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create a simple RBM text message
message_text = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')

# Send text message to the device
messages.MessageCluster().append_message(message_text).send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Message with suggested replies

Suggested replies help guide users through conversations with your agent. A simple message can include a collection of suggested replies and actions. The following code sends a simple text message with two suggested replies to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

let suggestions = [
   {
      reply: {
         'text': 'Suggestion #1',
         'postbackData': 'suggestion_1',
      },
   },
   {
      reply: {
         'text': 'Suggestion #2',
         'postbackData': 'suggestion_2',
      },
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with suggestion chips to the device
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.SuggestionHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();
   suggestions.add(
      new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #1", "suggestion_1").getSuggestedReply());

   suggestions.add(
      new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #2", "suggestion_2").getSuggestedReply());

   // Send simple text message to user
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggested replies for the message to send to the user
cluster.append_suggestion_chip(messages.SuggestedReply('Suggestion #1', 'reply:suggestion_1'))
cluster.append_suggestion_chip(messages.SuggestedReply('Suggestion #2', 'reply:suggestion_2'))

# Send a simple message with suggestion chips to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
   // Create suggestion chips
   new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #1", "suggestion_1").SuggestedReply(),
   new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #2", "suggestion_2").SuggestedReply()
};

// Send simple text message with suggestions to user
rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
   suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Media message

The following code sends an image or video to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

let params = {
   fileUrl: 'http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
};

// Send an image/video to a device
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.AgentContentMessage;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.AgentMessage;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   String fileUrl = "http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif";

   // create media only message
   AgentContentMessage agentContentMessage = new AgentContentMessage();
   agentContentMessage.setContentInfo(new ContentInfo().setFileUrl(fileUrl));

   // attach content to message
   AgentMessage agentMessage = new AgentMessage();
   agentMessage.setContentMessage(agentContentMessage);

   rbmApiHelper.sendAgentMessage(agentMessage, "+12223334444");
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create media file attachment
file_message = messages.FileMessage('http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif')

messages.MessageCluster().append_message(file_message).send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

string fileUrl = "http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif";

// Create content info with the file url
ContentInfo contentInfo = new ContentInfo
{
    FileUrl = fileUrl
};

// Attach content info to a message
AgentContentMessage agentContentMessage = new AgentContentMessage
{
    ContentInfo = contentInfo,
};

// Attach content to message
AgentMessage agentMessage = new AgentMessage
{
    ContentMessage = agentContentMessage
};

rbmApiHelper.SendAgentMessage(agentMessage, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Rich card

With a rich card, you can send a chunk of related information: title, description, image and up to 4 suggested replies or actions. The following code sends a rich card to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Suggested replies to be used in the card
let suggestions = [
   {
      reply: {
         'text': 'Suggestion #1',
         'postbackData': 'suggestion_1',
      },
   },
   {
      reply: {
         'text': 'Suggestion #2',
         'postbackData': 'suggestion_2',
      },
   },
];

// Image to be displayed by the card
let imageUrl = 'http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif';

// Definition of the card parameters
let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   messageDescription: 'RBM is awesome!',
   Msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
   imageUrl: imageUrl,
   height: 'TALL',
};

// Send rich card to device
rbmApiHelper.sendRichCard(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.StandaloneCard;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.cards.CardOrientation;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.cards.MediaHeight;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.SuggestionHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();
   suggestions.add(
      new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #1", "suggestion_1").getSuggestedReply());

   suggestions.add(
      new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #2", "suggestion_2").getSuggestedReply());

   String imageUrl = "http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif";

   // Create a standalone rich card to send to the user
   StandaloneCard standaloneCard = rbmApiHelper.createStandaloneCard(
       "Hello, world!",
       "RBM is awesome!",
       imageUrl,
       MediaHeight.MEDIUM,
       CardOrientation.VERTICAL,
       suggestions
   );

   rbmApiHelper.sendStandaloneCard(standaloneCard, "+12223334444");
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Suggested replies to be used in the card
suggestions = [
      messages.SuggestedReply('Suggestion #1', 'reply:suggestion_1'),
      messages.SuggestedReply('Suggestion #2', 'reply:suggestion_2')
]

# Image to be displayed by the card
image_url = 'http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif';

# Define rich card structure
rich_card = messages.StandaloneCard('VERTICAL',
                                    'Hello, world!',
                                    'RBM is awesome!',
                                    suggestions,
                                    image_url,
                                    None,
                                    None,
                                    'MEDIUM')

