LiveChat Starter Kit, SignalR style
In today's Web Wednesday project comes to us via Dominic St-Pierre. Love them or hate them, I'm sure you've seen the web based live chats on web sites. Today's project lets you had that same capability to your sites quickly and easily. And I mean quickly... I went from New Project to chat enabled site in minutes...
LCSK is a simple, lightweight live chat / live support ASP.NET C# app. It uses SignalR for the communication channel between the website visitors and the agent(s).
If you have a website and want to offer live support to the visitors, you can do this easily with LCSK.
You will need an ASP.NET 4 web application to start. Since LCSK depend on SignalR, you'll need to add this from Nuget.
You can copy the LCSK folder into your project. You might want to change the namespacing of the .cs file, when using NuGet this is done automatically.
I've started a set of video of me rewriting the app using SingalR.
Some snaps of the web site running on my system...
As I said in the opening, adding this capability to my sample site was very quick and easy. New Project, NuGet and copy-n-paste and you're done...
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