Fetch albums from Google+ onto your own site
(C) 2012 Harish Narayanan
Like most people, I find myself creating less and less content on my own websites/blogs and instead choosing to use services such as Google+ and Twitter. They're so much easier to use and encourage immediate community feedback. Even so, I'd still like to have my content featured on my own sites in a cohesive way.
If you're like me, read on.
What is it?
Google+ Album Fetcher does exactly what its name suggests. It is a simple script that fetches albums uploaded to Google+ and writes out static HTML files that can be used to populate your own website.
How do you use it?
The script is quite rough and requires a bunch of fiddling around, but in essence, you:
Install the Google Data (Python) client library on your computer. If you're running OS X with MacPorts, this is as simple as:
sudo port install py27-gdata
generate-gallery.pyto point to yourself on Google+ and the unique IDs of the galleries you want to extract.
Edit the header and footer HTML in the
.htmlfiles to suit your own website.
which will fetch album data from Google+ and write out static HTML to
output/slug/index.html (one for each album you requested) with
galleries showcasing your photographs.
How do I report bugs and request features?
Contact me via e-mail email@example.com and I'll try to help.