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Google API PHP Client (Laravel Bundle)

This bundle only works with Laravel 3. If you need to install the google api php client library for laravel versions > 3, use composer to install instead (see how here: Issue #4).

This bundle is based on the Google API PHP Client hosted at

The Google API Client Library enables you to work with Google APIs such as 
Analytics, Adsense, Google+, Calendar, Moderator, Tasks, or Latitude on your server, 
in the language of your choice ( as long as it's PHP :P ).



php artisan bundle:install google-api-php-client

Bundle Registration

Add the following to your application/bundles.php file:

'google-api-php-client' => array(
  'handles' => 'google-api',
  'location' => 'google-api-php-client',
  'auto' => true


Edit the following in your bundles/google-api-php-client/config/google.php file:

// Visit to generate your
// client id, client secret, and to register your redirect uri.
return array(
  'application_name' => 'YOUR_APPLICATION_NAME', 
  'client_id' => 'YOUR_CLIENT_ID',
  'client_secret' => 'YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET',
  'redirect_uri' => 'YOUR_REDIRECT_URI',
  // under Simple API access, create a browser key, and copy/paste: API key
  'developer_key' => 'YOUR_DEVELOPER_KEY',
  // e.g. for Google Books API
  'set_scopes' => array(''), 
  'access_type' => 'online',
  // Returns objects the Google API Service instead of associative arrays
  'use_objects' => true,
  // auto (default) or force. Indicates if the user should be re-prompted for consent.
  'approval_prompt' => 'auto' 

Usage example

(1) Add the following to your application/routes.php file:

Route::get('/', function()
  $google = IoC::resolve('google-api-php-client');
  // after redirect, if auth code is set, authenticate user
  if ( Input::has('code') ) 
    Session::put('token', $google->getAccessToken());
    return Redirect::to('/')->with('status','You are now successfully authenticated!');
  // if user is authenticated, do something with a Google API service
  if ( Session::has('token') ) 
    $service = new Google_BooksService($google);
    $optParams = array('filter' => 'free-ebooks');
    $results = $service->volumes->listVolumes('Henry David Thoreau', $optParams);
    return View::make('index')->with('results', $results);
  // if user is authorized, but token is not set
  if ( $google->getAccessToken() ) 
    Session::put('token', $google->getAccessToken());
    return View::make('index');
  // if token is not set, print Google API Auth link
    return View::make('index')->with('google_auth_url', $google->createAuthUrl());

Route::get('gapi/logout', function()
  if ( Session::has('token') )
    return Redirect::to('/')->with('status','Successfully logged out!');

(2) Add the following to your application/views/index.php:

<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
  <title>Google API PHP Client</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
  <?php if ( Session::has('status') ): ?>
  <p><?php echo Session::get('status'); ?></p>
  <?php endif; ?>

  <?php if ( isset($google_auth_url) ) : ?>
  <a href="<?php echo $google_auth_url; ?>">Connect with Google</a>
  <?php else : ?>
  <a href="<?php echo URL::to('gapi/logout'); ?>">Logout</a>
  <?php endif; ?>
  <?php if (isset($results)) : ?>
  <pre> <?php var_dump($results); ?> </pre>
  <?php endif; ?>

Available Services

NOTE: services have not all been tested

  • Adsense
  • Analytics
  • Bigquery
  • Blogger
  • Books
  • Calendar
  • Customsearch
  • Freebase
  • Gan
  • Latitude
  • Moderator
  • Oauth2
  • Orkut
  • Pagespeedonline
  • Plus
  • Prediction
  • Shopping
  • SiteVerification
  • Tasks
  • Translate
  • Urlshortener
  • Webfonts

You can also visit http://localhost/google-api/ for a list of available Google API services.


More detailed examples for each Google API service can be found under bundles/google-api-php-client/google-api-php-client/examples/


Google API PHP Client (Laravel Bundle)






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