# Append rich card and send to the user
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(rich_card)
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
using RCSBusinessMessaging.Cards;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
   // Create suggestion chips
   new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #1", "suggestion_1").SuggestedReply(),
   new SuggestionHelper("Suggestion #2", "suggestion_2").SuggestedReply()
};

string imageUrl = "http://www.google.com/logos/doodles/2015/googles-new-logo-5078286822539264.3-hp2x.gif";

// Create rich card with suggestions
StandaloneCard standaloneCard = rbmApiHelper.CreateStandaloneCard(
   "Hello, world!",
   "RBM is awesome",
   imageUrl,
   MediaHeight.TALL,
   CardOrientation.VERTICAL,
   suggestions
);

// Send rich card to user
rbmApiHelper.SendStandaloneCard(standaloneCard, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Carousels string together multiple rich cards allowing a user to compare options and react individually. The following code sends a rich card carousel with two cards to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Images for the carousel cards
let card1Image = 'https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/cute-dog.jpg';
let card2Image = 'https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/elephant.jpg';

// Define the card contents for a carousel with two cards, each with one suggested reply
let cardContents = [
   {
      title: 'Card #1',
      description: 'The description for card #1',
      suggestions: [
         {
            reply: {
               text: 'Card #1',
               postbackData: 'card_1',
            }
         }
      ],
      media: {
         height: 'MEDIUM',
         contentInfo: {
            fileUrl: card1Image,
            forceRefresh: false,
         },
      },
   },
   {
      title: 'Card #2',
      description: 'The description for card #2',
      suggestions: [
         {
            reply: {
               text: 'Card #2',
               postbackData: 'card_2',
            }
         }
      ],
      media: {
         height: 'MEDIUM',
         contentInfo: {
            fileUrl: card2Image,
            forceRefresh: false,
         },
      },
   },
];

// Definition of carousel card
let params = {
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   cardContents: cardContents,
};

// Send the device the carousel card defined above
rbmApiHelper.sendCarouselCard(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.CardContent;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.cards.CardOrientation;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.cards.CardWidth;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.cards.MediaHeight;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.SuggestionHelper;
…

try {
            // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
            RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

            List cardContents = new ArrayList();

            // Images for the carousel cards
            String card1Image = "https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/cute-dog.jpg";

            // Create suggestions for first carousel card
            List card1Suggestions = new ArrayList();
            card1Suggestions.add(
                new SuggestionHelper("Card #1", "card_1"));

            cardContents.add(
                new StandaloneCardHelper(
                    "Card #1",
                    "The description for card #1",
                    card1Image,
                    card1Suggestions)
                    .getCardContent(MediaHeight.SHORT)
            );

            // Images for the carousel cards
            String card2Image = "https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/elephant.jpg";

            // Create suggestions for second carousel card
            List card2Suggestions = new ArrayList();
            card2Suggestions.add(
                new SuggestionHelper("Card #2", "card_2"));

            cardContents.add(
                new StandaloneCardHelper(
                    "Card #2",
                    "The description for card #2",
                    card2Image,
                    card2Suggestions)
                    .getCardContent(MediaHeight.SHORT)
            );

            // Send the carousel to the user
            rbmApiHelper.sendCarouselCards(cardContents, CardWidth.MEDIUM, "+12223334444");
        } catch(Exception e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Images for the carousel cards
card_image_1 = 'https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/cute-dog.jpg';
card_image_2 = 'https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/elephant.jpg';

# Suggested replies to be used in the cards
suggestions1 = [
      messages.SuggestedReply('Card #1', 'reply:card_1')
]

suggestions2 = [
      messages.SuggestedReply('Card #2', 'reply:card_2')
]

# Define the card contents for a carousel with two cards,
# each with one suggested reply
card_contents = []
card_contents.append(messages.CardContent('Card #1',
                                          'The description for card #1',
                                          card_image_1,
                                          'MEDIUM',
                                          suggestions1))

card_contents.append(messages.CardContent('Card #2',
                                          'The description for card #2',
                                          card_image_2,
                                          'MEDIUM',
                                          suggestions2))

# Send the device the carousel card defined above
carousel_card = messages.CarouselCard('MEDIUM', card_contents)
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(carousel_card)
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
using RCSBusinessMessaging.Cards;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                             projectId);

// Image references to be used in the carousel cards
string card1Image = "https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/cute-dog.jpg";
string card2Image = "https://storage.googleapis.com/kitchen-sink-sample-images/elephant.jpg";

