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Instagram API permission approval

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by atlocc, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. atlocc

    atlocc Newbie

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    hi there, I'll need an API key for basic, follower_list and public_content (so just for the GET apis). Any suggestion on what kind of APPs should I develop to have more chance to get it? I'm asking cause probably they wouldn't approve the real app I'd use it in.

    thanks
     
  2. 0xxi3

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    Why do so many people wish to fuck around with Instagram's public API? I just don't understand it!
    You can scrape the info you need from Instagram.com. It's less hassle.
     
  3. atlocc

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    definetely not, such the ID to USERNAME query or the photos published in a defined area (and not just an exact place)
     
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    If you can't figure out how to listen for and recreate HTTP requests, then I won't say nothing more.
    In that case, maybe public API is the way to go for you.
     
  5. atlocc

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    not a problem how to make request. Those are infos that IG just don't provide except through APIs. If you know a way to get usernames from IDs I'll be more than glad to hear that

    main info I need, as said, is ID to USERNAME extrapolation. Than media published based on location (which means, searching meadia based on latitude and longitude, not based on location name like "Central Park")
     
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    Oh! Then I misunderstood the question.
    You can get the information you need from their website. Sit down with a web debugger and snoop around IG's webpage, there are multiple requests that redirect to or respond with the account page that is coherent with a given ID.
     
  7. atlocc

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    yeah, I've been looking around all day, no luck
     
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    If you just need it to scrape simple data (amount of followers, likes on a photo, etc.) you can use importXML on google sheets.
     
  9. atlocc

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    I have no problem scraping data, the point is that the data I'm looking for are not available but through APIs