Provides a ruby wrapper around the Zootool API zootool.com/api.
Zootool is about collecting, organizing and sharing your favorite images, videos, documents and links from all over the internet. This gem gives you a simple and easy way to access everything Zootool from your ruby projects. You can see it in action in the wild at ryanmauer.com.
$ gem install zootool
Using this gem is simple. You simply create a ZootoolApi object:
require 'zootool' # You'll access everything through a ZootoolApi object zoo = Zootool::ZootoolApi.new('your_api_key_here')
And use its users, item, and items methods to access data from Zootool:
# Get items for a specific user. Returns an array of hashes with each hash representing an item. my_items = zoo.users('rmauer').items # Get items for all users. Returns an array of hashes. all_items = zoo.users.items # Get a single item by its uid. This returns a single hash. an_item = zoo.item('1kf7s') # Gets the most popular items today. popular_today = zoo.items.popular('today')
Each of these methods returns either an array of hashes or a single hash (see the method documentation for more details on what is returned and what keys the hashes contain).
If you learn by example, this should show you pretty much everything you need to know to start using this gem:
require 'zootool' # You'll access everything through a ZootoolApi object zoo = Zootool::ZootoolApi.new('your_api_key_here') # Example queries my_items = zoo.users('rmauer').items my_info = zoo.users('rmauer').info my_friends = zoo.users('rmauer').friends my_followers = zoo.users('rmauer').followers my_inspiration_items = zoo.users('rmauer').items(:tag => 'inspiration') all_inspiration_items = zoo.users.items(:tag => 'inspiration') paged_items = zoo.users.items(:limit => 10, :offset => 20) popular_today = zoo.items.popular('today') # Using the returned data first_title = popular_today['title'] first_thumb = popular_today['thumbnail']
Query items by user
Query items for all users
Query popular items
Query items by tag
Perform paging of items using limit and offset parameters
Access user info, friends, followers, and profiles
Authentication to allow access to private items
Saving items to Zootool
Contributing to zootool
Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
Fork the project
Start a feature/bugfix branch
Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Copyright © 2011 Ryan Mauer. See LICENSE.txt for further details.