Macarons — Building a chat roulette app for Slack

Final 12 months we tapped into constructing Slack apps.
Our first venture was our determination document app Loqbooq. And whereas constructing a Slack app appears to be like easy on first glimpse, it turned out to be very difficult. Particularly person administration and shared channels prompted a whole lot of headache for us.

After we had lastly achieved constructing and releasing our first Slack app, we thought it will be a lot simpler to construct one other one based mostly on that.

And so we did.

Inside just some weeks we construct Macarons, a chat roulette app to attach groups.

We all know there are already fairly a number of chat roulette apps for Slack like Donut, Snack or Hallway.

However we discovered these both too difficult, too costly, or lacking essential options.

Macarons is easy to setup however on the similar time comes with some neat options that make chat roulettes extra enjoyable for everyone:

🧁 Fast and Simple
Simply add the Macarons app to a Slack channel and it’ll robotically pair off random members for (digital) coffees.

🎰 Management the Odds
For every channel you’ll be able to management how usually and when chat lotteries occur, in addition to how many individuals needs to be matched collectively.

🧊 Ice Breakers
Let Macarons get conversations began with predefined ice breakers or set your personal customized matters for every spherical.

🏖 Take a skip day
Unbiased of a channels assembly interval, every person can all the time individually pause their participation or determine to solely participate each different time.

You’ll be able to strive Macarons without cost and we actually respect any suggestions:

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