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Ruby wrapper for the Gowalla API.


sudo gem install gowalla

Get your API key

Be sure and get your API key:


Instantiate a client

>> gowalla = => 'pengwynn', :password => 'somepassword', :api_key => 'your_api_key')

or configure once

>> Gowalla.configure do |config|
>>   config.api_key = 'your_api_key'
>>   config.username = 'pengwynn'
>>   config.password = 'somepassword'
>> end
>> gowalla =


>> gowalla.user('pengwynn')
=> <#Hashie::Mash accept_url="/friendships/accept?user_id=1707" activity_url="/users/1707/events" bio="Web designer and Ruby developer." events_url="/users/1707/events" fb_id=605681706 first_name="Wynn" friends_count=27 friends_only=false friends_url="/users/1707/friends" hometown="Aubrey, TX" image_url="" is_friend=false items_count=5 items_url="/users/1707/items" last_name="Netherland" last_visit=<#Hashie::Mash comment="Closing every account I have " created_at="2010/01/26 15:31:46 +0000" spot=<#Hashie::Mash image_url="" name="Bank Of America" small_image_url="" url="/spots/164052">> name="Wynn Netherland" pins_count=3 pins_url="/users/1707/pins" reject_url="/friendships/reject?user_id=1707" request_url="/friendships/request?user_id=1707" stamps_count=15 stamps_url="/users/1707/stamps" top_spots_url="/users/1707/top_spots" twitter_username="pengwynn" url="/users/1707" username="pengwynn" vaulted_kinds_count=0 visited_spots_count=15 website="">

Details for the current user

>> gowalla.user

Details for another user

>> gowalla.user('bradleyjoyce')
>> gowalla.user(1707)

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Copyright (c) 2010 Wynn Netherland. See LICENSE for details.

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