import os
import logging
from telegram import Update
from telegram.ext import (
    Updater,
    CommandHandler,
    MessageHandler,
    CallbackContext,
    Filters,
)

TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN = os.getenv('TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN')

logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)
logging.basicConfig(level=logging.INFO, format='%(asctime)s - %(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')

def start(update: Update, context: CallbackContext) -> None:
    update.message.reply_text("Hi! I am your BasicTelegramBot.")

def whats_up(update: Update, context: CallbackContext) -> None:
    update.message.reply_text("whats up?")

def main():
    if not TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN:

About this template

Use this skeleton if you need to use Selenium to build the app. Example: if the user needs to write an end to end test or an automation test or a regression test or a functional test or crawl a website when it needs to do some sophisticated steps e.g. clicks, page element.

Introduction to the Basic Telegram Bot Template

Welcome to the Basic Telegram Bot template! This template is designed to help you create a simple Telegram bot that can respond to messages with a friendly greeting and a "whats up?" message. It's a great starting point for anyone looking to build a Telegram bot without worrying about the complexities of setting up the environment or deployment.

Clicking Start with this Template

To begin using this template, simply click on the "Start with this Template" button. This will pre-populate the code in the Lazy Builder interface, so you won't need to copy, paste, or delete any code manually.

Initial Setup

Before you can start using your Telegram bot, you'll need to set up a TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN. This token is essential for your bot to communicate with the Telegram API. Here's how to obtain and set up your TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN:

  • Open the Telegram app and search for the BotFather or go to https://t.me/botfather.
  • Start a chat with BotFather and send the command /newbot.
  • Follow the instructions to set up your new bot, providing a name and username.
  • Once your bot is created, BotFather will provide you with a TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN.
  • Copy this token.
  • Set this value in the Environment Secrets tab within the Lazy Builder.

For more information, refer to the Telegram Bot API documentation: https://core.telegram.org/bots#3-how-do-i-create-a-bot.

Test: Pressing the Test Button

After setting up your TELEGRAM_API_TOKEN, you can press the "Test" button to begin the deployment of your app. The Lazy CLI will handle the deployment process, and you won't need to provide any additional input at this stage.

Using the App

Once your bot is deployed, you can interact with it on Telegram. Send a message to your bot, and it will reply with "Hi! I am your BasicTelegramBot." If you send any text message that isn't a command, the bot will respond with "whats up?"

Integrating the App

If you wish to further integrate your Telegram bot with other services or frontends, you can use the server link provided by Lazy after deployment. This link allows your bot to receive messages from Telegram users and can be added to webhook configurations or other integration points as needed.

Remember, this template is just the beginning. You can expand your bot's capabilities by adding more commands, message handlers, and integrating with other APIs or services. Enjoy building your Telegram bot!

Category
Technology
Last published
July 20, 2024

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