intercom-ruby

Ruby bindings for the Intercom API (https://api.intercom.io).

API Documentation

Gem Documentation

For generating Intercom javascript script tags for Rails, please see https://github.com/intercom/intercom-rails

Upgrading information

Version 3 of intercom-ruby is not backwards compatible with previous versions.

Version 3 moves away from a global setup approach to the use of an Intercom Client.

This version of the gem is compatible with Ruby 2.1 and above.

Installation

gem install intercom

Using bundler:

gem 'intercom', "~> 3.0.0b1"

Basic Usage

Configure your client

intercom = Intercom::Client.new(app_id: 'my_app_id', api_key: 'my_api_key')

You can get your app_id from the URL when you're logged into Intercom (it's the alphanumeric just after /apps/) and your API key from the API keys integration settings page (under your app settings - integrations in Intercom).

Resources

Resources this API supports:

https://api.intercom.io/users
https://api.intercom.io/contacts
https://api.intercom.io/companies
https://api.intercom.io/tags
https://api.intercom.io/notes
https://api.intercom.io/segments
https://api.intercom.io/events
https://api.intercom.io/conversations
https://api.intercom.io/messages
https://api.intercom.io/subscriptions

Examples

Users

# Find user by email
user = intercom.users.find(:email => "bob@example.com")
# Find user by user_id
user = intercom.users.find(:user_id => "1")
# Find user by id
user = intercom.users.find(:id => "1")
# Create a user
user = intercom.users.create(:email => "bob@example.com", :name => "Bob Smith", :signed_up_at => Time.now.to_i)
# Delete a user
deleted_user = intercom.users.find(:id => "1").delete
# Update custom_attributes for a user
user.custom_attributes["average_monthly_spend"] = 1234.56
intercom.users.save(user)
# Perform incrementing
user.increment('karma')
intercom.users.save(user)
# Iterate over all users
intercom.users.all.each {|user| puts %Q(#{user.email} - #{user.custom_attributes["average_monthly_spend"]}) }
intercom.users.all.map {|user| user.email }

Admins

# Iterate over all admins
intercom.admins.all.each {|admin| puts admin.email }

Companies

# Add a user to one or more companies
user = intercom.users.find(:email => "bob@example.com")
user.companies = [{:company_id => 6, :name => "Intercom"}, {:company_id => 9, :name => "Test Company"}]
intercom.users.save(user)
# You can also pass custom attributes within a company as you do this
user.companies = [{:id => 6, :name => "Intercom", :custom_attributes => {:referral_source => "Google"} } ]
intercom.users.save(user)
# Find a company by company_id
company = intercom.companies.find(:company_id => "44")
# Find a company by name
company = intercom.companies.find(:name => "Some company")
# Find a company by id
company = intercom.companies.find(:id => "41e66f0313708347cb0000d0")
# Update a company
company.name = 'Updated company name'
intercom.companies.save(company)
# Iterate over all companies
intercom.companies.all.each {|company| puts %Q(#{company.name} - #{company.custom_attributes["referral_source"]}) }
intercom.companies.all.map {|company| company.name }
# Get a list of users in a company
intercom.companies.users(company.id)

Tags

# Tag users
tag = intercom.tags.tag(name: 'blue', users: [{email: "test1@example.com"}])
# Untag users
intercom.tags.untag_users('blue',  users: [{user_id: "42ea2f1b93891f6a99000427"}])
# Iterate over all tags
intercom.tags.all.each {|tag| "#{tag.id} - #{tag.name}" }
intercom.tags.all.map {|tag| tag.name }
# Tag companies
tag = intercom.tags.tag(name: 'blue', companies: [{id: "42ea2f1b93891f6a99000427"}])

Segments

# Find a segment
segment = intercom.segments.find(:id => segment_id)
# Iterate over all segments
intercom.segments.all.each {|segment| puts "id: #{segment.id} name: #{segment.name}"}

Notes

# Find a note by id
note = intercom.notes.find(:id => note)
# Create a note for a user
note = intercom.notes.create(:body => "<p>Text for the note</p>", :email => 'joe@example.com')
# Iterate over all notes for a user via their email address
intercom.notes.find_all(:email => 'joe@example.com').each {|note| puts note.body}
# Iterate over all notes for a user via their user_id
intercom.notes.find_all(:user_id => '123').each {|note| puts note.body}

Conversations

# FINDING CONVERSATIONS FOR AN ADMIN
# Iterate over all conversations (open and closed) assigned to an admin
intercom.conversations.find_all(:type => 'admin', :id => '7').each do {|convo| ... }
# Iterate over all open conversations assigned to an admin
intercom.conversations.find_all(:type => 'admin', :id => 7, :open => true).each do {|convo| ... }
# Iterate over closed conversations assigned to an admin
intercom.conversations.find_all(:type => 'admin', :id => 7, :open => false).each do {|convo| ... }
# Iterate over closed conversations for assigned an admin, before a certain moment in time
intercom.conversations.find_all(:type => 'admin', :id => 7, :open => false, :before => 1374844930).each do {|convo| ... }

# FINDING CONVERSATIONS FOR A USER
# Iterate over all conversations (read + unread, correct) with a user based on the users email
intercom.conversations.find_all(:email => 'joe@example.com', :type => 'user').each do {|convo| ... }
# Iterate over through all conversations (read + unread) with a user based on the users email
intercom.conversations.find_all(:email => 'joe@example.com', :type => 'user', :unread => false).each do {|convo| ... }
# Iterate over all unread conversations with a user based on the users email
intercom.conversations.find_all(:email => 'joe@example.com', :type => 'user', :unread => true).each do {|convo| ... }

