This is a Ruby client library for the Google+ API.
gem install google_plus
GooglePlus.api_key = 'your key'
That key will then be used on all of your requests.
If you want to change it for an individual request, you can use a param, like:
person = GooglePlus::Person.get(123, :key => 'other_key')
GooglePlus.access_token = 'token'
If you want to set it for an individual request (or series of requests), you can use a param like above:
person = GooglePlus::Person.get(123, :access_token => 'token')
Getting information about a person is easy, given that you have their Google+ ID:
person = GooglePlus::Person.get(123)
Accessing attributes of a
GooglePlus::Person object is straightforward, and to keep things nice, all attributes are converted to snake case (so
person = GooglePlus::Person.get(123) person.display_name person.photos.each do |photo| photo.value end
You can read more about the fields available for a
Person in the Person documentation, or you can use the
attributes method to get them back as a Hash.
Exactly the same as people, you can get activities by ID:
activity = GooglePlus::Activity.get(123)
And once you have an activity, you can move back to its person using
People do Things
Lastly, you can get a list of activities for a person, which is returned as a
GooglePlus::Cursor. You use it like (which auto-paginates):
person = GooglePlus::Person.new(123) cursor = person.list_activities cursor.each do |item| item # an item end
Or if you just want one page, you can have it:
person = GooglePlus::Person.new(123) activites = person.list_activities.items
You can also set the cursor size at any time using any of these variations:
# on the cursor cursor = person.list_activities(:max_results => 10) # or on the page items = cursor.next_page(:max_results => 5)
Plusoners and Resharers
You can call
resharers on a
GooglePlus::Activity to get a cursor or people that plus one'd or reshared an activity.
You can get comments for an acitivty, using its ID:
comment = GooglePlus::Comment.get(123)
Accessing attributes of a
GooglePlus::Comment object is straightforward, (see: accessing attributes of a
GooglePlus::Person). You can find the fields available in the Comment documentation.
Getting comments for an activity is done just like getting activities for a person:
activity = GooglePlus::Activity.get(123) cursor = activity.list_comments cursor.each do |item| # a comment end
search = GooglePlus::Person.search('john crepezzi') search.each do |p| puts p.display_name end
On any of these calls, you can provide options like
user_ip listed on the docs.
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