This section provides Google Chat quickstarts, codelabs, and working samples hosted on GitHub. These samples help you build and deploy different kinds of Chat apps fast.
These are types of Google Chat samples we provide:
Quickstarts are short guides that teach you to build and deploy a basic Chat app.
Find quickstarts at the left under Quickstarts or try building a basic Chat app that responds to messages.
Codelabs are robust, hands-on, step-by-step technical tutorials. They combine explanation, working best-practice sample code, and code exercises. Codelabs are available for most Google developer products and are published on the Codelab catalogue.
Find codelabs at the left under Codelabs or try building an interactive polling Chat app that lets people in Chat spaces cast votes, then stores, tallies, and reports results.
- GitHub samples
The Google Chat repo on GitHub contains working examples of different types of Chat apps, including apps that:
Find GitHub samples at the left under GitHub samples or review a productivity tracking Chat app that uses multiple APIs written in Python.
To learn how to add more functionality to your Chat app after reviewing and implementing Google Chat sample apps, refer to the resources below:
- Google Chat API — Respond to Chat events and gain RESTful access to Chat resources like messages, spaces, and attachments.
- Google Chat app feature guides — Review Google Chat concepts, study architecture options, and learn how to implement Chat app features like slash commands, dialogs, and link unfurling.
- Publish Chat apps — When you're ready to bring your Chat app to the masses, or to a defined group of users, learn how to publish it.
- Chat app design principles — The Google Chat design principles are a system we've put together to help you build high-quality Chat apps. The system rests on two pillars: design principles and a card-based UI framework.