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README.md

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Napster Gem

A Ruby interface to the Napster API.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'napster'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install napster

Ruby version

Ruby version should be 2.0 or greater.

Usage

Setting up a client

A client prepares you to make calls to Napster API. Here is an example code for setting up a client using implicit method.

require 'napster'

options = {
  api_key: 'API_KEY',
  api_secret: 'API_SECRET',
}

client = Napster::Client.new(options)

You can still set up a client with just an access token. However, you will not be able to refresh the access token and you won't be able to make any metadata calls. Only authenticated member calls will be allowed with this client.

options = { access_token: 'ACCESS_TOKEN' }
client = Napster::Client.new(options)

Getting an access token

Password grant

Method 1
client_hash = {
  api_key: 'API_KEY',
  api_secret: 'API_SECRET',
  username: 'USERNAME',
  password: 'PASSWORD'
}

# Just by instantiating with api_key, api_secret, username, and password
# you can authenticate by password_grant.
client = Napster::Client.new(client_hash)

client.authentication.access_token # => returns access_token
client.authentication.refresh_token
client.authentication.expires_in
Method 2
client_hash = {
  api_key: 'API_KEY',
  api_secret: 'API_SECRET'
}

client = Napster::Client.new(client_hash)
client.username = 'USERNAME'
client.password = 'PASSWORD'
client.connect

client.authentication.access_token # => returns access_token
client.authentication.refresh_token
client.authentication.expires_in

OAuth 2

client_hash = {
  api_key: 'API_KEY',
  api_secret: 'API_SECRET',
  redirect_uri: 'REDIRECT_URI',
  auth_code: 'AUTH_CODE'
}

client = Napster::Client.new(client_hash)
client.connect

client.authentication.access_token # => returns access_token
client.authentication.refresh_token
client.authentication.expires_in

Refresh an access token

Napster API's access_token expires in 24 hours after it is issued. You need to use the refresh_token to generate a new access_token when it is expired.

It is not recommended to get a new access_token - refresh_token through authentication after the old access_token expires.

client.refresh # => returns new access_token by refreshing it

Making Requests

Metadata API

Metadata endpoints do not need the client to be authenticated. First, set up a client with api_key and api_secret. Then you can call metadata endpoints following this pattern.

# takes a form of client.[resources].[method]

# albums
client.albums.new_releases(limit: 10)
client.albums.staff_picks(limit: 10)
client.albums.top(limit: 10)
client.albums.find(artist_id) # => returns an album
client.albums.find(artist_name) # => returns an album
client.albums.find(artist_id).tracks(limit: 10) # => returns an album
client.albums.find(artist_name).tracks(limit: 10) # => returns an album

# artists
client.artists.top(limit: 5)
client.artists.find(artist_id) # => returns an artist
client.artists.find(artist_name) # => returns an artist
client.artists.find(artist_id).albums(offset: 5)
client.artists.find(artist_id).new_albums(offset: 5)
client.artists.find(artist_id).tracks(limit: 5)
client.artists.find(artist_id).top_tracks(limit: 5)

# favorites
client.favorites.members_who_favorited_albums('Alb.5153820')
client.favorites.members_who_favorited_artists('Art.954')
client.favorites.member_favorites_for('Tra.5156528')

# members
client.members.playlists_for('D877082A5CBC5AC7E040960A390313EF', limit: 2)
client.members.favorites_for('D877082A5CBC5AC7E040960A390313EF', limit: 2)
client.members.favorite_playlists_for('D877082A5CBC5AC7E040960A390313EF', limit: 2)
client.members.chart_for('D877082A5CBC5AC7E040960A390313EF', limit: 2)
client.members.find('D877082A5CBC5AC7E040960A390313EF')
client.members.find('dduda')
client.members.screenname_available?('dduda')
client.members.find('dduda').playlists(limit: 5)
client.members.find('dduda').favorites(limit: 5)
client.members.find('dduda').favorite_playlists(limit: 5)
client.members.find('dduda').chart(limit: 5)

# playlists
client.playlists.playlists_of_the_day(limit: 3)
client.playlists.featured(limit: 3)
client.playlists.find('pp.125821370')
client.playlists.find('pp.125821370').tracks(limit: 10)
client.playlists.find('pp.125821370').tags

# tags
client.tags.all
client.tags.find('tag.156763217')

# tracks
client.tracks.find('Tra.5156528')
client.tracks.find_by_name('Marvins Room')

Authenticated Member API

Authenticated member endpoints require the client to be authenticated. First, set up a client with api_key and api_secret. Authenticate the client by going through password grant method or OAuth2 method. Ensure that the client has access_token and refresh_token. Then you can call metadata endpoints following this pattern.

