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Instagram Real-time API Demo

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Instagram Real-time API Demo App

This source is meant to be a very simple implementation of a server that accepts updates from Instagram's real-time updates API.

Here's how to get it working:

NOTE: YOU MUST RUN YOUR SERVER ON A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE PORT SO THAT THE
INSTAGRAM SERVERS CAN POST TO YOUR CALLBACK URL. RUNNING IT LOCALLY WON'T WORK
WITHOUT USING SOMETHING LIKE LOCALTUNNEL TO EXPOSE A PORT:
https://github.com/progrium/localtunnel/


1) Install Node.js 

curl -O http://nodejs.org/dist/node-v0.4.1.tar.gz
tar xvf node-v0.4.1.tar.gz
./configure
sudo make && sudo make install

2) Install Redis

curl -O http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.2.1.tar.gz
tar xvf redis-2.2.1.tar.giz
./configure
sudo make && sudo make install

3) Run Redis

redis-server conf/redis.conf

3) Install NPM (Node package manager)

curl http://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh

or:

git clone http://github.com/isaacs/npm.git
cd npm
sudo make install

4) Install required node libraries

sudo npm install redis
sudo npm install socket.io 
sudo npm install express
sudo npm install jade

5) Add your client_id and client_secret to settings.js

6) Run the server

node server.js

Navigate to http://your-server:3000/ and you should see a blank page.

7) Create a geography subscription. Here's sample code for Las Vegas:

curl -F 'client_id=YOUR-CLIENT-ID' \
     -F 'client_secret=YOUR-CLIENT-SECRET' \
     -F 'object=geography' \
     -F 'aspect=media' \
     -F 'lat=36.114646' \
     -F 'lng=-115.172816' \
     -F 'radius=5000' \
     -F 'callback_url=http://your-server:3000/callbacks/geo/las-vegas/' \
     https://api.instagram.com/v1/subscriptions/

Make sure to replace client_id and client_secret with your own. Also, it's not required to run your server at port 3000, but that's the standard node port ;)

If you're lucky, someone will take a photo in Las Vegas, and it will pop up on your screen at the same moment they post the photo.

You can also experiment with other subscriptions too. There's no reason, say you can't subscribe to London as well:

curl -F 'client_id=YOUR-CLIENT-ID' \
     -F 'client_secret=YOUR-CLIENT-SECRET' \
     -F 'object=geography' \
     -F 'aspect=media' \
     -F 'lat=51.500152' \
     -F 'lng=-0.126236' \
     -F 'radius=5000' \
     -F 'callback_url=http://your-server:3000/callbacks/geo/london/' \
     https://api.instagram.com/v1/subscriptions/

Notice that the slug in the URL after /geo/ becomes the name we display with the image when it comes in.
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