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A C#/.NET wrapper for instagram's apis that i built to create my webapp

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Octocat-spinner-32 ApiBase first commit September 02, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 Instagram first commit September 02, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 Instagram API.sln first commit September 02, 2011
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Octocat-spinner-32 Instagram API.suo first commit September 02, 2011
Octocat-spinner-32 README Update README February 12, 2014
README
*This is a custom C# implementation of Instagram APIs. *

Has been built with Visual Studio 2010, and .NET 4.0.
It is compatible with .NET 2.0 (just rebuild changing version).

This implementation is based on a base class that handles the basic behaviours 
and can be coupled with a caching mechanism to improve the app efficiency.

*Instructions*

1 add the 2 projects to your solution
2 reference Instagram Api from your main project
3 download and reference JSON.net (needed by api base class) http://json.codeplex.com/
4 signup with instagram and create an application http://instagram.com/developer
5 create an API instance
6 create a configuration object and fill all the needed data (app id, secret...)
7 optionally implement the ICache interface (a simple wrapper for asp.net cache would go)
8 use the api


Example

    Instagram.api.Configuration config = new Instagram.api.Configuration(
        authurl,		//url of the authorization request endpoint
        clientid,		//client id, as created by IG for your app
        clientsecret,		//client secret, as created by IG for your app
        callbackurl,		//url of the page, in your app, where the user is redirected after logon
        tokenurl,		//url of the token request page
        instagramapibase,	//base url of the instagram api http://instagram.com/api/v1/
        webproxy		//string representing a web proxy: 127.0.0.1:8080
    );

    InstagramApiWrapper _api = InstagramApiWrapper.GetInstance(config, cacheManager);
    
    
    
*Authentication Note:*
Instagram uses a OAuth 2 authentication scheme (like twitter, facebook and others), this means that you have to:

1- create an instagram application on instagram website and add the app token to your webapp
2- add your website callback address, the address that their website will send the user after authentication (this means that it should be accessible by internet users)
3- on authentication request, on your site, you have to send your user to IG authentication page 
4- the user will come back to your site, from IG site, with an authentication token
5- use this token to do stuff.

read this paper to get more info: http://instagram.com/developer/authentication/
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