This program generates a network map on Graph Commons based on your recent Instagram photos and their likes and comments. It aggregates people, photos, likes, comments from my last 200 posts and turns actions into connections, demonstrating how to use Graph Commons API to generate graphs programmatically.
init_access.rbis a Sinatra server to obtain your Instagram access token.
app.rbis the actual program that queries Instagram and creates a graph on Graph Commons.
Obtain Access Tokens
In order to use this program, you will need two access tokens:
Create an Instagram Application and obtain its access token: https://instagram.com/developer/clients/manage/
Get your API key for Graph Commons from your profile: https://graphcommons.com/me/edit
git clone email@example.com:graphcommons/gc-instagram.git
bundle install(Make sure you have
init_access.rb with ENV variables for Instagram Client ID and Client Secret
IG_CLIENT_ID=<ig_client_id> IG_CLIENT_SECRET=<ig_client_secret> ruby init_access.rb
localhost:4567 and click on the link to retrieve your Instagram access token
app.rb with four ENV variables:
- Instagram Client Id
- Instagram Client Secret
- Instagram Access Token
- Graph Commons API key
IG_CLIENT_ID=<ig_client_id> IG_CLIENT_SECRET=<ig_client_secret> IG_ACCESS_TOKEN=<ig_access_token> GC_API_KEY=<gc_api_key> ruby app.rb
4.If all works well, you should see the URL of the generated graph, open it in the browser and enjoy your Instagram graph.
Here's the graph generated with this program: https://graphcommons.com/graphs/7c244715-6de4-45c5-a1dd-7959b1aee17d
Where to go from here
Learn more about the Graph Commons API documentation https://graphcommons.github.io/api-v1