// Suggestion chip lists to be used in carousel cards
List<Suggestion> suggestions1 = new List<Suggestion>
{
   new SuggestionHelper("Card #1", "card_1").SuggestedReply()
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions2 = new List<Suggestion>
{
   new SuggestionHelper("Card #2", "card_2").SuggestedReply()
};

// Create the card content for the carousel
List<CardContent> cardContents = new List<CardContent>
{
   // Add items as card content
   new StandaloneCardHelper(
                    "Card #1",
                    "The description for card #1",
                    card1Image,
                    suggestions1).GetCardContent(),
   new StandaloneCardHelper(
                    "Card #2",
                    "The description for card #2",
                    card2Image,
                    suggestions2).GetCardContent()
};

// Send the carousel to the user
rbmApiHelper.SendCarouselCards(cardContents, CardWidth.MEDIUM, msisdn);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Dial a number

The following code sends a Dial action to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Define a dial suggested action
let suggestions = [
   {
      action: {
         text: 'Call',
         postbackData: 'postback_data_1234',
         dialAction: {
            phoneNumber: '+15556667777'
         }
      }
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with a dial suggested action
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.DialAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.SuggestedAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();

   // creating a dial suggested action
   DialAction dialAction = new DialAction();
   dialAction.setPhoneNumber("+15556667777");

   // creating a suggested action based on a dial action
   SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction();
   suggestedAction.setText("Call");
   suggestedAction.setPostbackData("postback_data_1234");
   suggestedAction.setDialAction(dialAction);

   // attaching action to a suggestion
   Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion();
   suggestion.setAction(suggestedAction);

   suggestions.add(suggestion);

   // Send simple text message with the suggestion action
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create a dial suggested action
suggestions = [
      messages.DialAction('Call', 'reply:postback_data_1234', '+15556667777')
]

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggestions for the message to send to the user
for suggestion in suggestions:
    cluster.append_suggestion_chip(suggestion)

# Send a simple message with suggested action to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Create a dial an agent suggested action
DialAction dialAction = new DialAction
{
    PhoneNumber = "+15556667777"
};

// Creating a suggested action based on a dial action
SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction
{
    Text = "Call",
    PostbackData = "postback_data_1234",
    DialAction = dialAction
};

// Attach action to a suggestion
Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion
{
    Action = suggestedAction
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
    suggestion
};

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
    suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

View a location

The following code sends a View location action to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Define a view location suggested action
let suggestions = [
   {
      action: {
         text: 'View map',
         postbackData: 'postback_data_1234',
         viewLocationAction: {
            latLong: {
               latitude: 37.4220188,
               longitude: -122.0844786
            },
            label: 'Googleplex'
         }
      }
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with a view location suggested action
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.ViewLocationAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.SuggestedAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();

   // creating a view location suggested action
   ViewLocationAction viewLocationAction = new ViewLocationAction();
   viewLocationAction.setQuery("Googleplex, Mountain View, CA");

   // creating a suggested action based on a view location action
   SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction();
   suggestedAction.setText("View map");
   suggestedAction.setPostbackData("postback_data_1234");
   suggestedAction.setViewLocationAction(viewLocationAction);

   // attaching action to a suggestion
   Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion();
   suggestion.setAction(suggestedAction);

   suggestions.add(suggestion);

   // Send simple text message with the suggestion action
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create a view location suggested action
suggestions = [
      messages.ViewLocationAction('View map',
            'reply:postback_data_1234',
            query='Googleplex, Mountain View, CA')
]

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggestions for the message to send to the user
for suggestion in suggestions:
    cluster.append_suggestion_chip(suggestion)

# Send a simple message with suggested action to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// create an view location action
ViewLocationAction viewLocationAction = new ViewLocationAction
{
    Query = "Googleplex Mountain View, CA"
};

// Attach the view location action to a suggested action
SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction
{
    ViewLocationAction = viewLocationAction,
    Text = "View map",
    PostbackData = "postback_data_1234"
};

// Attach the action to a suggestion object
Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion
{
    Action = suggestedAction
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
    suggestion
};

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
    suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Share a location

The following code sends a Share location action to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Define a share location suggested action
let suggestions = [
   {
      action: {
         text: 'Share your location',
         postbackData: 'postback_data_1234',
         shareLocationAction: {
         }
      }
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with a share location suggested action
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.ShareLocationAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.SuggestedAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();

   // creating a share location suggested action
   ShareLocationAction shareLocationAction = new ShareLocationAction();

