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Simplifying Poll Post Creation with TypeScript

Italo Orihuela
Italo Orihuela
Feb 7, 2024

Poll posts have emerged as a powerful tool in the digital world, driving user engagement and fostering a sense of community. They serve as a platform for users to express their views, participate in discussions, and interact with others.

In this blog post, we will delve into the process of creating a poll post using TypeScript. We will explore the Amity Social Cloud SDK, a comprehensive tool that simplifies the integration of white-label social features into applications.

This SDK offers robust support for polls, allowing developers to effortlessly incorporate them into their social applications. So, whether you’re a seasoned developer or a beginner, join us as we walk you through the steps of creating a poll post in TypeScript.


Before we dive into the tutorial, ensure you have the following requirements:

  1. Basic knowledge of TypeScript
  2. A working TypeScript environment
  3. The Amity Social SDK installed in your project
  4. An Amity Social Cloud Portal account
  5. An Amity Social Cloud Console Account

Note: If you haven’t already registered for an Amity Social Cloud account, we recommend following our comprehensive step-by-step guide in the Amity Portal to create your new network.

Step 1: Import the Required Modules

The first step is to import the necessary modules from the Amity SDK for TypeScript. For this tutorial, we will need the PollRepository module.

Step 2: Define the Poll Structure

Next, we need to define the structure of our poll. This includes the question, the possible answers, and the answer type. The answer type can be either single or multiple, depending on whether you want to allow users to select one or multiple answers.

Step 3: Create the Poll

Now that we have our poll structure, we can create the poll using the createPoll method from the PollRepository module. This method returns a promise that resolves to the created poll.

Step 4: Handle the Poll Creation Response

After the poll is created, we can handle the response. In this case, we simply return the created poll.

Step 5: Error Handling

Lastly, it’s always a good practice to handle any potential errors that might occur during the poll creation process. You can do this by wrapping your code in a try-catch block.

Final Thoughts

Creating a poll post using TypeScript and the Amity Social SDK is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can easily integrate poll functionality into your social applications, fostering user engagement and interaction. Successful poll creation lies in understanding the structure of a poll and how to use the Amity Social SDK effectively, feel free to give it a try!