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"If I die, I can be replaced" - Rei Ayanami

A Telegram Bot API for Ruby that focuses on simplicity. Ayanami is meant to be a simple interface to Telegram's Bot API.

The Goal of Ayanami is to keeping it simple and barebone, so other people can use it for their own purposes/needs.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'Ayanami'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ayanami


You can start by creating a Bot object.


To confirm the connection, You can invoke the get_me function to see your bot identity.

puts b.get_me

To get received messages or other updates, You can invoke the get_updates function to receive updates.

puts b.get_updates()

You can also send a simple message to a group/user by invoking the send_message function.

puts b.send_message(chat_id: USER_OR_CHAT_ID_GOES_HERE, text: 'Hello :)')

For more information about the included functions, Please consult Telegram's Bot API documentation


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test 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.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


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