Category Archives: API

Codeigniter Linkedin library

Linkedin is a much ignored API with a lot of potential. I was always looking for a good implementation of Codeigniter Linkedin library but never found one, with the help of Linkedin PHP library (Please someone point out to correct source). I have created a basic implementation of Linkedin

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library on Linkedin, documentation and more functions are in roadmap. Do check out at https://github.com/gauravtechie/Codeigniter-linkedin .

Pinterest API

Everyone’s waiting to see a launch of Pinterest API. Pinterest had a working API which they took down for some unclaimed reasons. Some users have managed to take a cached version of Pinterest API docs online and can be found at http://tijn.bo.lt/pinterest-api .

You are not able to use the oAuth calls from these API docs, but you can successfully read data via these API docs, even for that you need to send correct headers to emulate calls such that they are coming from Pinterest iPhone app.

Correct headers are:-


Host: api.pinterest.com
User-Agent: Pinterest For iPhone / 1.4.3
Accept-Encoding: gzip
Connection: keep-alive
Proxy-Connection:...

There are news going around that Pinterest is scared of having a problem like twitter, where spammers used API very intelligently to bombard twitter with a lot of crap data. Twitter still having a hard time to tackle these spam accounts big time http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-26/tech/31238519_1_mobile-apps-twitterrific-hootsuite . We hope that these fears don’t put Pinterest people off track of developing a full fledged API.

Want more of updated development. Join Pinterest unofficial API developer Group here on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/pinterestapi/

Update:
One implementation of Pinterest API at Github. Still to test it though by me. https://github.com/kellan/pinterest.api.php

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Google Plus Circles

Update:- Google launched the google circle social network as Google plus. API is still awaited. Updates will be coming as the API gets launched.

Google is launching there new social networking service “Google Circles”, this is rumored to offer photo sharing, video sharing and updates. Which can be tightly linked to other social networks and circles. This news was broken by Read Write web today from #sxsw.

We wonder where buzz will fit into this and since this will be google product we are very excited to see what API details it will offer. We promise our readers to update with every bit of details, when there API announcement comes out.

Twitter bot tutorial

Twitter is heavily becoming a source of traffic and with there extremely powerful api , it’s very easy to automate stuff via Twitter bots.

Today i am going to show you a tutorial for very simple but yet very powerful bot which if used effectively can drive great traffic on sites. These bots simply search twitter stream for predefined keywords and tweet target messages to the tweeters. These bots can be set via cron to read stream every few minutes and make responses in real time.

For newbies and starters all Twitter API documentation can be found here , From here we are going to use Search API methods and Status Update REST api method for sending predefined tweets to the users.
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Open Dada PHP Class – Ringtone Affiliate API

Recently i needed to make a ringtone download website for a friend and we researched on web for a good affiliate with a decent API to make things easier for content download and integration on website.

We ended choosing OpenDada.com which is a affiliate website for dada.net , Dada.net is a premier provider for providing ringtones and other mobile content.

The API documentation for OpenDada can be found at API docs page .

There are four methods that are defined in the class, Namely they are:-

search_ringtone(“ARTIST NAME”);

top10();

display_single_ringtone(“ARTIST NAME”, “SONG TITLE”);

get_genre(“GENRE”);

All methods are explained in the example.php file and can be found here.

Todo List:-

1) Add functionality to get more than 10 ringtones.
2) Put the

It’s Skin. Need class in phpclasses.org
3) Add option of inserting partner id

Will update the class with more functionality sooner.

Creating a cache file in php for API requests

Web 2.0 was all about mashups and data api’s !, Some of the popular ones are google search api , twitter api etc.

All API’s have some rate-limiting , For example Twitter API has a rate limit of 150 requests per hour ! , Yahoo API and Google API’s have a daily limit on their requests.

The ultimate method of getting over this API request limit is to make a cache method which stores all data that is coming from API , Which you can refresh hourly, weekly or daily !
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5 upcoming Apis of Google that will change the way mashups are made

In my opinion one of the top most API’s used globaly on web portals is Google Search API, Google is famous for building world class API’s to harness the unique data Google collected with it’s excellent set of technology.

Google Labs is the ultimate playground of Google which he use for developing and testing there upcoming API’s , They have some exciting set of API’s currently in building. Which promise better web and can provide better value than Google Maps and Google Search API’s

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City , Country and zipcode lookup via Ip address in PHP

A lot of times i have seen newbies and even PHP pros struggling to find any method of implementing zipcode and country lookup !

This can be easily achieved with the help of Maxmind Geo API, They provide a exhaustive DB lookup functionality of IP adress . Which can be further translated into City, Country and Zipcode information ! . This API prove to be very useful in the web apps which require providing user specific content to the users.
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