BlaB! WS Q

BlaB! WS Q is a PhoneGap app for BlaB! WS and BlaB! WS Pro. Your website visitors simply scan a QR code from the app once and then join the chat. The app allows you to have native sound notifications via the PhoneGap media plugin - playing audio/video automatically is disabled in mobile browsers. The back button triggers a prompt to exit the app. You can rebrand and recompile the app - the source code is on GitHub.


QR code

You can create a QR code image easily using any of the online QR generators. The QR code should start with blabws: and end without a trailing slash - blabws:https://YOURSITE.COM/chat

Permissions

The app lists phone, microphone, storage and camera - it is a PhoneGap media plugin requirement. You only need to enable camera in order to scan the QR code.


Get it on Google Play

 

BlaB! WS G

BlaB! WS G is another PhoneGap app for BlaB! WS and BlaB! WS Pro. Your website visitors simply enter a chat code once and then join the chat. The app allows you to have native sound notifications via the PhoneGap media plugin - playing audio/video automatically is disabled in mobile browsers. The back button triggers a prompt to exit the app. You can rebrand and recompile the app - the source code is on GitHub.


Chat code

The chat code is the unique part of a goo.gl shortened URL of your BlaB! WS or BlaB! WS Pro URL ending with ?mobileapp=3

Permissions

The app lists phone, microphone and storage - it is a PhoneGap media plugin requirement. You do not need to grant any permissions.


Get it on Google Play

 

Custom Mobile App

If you need an app that loads BlaB! WS without scanning a QR code or entering goo.gl code

The easiest way to create an Android app: go to web2apk, submit the URL of your BlaB! WS or BlaB! WS Pro client ending with ?mobileapp=1 (e.g. xttp://yoursite.com/chat/index.php?mobileapp=1) and you'll be given an APK file that can be installed on every Android smartphone.

A better app for both Android and IOS can be created with a free service called PhoneGap Build provided by Adobe. There are no fees, no ads in your app and it is safe to use. You'll have to register, sign in and upload a zip file containing index.html and config.xml in it - in the first file which is a normal HTML document, you simply redirect with JavaScript to the URL of your BlaB! WS (free or Pro) client ending with ?mobileapp=1 (e.g. xttp://yoursite.com/chat/index.php?mobileapp=1). In config.xml you have to set app name, author etc and you can adjust some advanced settings such as screen orientation. PhoneGap provides an example of config.xml.

Download here a ready to use ZIP file for PhoneGap Build with icons and proper handling of the back button - remember to change the URL in index.html and set app name, author, version etc in config.xml. ?mobileapp=2 in index.html makes BlaB! WS call back the PhoneGap media plugin via a custom JS function that would then create native sound notifications. ?mobileapp=2 also ensures that the Admin CP will be opened in the same window and posted links in chat open a dialog for copy/paste.

Creating a mobile app is one thing, submitting it to AppStore or GooglePlay quite another - please refer to the appropriate documentation: Google / Apple. We do not provide support for mobile apps.


Page updated: 2018-01-11