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Python Foursquare V2 library

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README.md

foursquare

Python wrapper for the foursquare v2 API. Originally developed to power Fondu.

Philosophy:

  • Map foursquare's endpoints one-to-one
  • Clean, simple, Pythonic calls
  • Only handle raw data, you define your own models

Features:

  • OAuth dance
  • Automatic retries
  • Full endpoint coverage (non-merchant)
  • Full test coverage
  • Useful exception classes
  • Multi support (via beichhor)

Dependencies:

  • requests

Installation

pip install foursquare

or

easy_install foursquare

Depending upon your system and virtualenv settings, these may require sudo permissions.

Usage

Authentication

# Construct the client object
client = foursquare.Foursquare(client_id='YOUR_CLIENT_ID', client_secret='YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET', redirect_uri='http://fondu.com/oauth/authorize')

# Build the authorization url for your app
auth_uri = client.oauth.auth_url()

Redirect your user to the address auth_uri and let them authorize your app. They will then be redirected to your redirect_uri, with a query paramater of code=XX_CODE_RETURNED_IN_REDIRECT_XX. In your webserver, parse out the code value, and use it to call client.oauth.get_token()

# Interrogate foursquare's servers to get the user's access_token
access_token = client.oauth.get_token('XX_CODE_RETURNED_IN_REDIRECT_XX')

# Apply the returned access token to the client
client.set_access_token(access_token)

# Get the user's data
user = client.users()

Instantiating a client

Userless Access

client = foursquare.Foursquare(client_id='YOUR_CLIENT_ID', client_secret='YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET')

Authenticated User Access (when you already have a user's access_token)

client = foursquare.Foursquare(access_token='USER_ACCESS_TOKEN')

Specifing a specific API version

client = foursquare.Foursquare(client_id='YOUR_CLIENT_ID', client_secret='YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET', version='20111215')

or

client = foursquare.Foursquare(access_token='USER_ACCESS_TOKEN', version='20111215')

Examples

Users

Getting your own user object
client.users()
Getting another user
client.users('1183247')
Get your checkins
client.users.checkins()
Get your most recent checkin
client.users.checkins(params={'limit': 1})
Get all of your checkins (not a native 4sq call)
client.users.all_checkins()
Approve a friend's friend request
client.users.approve('1183247')

Venues

Get details about a venue
client.venues('40a55d80f964a52020f31ee3')
Search for a coffee place
client.venues.search(params={'query': 'coffee'})
Edit venue details
client.venues.edit('40a55d80f964a52020f31ee3', params={'description': 'Best restaurant on the city'})

Checkins

Get recent checkins for yourself
client.checkins.recent()
Get recent checkins for a friend
client.checkins.recent('1183247')

Tips

Get a specific tip
client.tips('4b5e662a70c603bba7d790b4')
Search for a tip
client.tips.search(params={'query': 'donuts'})

Full endpoint list

Note: endpoint methods map one-to-one with foursquare's endpoints

users()
users.leaderboard()
users.requests()
users.search()
users.badges()
users.checkins()
users.all_checkins() [*not a native endpoint*]
users.friends()
users.lists()
users.mayorships()
users.photos()
users.venuehistory()
users.approve()
users.deny()
users.request()
users.setpings()
users.unfriend()
users.update()

venues()
venues.add()
venues.categories()
venues.explore()
venues.search()
venues.trending()
venues.events()
venues.herenow()
venues.listed()
venues.menu()
venues.photos()
venues.similar()
venues.tips()
venues.edit()
venues.flag()
venues.edit()
venues.proposeedit()
venues.setrole()

checkins()
checkins.add()
checkins.recent()
checkins.addcomment()
checkins.addpost()
checkins.deletecomment()
checkins.reply()

tips()
tips.add()
tips.search()
tips.done()
tips.listed()
tips.markdone()
tips.marktodo()
tips.unmark()

lists()
lists.add()
lists.followers()
lists.suggestphoto()
lists.suggesttip()
lists.suggestvenues()
lists.additem()
lists.deleteitem()
lists.follow()
lists.moveitem()
lists.share()
lists.unfollow()
lists.update()
lists.updateitem()

photos()
photos.add()

settings()
settings.all()
settings.set()

specials()
specials.search()
specials.add()
specials.flag()

events()
events.categories()
events.search()

multi()

Testing

In order to run the tests:

  • Copy foursquare/tests/_creds.example.py to foursquare/tests/_creds.py
  • Fill in your personal credentials to run the tests (_creds.py is in .gitignore)
  • Run nosetests

Improvements

What else would you like this library to do? Let me know. Feel free to send pull requests for any improvements you make.

TODO

  • Bring in new endpoints as they emerge
  • Test coverage for write methods
  • Merchant-specific endpoints (someday)

Code status

  • Build Status

License

MIT License. See LICENSE Copyright (c) 2014 Mike Lewis

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