I love building apps for Microsoft Teams and it has gotten even easier with the VSCode extension Microsoft Teams Toolkit
Did you know you can create
- Messaging extensions
for Microsoft Teams using this toolkit?
Search based messaging extensions are fun to build. You search from an external system (via an API), get response in a list/grid and then do some action with the selected item.
So when I was thinking; what is the best way to demo this in an easy fun way? and the answer was GIPHY (one of the most used messaging extension in my chats)
I am one of those people who does not shy away from using GIFs in an informal chat. And basically it is a search based messaging extension app so I knew I had to try build this.
You can also have more control over the search API for GIPHY this way.
Here is how it looks 😁
Now, do you want to build this? Do you want to build an app for Microsoft Teams? 🚀