   // creating a suggested action based on a share location action
   SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction();
   suggestedAction.setText("Share location");
   suggestedAction.setPostbackData("postback_data_1234");
   suggestedAction.setShareLocationAction(shareLocationAction);

   // attaching action to a suggestion
   Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion();
   suggestion.setAction(suggestedAction);

   suggestions.add(suggestion);

   // Send simple text message with the suggestion action
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create a share location suggested action
suggestions = [
      messages.ShareLocationAction('Share location',
            'reply:postback_data_1234')
]

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggestions for the message to send to the user
for suggestion in suggestions:
    cluster.append_suggestion_chip(suggestion)

# Send a simple message with suggested action to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Create a share location action
ShareLocationAction shareLocationAction = new ShareLocationAction();

// Attach the share location action to a suggested action
SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction
{
    ShareLocationAction = shareLocationAction,
    Text = "Share location",
    PostbackData = "postback_data_1234"
};

// Attach the action to a suggestion object
Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion
{
    Action = suggestedAction
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
    suggestion
};

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
    suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Open URL

The following code sends an Open URL action to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Define an open URL suggested action
let suggestions = [
   {
      action: {
         text: 'Open Google',
         postbackData: 'postback_data_1234',
         openUrlAction: {
            url: 'https://www.google.com'
         }
      }
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with an open URL suggested action
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java


import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.OpenUrlAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.SuggestedAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();

   // creating an open url suggested action
   OpenUrlAction openUrlAction = new OpenUrlAction();
   openUrlAction.setUrl("https://www.google.com");

   // creating a suggested action based on an open url action
   SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction();
   suggestedAction.setText("Open Google");
   suggestedAction.setPostbackData("postback_data_1234");
   suggestedAction.setOpenUrlAction(openUrlAction);

   // attaching action to a suggestion
   Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion();
   suggestion.setAction(suggestedAction);

   suggestions.add(suggestion);

   // Send simple text message with the suggestion action
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create an open url suggested action
suggestions = [
      messages.OpenUrlAction('Open Google',
            'reply:postback_data_1234',
            'https://www.google.com')
]

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggestions for the message to send to the user
for suggestion in suggestions:
    cluster.append_suggestion_chip(suggestion)

# Send a simple message with suggested action to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Create an open url action
OpenUrlAction openUrlAction = new OpenUrlAction
{
    Url = "https://www.google.com"
};

// Attach the open url action to a suggested action
SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction
{
    OpenUrlAction = openUrlAction,
    Text = "Open Google",
    PostbackData = "postback_data_1234"
};

// Attach the action to a suggestion object
Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion
{
    Action = suggestedAction
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
    suggestion
};

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
    suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Create a calendar event

The following code sends a Create calendar event action to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Define a create calendar event suggested action
let suggestions = [
   {
      action: {
         text: 'Save to calendar',
         postbackData: 'postback_data_1234',
         createCalendarEventAction: {
            startTime: '2020-06-30T19:00:00Z',
            endTime: '2020-06-30T20:00:00Z',
            title: 'My calendar event',
            description: 'Description of the calendar event',
         },
      }
   },
];

let params = {
   messageText: 'Hello, world!',
   msisdn: '+12223334444',
   suggestions: suggestions,
};

// Send a simple message with a create calendar event suggested action
rbmApiHelper.sendMessage(params, function(response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java


import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.CreateCalendarEventAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.SuggestedAction;
import com.google.api.services.rcsbusinessmessaging.v1.model.Suggestion;
import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Create suggestions for chip list
   List<Suggestion> suggestions = new ArrayList<Suggestion>();

   // creating a create calendar event suggested action
   CreateCalendarEventAction createCalendarEventAction = new CreateCalendarEventAction();
   calendarEventAction.setTitle("My calendar event");
   calendarEventAction.setDescription("Description of the calendar event");
   calendarEventAction.setStartTime("2020-06-30T19:00:00Z");
   calendarEventAction.setEndTime("2020-06-30T20:00:00Z");

   // creating a suggested action based on a create calendar event action
   SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction();
   suggestedAction.setText("Save to calendar");
   suggestedAction.setPostbackData("postback_data_1234");
   suggestedAction.setCreateCalendarEventAction(createCalendarEventAction);

   // attaching action to a suggestion
   Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion();
   suggestion.setAction(suggestedAction);

   suggestions.add(suggestion);