# takes a form of client.me.[resources].[method]

# favorites
client.me.favorites.get(limit: 5)
client.me.favorites.status(['Art.954', 'Alb.5153820', 'Tra.5156528'])
client.me.favorites.add(['Art.954', 'Alb.5153820', 'Tra.5156528'])
client.me.favorites.remove('Art.954')

# followers
client.me.followers.members(limit: 5)
client.me.followers.by?(guids)

# following
client.me.following.members(limit: 5)
client.me.following.by?(guids)
client.me.following.follow(guids)
client.me.following.unfollow(guids)

# library
client.me.library.artists(limit: 10)
client.me.library.artist_albums('Art.954', limit: 10)
client.me.library.artist_tracks('Art.954', limit: 10)
client.me.library.albums(limit: 10)
client.me.library.album_tracks('Alb.5153820', limit: 10)
client.me.library.tracks(limit: 10)
client.me.library.add_track(['Tra.5156528'])
client.me.library.remove_track('Tra.5156528')
client.me.library.last_updated_date

# listening history
client.me.listening_history(limit: 10)

# playlists
client.me.playlists.all(limit: 10)
client.me.playlists.create({ 'name' => 'hiphop playlist' })
client.me.playlists.find('mp.123123')
client.me.playlists.update('mp.123123', { 'name' => 'hiphop playlist 2' })
client.me.playlists.delete('mp.123123')
client.me.playlists.set_private('mp.123123', 'public')
client.me.playlists.set_private('mp.123123', 'private')
client.me.playlists.add_tracks('mp.123123', ['Tra.5156528'])
client.me.playlists.recommended_tracks('mp.123123')
client.me.playlists.uploaded_images(id: 'mp.123123', size: 500) # id and size in px
client.me.playlists.sourced_by('my_own_playlists',
                               { artists: ['art.123', 'art.234'], tags: ['tag.123', 'tag.234'], guid: 'xyz', sort: 'alpha_asc', include_private: true, limit: 10, offset: 5})
client.me.playlists.find('mp.123123').tracks(limit: 10)
client.me.playlists.find('mp.123123').tags
client.me.playlists.find('mp.123123').uploaded_images(500) # size in px

# profile
client.me.profile.get
client.me.profile.update({ 'me' => { 'bio' => Faker::Lorem.word } })

# tags
client.me.tags.contents('favorite', '', {})

Query Parameters

client.artists.top(limit: 5, offset: 5)

Request body for PUT / POST

request_hash = {
  body: {
    name: 'name of the playlist',
    tags: ['tag.1', 'tag.2'],
    privacy: 'public',
    tracks: ['tra.1', 'tra.2']
  }
}
client.me.create_playlist(request_hash)

Error Handling

Napster gem provides ResponseError which wraps response errors from Napster API. You can inspect error attributes as shown below.

begin
  client.playlists.find('pp.125821370').tracks({}) # problematic request
rescue Exception => error
  puts error.http_status # => 400
  puts error.response_body
    # => {"code":"BadRequestError","message":"limit query parameter is required"}
  puts error.faraday_response.inspect
    # => #<Faraday::Response:0x007fe9bc957150 @on_complete_callbacks=[], ...
end

Development

Running tests

Napster gem uses RSpec and FactoryGirl.

  1. Get the API key and API secret from Napster Developers site.

  2. Create a file called config.yml in spec directory.

  3. Add the following with the correct API key and API secret

config_variables:
  API_KEY: 'API_KEY'
  API_SECRET: 'API_SECRET'
  USERNAME: 'USERNAME'
  PASSWORD: 'PASSWORD'
  REDIRECT_URI: 'REDIRECT_URI'
  1. $ bundle install

  2. $ rspec

Documentation

We use yard gem for documentation. In order to run the documenation server, run, $ bundle exec yard doc.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/napster/napster-ruby.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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