Telegram bots building tool.

Monthly Downloads: 169
Programming language: Ruby
License: MIT License
Tags: Testing     Frameworks     Bots     Telegram Bots     Chatbots    
Latest version: v0.0.2.rc8

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Telegram bots building tool.

The library provides next features:

  • Easy configuration;
  • Built-in message parser into command and arguments;
  • Internationalization and localization using i18n gem;
  • Handlers for every command;
  • Database connection.


  1. Install Bionic at the command prompt if you haven't yet:

    $ gem install bionic
  2. At the command prompt, create a new Bionic application:

    $ bionic new app

where app is the application name.

  1. Change directory to app and run:

    $ cd myapp
    $ bundle install
  2. Paste your your bot token and username to .env.

  3. Start the application with:

    $ bionic start


For handling new command you need to create new handler called like a command. For example, if command sent from a user is /bye, you need to create handler called Bye under handlers directory. This handler should be inherited from Bionic::Handler and override answer method, which is a message that will be sent back.

module Handlers
  class Bye < Bionic::Handler

    def answer

All text after base part of command will be split with , and passed to a handler as an array called args.

If there is no necessary handler you will see a corresponding message in logs.

Project structure

├── app
│   ├── handlers           # Handlers directory.
|   |   └── .
│   ├── models             # Activerecord models directory.
|   |   └── .
│   └── services           # Services directory.
|       └── .
├── bin
|   └── run                # Run script.
├── config
│   ├── locales            # I18n locales directory.
|   |   └── .
|   ├── application.rb     # Application configuration.
|   ├── boot.rb            # Gems load.
|   └── database.yml       # Database comfiguration.
├── db
|   └── migrate            # Database migrations.
|       └── .
├── log                    # Logs
|   └── .
├── .env                   # Dotenv environment variables.
├── .standalone_migrations # Migrations configuration.
├── Gemfile                # Gems dependencies.
├── Rakefile               # Rake tasks.
└── README.md               

Additional info

More information about bot wrapper you can find here.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


If you have some proposals how to improve this boilerplate feel free to open issues and send pull requests!

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Bionic is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Bionic README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.