# FINDING A SINGLE CONVERSATION
conversation = intercom.conversations.find(:id => '1')

# INTERACTING WITH THE PARTS OF A CONVERSATION
# Getting the subject of a part (only applies to email-based conversations)
conversation.rendered_message.subject
# Get the part_type of the first part
conversation.conversation_parts[0].part_type
# Get the body of the second part
conversation.conversation_parts[1].body

# REPLYING TO CONVERSATIONS
# User (identified by email) replies with a comment
intercom.conversations.reply(:id => conversation.id, :type => 'user', :email => 'joe@example.com', :message_type => 'comment', :body => 'foo')
# Admin (identified by email) replies with a comment
intercom.conversations.reply(:id => conversation.id, :type => 'admin', :email => 'bob@example.com', :message_type => 'comment', :body => 'bar')

# MARKING A CONVERSATION AS READ
intercom.conversations.mark_read(conversation.id)

Full loading of an embedded entity

# Given a conversation with a partial user, load the full user. This can be
# done for any entity
intercom.users.load(conversation.user)

Sending messages


# InApp message from admin to user
intercom.messages.create({
  :message_type => 'inapp',
  :body => "What's up :)",
  :from => {
    :type => 'admin',
    :id   => "1234"
  },
  :to => {
    :type => "user",
    :id   => "5678"
  }
})

# Email message from admin to user
intercom.messages.create({
  :message_type => 'email',
  :subject  => 'Hey there',
  :body     => "What's up :)",
  :template => "plain", # or "personal",
  :from => {
    :type => "admin",
    :id   => "1234"
  },
  :to => {
    :type => "user",
    :id => "536e564f316c83104c000020"
  }
})

# Message from a user
intercom.messages.create({
  :from => {
    :type => "user",
    :id => "536e564f316c83104c000020"
  },
  :body => "halp"
})

# Message from admin to contact

intercom.messages.create({
  :body     => "How can I help :)",
  :from => {
    :type => "admin",
    :id   => "1234"
  },
  :to => {
    :type => "contact",
    :id => "536e5643as316c83104c400671"
  }
})

# Message from a contact
intercom.messages.create({
  :from => {
    :type => "contact",
    :id => "536e5643as316c83104c400671"
  },
  :body => "halp"
})

Events

intercom.events.create(
  :event_name => "invited-friend", :created_at => Time.now.to_i,
  :email => user.email,
  :metadata => {
    "invitee_email" => "pi@example.org",
    :invite_code => "ADDAFRIEND",
    "found_date" => 12909364407
  }
)

Metadata Objects support a few simple types that Intercom can present on your behalf

intercom.events.create(:event_name => "placed-order", :email => current_user.email,
  :created_at => 1403001013,
  :metadata => {
    :order_date => Time.now.to_i,
    :stripe_invoice => 'inv_3434343434',
    :order_number => {
      :value => '3434-3434',
      :url => 'https://example.org/orders/3434-3434'
    },
    price: {
      :currency => 'usd',
      :amount => 2999
    }
  }
)

The metadata key values in the example are treated as follows- - order_date: a Date (key ends with '_date'). - stripe_invoice: The identifier of the Stripe invoice (has a 'stripe_invoice' key) - order_number: a Rich Link (value contains 'url' and 'value' keys) - price: An Amount in US Dollars (value contains 'amount' and 'currency' keys)

NB: This version of the gem reserves the field name type in Event data.

Contacts

Contacts represent logged out users of your application.

# Create a contact
contact = intercom.contacts.create(email: "some_contact@example.com")

# Update a contact
contact.custom_attributes['foo'] = 'bar'
intercom.contacts.save(contact)

# Find contacts by email
contacts = intercom.contacts.find_all(email: "some_contact@example.com")

# Convert a contact into a user
intercom.contacts.convert(contact, user)

Subscriptions

Subscribe to events in Intercom to receive webhooks.

# create a subscription
intercom.subscriptions.create(:url => "http://example.com", :topics => ["user.created"])

# fetch a subscription
intercom.subscriptions.find(:id => "nsub_123456789")

# list subscriptions
intercom.subscriptions.all

Errors

You do not need to deal with the HTTP response from an API call directly. If there is an unsuccessful response then an error that is a subclass of Intercom:Error will be raised. If desired, you can get at the http_code of an Intercom::Error via its http_code method.

The list of different error subclasses are listed below. As they all inherit off Intercom::IntercomError you can choose to rescue Intercom::IntercomError or else rescue the more specific error subclass.

Intercom::AuthenticationError
Intercom::ServerError
Intercom::ServiceUnavailableError
Intercom::ServiceConnectionError
Intercom::ResourceNotFound
Intercom::BadRequestError
Intercom::RateLimitExceeded
Intercom::AttributeNotSetError # Raised when you try to call a getter that does not exist on an object
Intercom::MultipleMatchingUsersError
Intercom::HttpError # Raised when response object is unexpectedly nil

Rate Limiting

Calling your client's rate_limit_details returns a Hash that contains details about your app's current rate limit.

intercom.rate_limit_details
#=> {:limit=>180, :remaining=>179, :reset_at=>2014-10-07 14:58:00 +0100}