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When making bots use the API or headless browser?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by tutchi24, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. tutchi24

    tutchi24 Newbie

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    I'm building two new bots one for IG and one for Twitter. What do most people use the REST API provided by them or a headless browser? Can I avoid all the rate limiting if I use a headless browser?
     
  2. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    You're likely buying wrong bots if you ask such questions.
     
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  3. tutchi24

    tutchi24 Newbie

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    I'm not buying them I'm making them myself
     
  4. nigglesmelb

    nigglesmelb Registered Member

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    If you built it with PhantomJS or something similar you can make it leave whatever footprint you want rather than relying on what the API allows e.g InstaGram doesn't allow photo upload through the API, but you could script the headless browser to do it.