   // Send simple text message with the suggestion action
   rbmApiHelper.sendTextMessage(
      "Hello, world!",
      "+12223334444",
      suggestions
   );
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service
from rcs_business_messaging import messages

# Create a calendar event suggested action
suggestions = [
      messages.CreateCalendarEventAction('Save to Calendar',
                             'reply:postback_data_1234',
                             '2020-06-30T19:00:00Z',
                             '2020-06-30T20:00:00Z',
                             'My calendar event',
                             'Description of the calendar event')

]

# Create text message to send to user
text_msg = messages.TextMessage('Hello, world!')
cluster = messages.MessageCluster().append_message(text_msg)

# Append suggestions for the message to send to the user
for suggestion in suggestions:
    cluster.append_suggestion_chip(suggestion)

# Send a simple message with suggested action to the device
cluster.send_to_msisdn('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using Google.Apis.RCSBusinessMessaging.v1.Data;
using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Create a calendar event action
CreateCalendarEventAction calendarEventAction = new CreateCalendarEventAction
{
    Title = "My calendar event",
    Description = "Description of the calendar event",
    StartTime = "2020-06-30T19:00:00Z",
    EndTime = "2020-06-30T20:00:00Z"
};

// Attach the calendar event action to a suggested action
SuggestedAction suggestedAction = new SuggestedAction
{
    CreateCalendarEventAction = calendarEventAction,
    Text = "Save to calendar",
    PostbackData = "postback_data_1234"
};

// Attach the action to a suggestion object
Suggestion suggestion = new Suggestion
{
    Action = suggestedAction
};

List<Suggestion> suggestions = new List<Suggestion>
{
    suggestion
};

rbmApiHelper.SendTextMessage(
    "Hello, world!",
    "+12223334444",
    suggestions
);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Revoke messages

In the following example, rbm_api_helper.js (not used for Python) assumes the file you are working from is one directory below the main app folder. You may need to adjust the location depending on your project’s configuration.

The following code revokes an existing, undelivered message with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Stop the message associated with messageId from being delivered
rbmApiHelper.revokeMessage('+12223334444', messageId, function(err, response) {
   console.log(response);
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

try {
   // Create an instance of the RBM API helper
   RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

   // Stop the message associated with messageId from being delivered
   rbmApiHelper.revokeMessage(messageId, "+12223334444");
} catch(Exception e) {
   e.printStackTrace();
}
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service

# Stop the message associated with message_id from being delivered
rbm_service.revoke('+12223334444', message_id)
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Stop the message associated with messageId from being delivered
rbmApiHelper.RevokeMessage(messageId, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Send events

In the following examples, rbm_api_helper.js (not used for Python) assumes the file you are working from is one directory below the main app folder. You may need to adjust the location depending on your project’s configuration.

Read events

Read events let the user know that the agent received the message and instills confidence that the RBM platform delivered their message. The following code sends a read event to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Send the device an event to indicate that messageId has been read
rbmApiHelper.sendReadMessage('+12223334444', messageId);
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

// Send the device an event to indicate that messageId has been read
rbmApiHelper.sendReadMessage(messageId, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service

# Send the device an event to indicate that message_id was read
rbm_service.send_read_event('+12223334444', message_id)
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Send the device an event to indicate that messageId has been read
rbmApiHelper.SendReadMessage(messageId, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Typing events

Typing events let the user know that your agent is composing a message. The following code sends a typing event to a device with a client library.

Node.js

// Reference to RBM API helper
const rbmApiHelper = require('../libs/rbm_api_helper');

// Send the device an event to indicate that the agent is typing
rbmApiHelper.sendIsTypingMessage('+12223334444', function() {
    console.log('Typing event sent!');
});
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Java

import com.google.rbm.samples.lib.RbmApiHelper;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper();

// Send the device an event to indicate that the agent is typing
rbmApiHelper.sendIsTypingMessage("+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Python

# Reference to RBM Python client helper and messaging object structure
from rcs_business_messaging import rbm_service

# Send the device an event to indicate that the agent is typing
rbm_service.send_is_typing_event('+12223334444')
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

C#

using RCSBusinessMessaging;
…

// Create an instance of the RBM API helper
RbmApiHelper rbmApiHelper = new RbmApiHelper(credentialsFileLocation,
                                                 projectId);

// Send the device an event to indicate that the agent is typing
rbmApiHelper.SendIsTypingMessage(messageId, "+12223334444");
This code is an excerpt from an RBM sample agent.

Next steps

Take a look at the RBM agent best practices and samples to get to know the platform and what it can do.