snipe / slacktunes

App to push your currently playing iTunes song to a Slack channel

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🎵 Send what you're playing on iTunes to Slack.

This project is a continuation of the awesome Playing project by @uiureo.

Currently works only in OSX/MacOS, but I'm working on a Windows version.


Download the latest version of zip from here and launch it.


Add an Incoming Webhook and get a Webhook URL.

Launch settings menu from the menubar and paste it to the form.

Your current track will be pushed into a slack channel of your choosing.




This is only for developers who want to work on this project. Regular users should not do any of this.

This project is packaged using electron-packager. (For a great snapshot of how to get your environment set up for electron-packager and run your first build, check out this tutorial.)

Electron Packager is a command line tool and Node.js library that bundles Electron-based application source code with a renamed Electron executable and supporting files into folders ready for distribution.

This is a messy process fraught with perils, but if you're packaging from a MacOS computer for Windows, you'll need homebrew and wine installed. (Good luck with that. Yeesh.)

Install all of the node libraries locally, so we can build the package:

npm install


electron-packager . Slacktunes --platform=darwin --arch=x64 --icon=./Icon.icns --prune=true --out=release-builds --overwrite

Windows - NOT WORKING:

You'll need both wine and mono to build windows releases on a Mac.

electron-packager . Slacktunes --overwrite --platform=win32 --arch=ia32 --prune=true --out=release-builds --version-string.CompanyName=Grokability --version-string.FileDescription=Grokabilty --version-string.ProductName="Slacktunes"

This will create a directory with all of the generated .dll files and an .exe file. In order to actually ship this though, you'll need to run electron-installer-windows after renaming the Windows directory in release-builds to SlacktunesWindows (due to a bug in Squirrel.Windows.)

electron-installer-windows --src release-builds/SlacktunesWindows/ --dest dist/installers/  --config windows-config.json

Now go for a walk. No, seriously. This will take approximately nine billion years to complete.

This process could potentially be made less miserable with electron-forge, but my first attempts at using it resulting in black-holing about 5 hours of my life.


Many thanks go to @uiureo for starting this project years ago.


App to push your currently playing iTunes song to a Slack channel


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