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where do i start without using IG API? i want to use curL

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by txholdem, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

    Feb 23, 2009
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    i am sick of FL. nothing works. it's an epic mess.

    i had success with tumblr by using my own automation, using curL. now IG is obviously different since its not web based.

    coding experts tell me where to start, without using IG API?

    i found some python code using websta. however, i have tried websta myself, they seem to have a lot of restrictions in queries, and their functions are very limited.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

    Jul 31, 2010
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    Instagram has an official API, which doesn't support image upload (when it comes to public version).

    Plus, like everything ever touched by Mark Zuckerberg, there is a bunch of restrictions, that make the development & production stages a nightmare.

    Luckily there is Google, with a fleet of Java loving developers. And Java, well Java is like a prostitute - always open for intrusion. You dont need to be a hacker to hack Java, all you need is a few hours of your time.

    This is why even the legit developers simply decompile the Instagram app on Google Play and emulate it (wave hello to FL and Instagress).

    All in all, you need to start here: http://blog.will3942.com/reverse-engineering-instagram
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