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README.md

Snapcat

Build Status

A cat-tastic Ruby wrapper for the Snapchat private API. Meow. This gem is designed to give you a friendly Ruby-like interface for interacting with the Snapchat API.

Please note

Snapchat has recently cracked down against third party applications. Thus, until further notice, this API wrapper will not work.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'snapcat', '~> 0.5'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Alternatively, install it via command line:

$ gem install snapcat

Usage

User Auth

# Initialize a client and login
snapcat = Snapcat::Client.new('your-username')
snapcat.login('topsecretpassword')

# Initialize a new client, register, and login
snapcat = Snapcat::Client.new('your-new-username')
snapcat.register('topsecretpassword', '1990-01-20', 'test@example.com')

# Logout
snapcat.logout

User Actions

# Block a user
snapcat.block('username-to-block')

# Clear feed
snapcat.clear_feed

# Fetch a user's updates
snapcat.fetch_updates

# Unblock a user
snapcat.unblock('username-to-unlock')

# Update user's email
snapcat.update_email('newemail@example.com')

# Update user's privacy setting
# Two choices:
#   Snapcat::User::Privacy::EVERYONE
#   Snapcat::User::Privacy::FRIENDS
snapcat.update_privacy(Snapcat::User::Privacy::EVERYONE)

# Pro tip:
#   Every call to the API responds with Snapcat::Response object with which
#   you can check a few important things
response = snapcat.block('username-to-block')
response.code # => 200
response.http_success # => true
response.data # => { logged: true, ... }

User Data

# Get the user
user = snapcat.user

# Examine all raw user data
user.data

# Examine snaps received
user.snaps_received

# Examine snaps sent
user.snaps_sent

# Examine friends
user.friends

Friends

# Add a new friend
snapcat.add_friend('mybestbuddy')

# Grab a friend
friend = user.friends.first

# Set a friend's display name
snapcat.set_display_name(friend.username, 'Nik Ro')

# Delete a friend :(
snapcat.delete_friend(friend.username)

# Learn more about your friend
friend.can_see_custom_stories
friend.display_name
friend.username

# What kind of friend are they anyway??
friend.type
friend.type.confirmed?
friend.type.unconfirmed?
friend.type.blocked?
friend.type.deleted?

Sending Snaps

# Send it to catsaregreat with 3 seconds duration
# `data` is a string which can be read directly from an mp4 or jpg
snapcat.send_media(data, 'catsaregreat')

# Or send it to multiple recipients and override default view_duration
snapcat.send_media(data, %w(catsaregreat ronnie99), view_duration: 4)

Posting a Story

# Post a Story out to your network
# `data` is a string which can be read directly from an mp4 or jpg
snapcat.send_story(data, caption_text: "oh hai haz cheezburger", time: 10)

Getting Stories

# Get all stories from your network, including view count, viewers (essentially anything in the friends list)
snapcat.get_stories

Received Snaps

# Grab a snap
snap = user.snaps_received.first

# Get the snap image or video data
media_response = snapcat.media_for(snap.id)
media = media_response.data[:media]

# Record a view
snapcat.view(snap.id)

# Record a screenshot
snapcat.screenshot(snap.id)

# Record a screenshot

# Learn more about the media
media.image?
media.video?
media.file_extension
media.type_code

# Get the data from the media object
media.to_s

Snaps General

# Learn more about the snap
snap.broadcast
snap.broadcast_action_text
snap.broadcast_hide_timer
snap.broadcast_url
snap.screenshot_count
snap.media_id
snap.id
snap.media_type
snap.recipient
snap.sender
snap.status
snap.sent
snap.opened

Advanced User Auth

The standard login method will log out all other sessions. If you want to use Snapcat in multiple concurrent processes, you need to share this token across processes and set it manually.

# Fetch token
snapcat.auth_token

# Set token
snapcat.auth_token = '1c7e8f83-1379-4694-8fa9-4cab6b73f0d4'

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Add tests and make sure they pass
  6. Create new Pull Request

Credits

Copyright © 2013 Neal Kemp, Daniel Archer

Released under the MIT License, which can be found in the repository in LICENSE.txt.