Social Media

Using the Real-time Instagram API

Instagram has an interesting feature that it likes to call the “real-time” API. If you are familiar with a real-time API like the Twitter firehouse I must inform you that Instagram’s version by no means functions the same way. Twitter’s streaming API gives the subscriber a feed of all tweets and the associated data. However, Instagram’s version requires the user…

Retrieving What A User Has Listened to on Facebook

One of the coolest things to hit Facebook in the past 6 months is the emergence of a user’s music listening habits being added to the news feed. If you haven’t noticed already whenever you or your friends listen to music on say Spotify or Rdio the listening history is sent to Facebook (if enabled). This then shows up in…

Updates to Facebook Javascript SDK for OAuth 2.0

If you’ve recently realized that maybe your current Facebook application is no longer working I have a few areas of your code to check. Like me if you failed to realize that December 13th, 2011 was the deadline for Facebook supporting OAuth 1.0 in it’s Javascript SDK then the following are likely the root causes: “perms” is now to be…