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Ruby wrapper to the Google AJAX API REST interfaces(Feeds, Language and Search).

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GoogleAjax

DESCRIPTION:

Ruby wrapper for Google AJAX API REST interfaces(Feeds, Language and Search).

SYNOPSIS:

require "googleajax"

# First, setup referrer:
GoogleAjax.referrer = "your_domain_name_here"

# Optionally, you can set an api_key:
GoogleAjax.api_key = "your api key here"

Now you are set to go, so here are a few examples:

# Find top 4 web page results for 'Hello world'
GoogleAjax::Search.web('Hello world')

# Find top 4 blogs for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Search.blogs('ruby')

# Find top 4 books for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Search.books('ruby')

# Find top 4 images for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Search.images('ruby')

# Find top 4 local results for 'ruby' at latitude 48.8565, longitude 2.3509
GoogleAjax::Search.local('ruby', 48.8565, 2.3509)

# Find top 4 news results for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Search.news('ruby')

# Find top 4 video results for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Search.video('ruby')

# Find top 10 feeds for 'ruby'
GoogleAjax::Feed.find('ruby')

# Load 4 most recent entries from 'http://monki.geemus.com/feed/atom.xml'
GoogleAjax::Feed.load('http://monki.geemus.com/feed/atom.xml')

# Find feed for 'http://monki.geemus.com'
GoogleAjax::Feed.lookup('http://monki.geemus.com')

# Find the language of the string 'Ciao mondo'
GoogleAjax::Language.detect('Ciao mondo')

# Translate 'Hello world' to italian
GoogleAjax::Language.translate('Hello world', 'en', 'it')

Results

Results from the methods are hashes, automatically converted from the response from Google.

For example:

# Find top 4 web page results for 'Hello world'
GoogleAjax::Search.web('Hello world')
# => { :results=>[
#       { :title=>"<b>Hello world</b> program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia",
#         # ... more data ...
#         :url=>"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_world_program"
#       },
#       # ... more results
#     ],
#     :cursor=>{
#       :current_page_index=>0,
#       # ... more data ...
#       :estimated_result_count=>57800000
#     }
#   }

When possible, the result is simplified:

  • Feed.find will return an array instead of {:entries => array}

  • Feed.load will return the feed instead of {:feed => feed}

REQUIREMENTS:

  • JSON gem to parse responses, or rails

INSTALL:

sudo gem install googleajax

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009-2010 geemus (Wesley Beary) and Marc-Andre Lafortune

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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