GooglePlus

This is a Ruby client library for the Google+ API.

Installation

gem install google_plus

Documentation

Authentication

To make calls to the Google+ API, you have to either authenticate via OAuth or provide an API key (which you can get from the Google APIs Console. To set your API key and get started, use:

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')

If you want to use OAuth for authorization, you can use a method such as OmniAuth's GoogleOAuth2 Strategy to get an access_token, and then set it using:

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')

People

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.displayName becomes person.display_name).

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.

Activities

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 #person.

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 plusoners and resharers on a GooglePlus::Activity to get a cursor or people that plus one'd or reshared an activity.

Comments

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

Searching

You can search for people or activities using the respective search methods, which also yield GooglePlus::Cursor objects. Here's an example:

search = GooglePlus::Person.search('john crepezzi')
search.each do |p|
  puts p.display_name
end

Setting options

On any of these calls, you can provide options like user_ip listed on the docs.

Dependencies

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2011 John Crepezzi

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