jQuery Spectragram

An easy jQuery plugin for Instagram API to fetch and display user, popular or tags photo feeds inside your web application or site.

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What Spectragram can do

Get a user feed

Get the most recent media published by a user.

Get popular photos

Get a list of what media is most popular at the moment.

Get tagged photos

Get a list of recently tagged media.

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Features

  • Get the most recent media published by a user, the most popular media at the moment, or recently tagged media from Instagram API
  • Display the results on list items or any other HTML tag you define
  • Define the size of the pictures (small, medium, big)
  • Use your own Instagram application ClientID and AccessToken
  • More features coming soon!

How to use

In order to use the plugin you need to register an application at Instagram Developers, get a client_id and recieve an access_token.

Simple usage

  1. Be sure to have jQuery script included and then include the spectragram.js script right before the </body> tag.
     <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
     <script type="text/javascript" src="js/spectragram.js"></script>
    
  2. Set your Instagram accessToken, clientID and the query:
    jQuery.fn.spectragram.accessData = {
        accessToken: '[your-instagram-access-token]',
        clientID: '[your-instagram-application-clientID]'
    };
    
  3. Call spectagram function on the container element and pass it your query:
    $('ul').spectragram('getRecentTagged',{
        query: 'converse'
    });
    

This example will show 10 or less results for photos tagged “converse” in a list, “medium” sized.

Configuration

.spectragram( Method, [Options] )

Method: getUserFeed, getPopular or getRecentTagged functions

Options: An array to configure the properties of spectragram

Methods

getUserFeed
Get the most recent media published by a user.

$('ul').spectragram('getUserFeed',{
    query: 'adrianengine'
});

getPopular
Get a list of what media is most popular at the moment.

$('ul').spectragram('getPopular');

getRecentTagged
Get a list of recently tagged media.

$('ul').spectragram('getRecentTagged',{
    query: 'converse'
});

Options

accessToken (required)
Type: String
This is your Instagram Application AccessToken. Default: Null

clientID (required)
Type: String
This is your Instagram Application Client ID. Default: Null

query (required)
Type: String
The string to search. Default: ‘coffee’

max
Type: Number
The maximum number of results to show. Default: 10

size
Type: String
The size of the photos. ‘small’, ‘medium’ or ‘big’. Default: ‘medium’

wrapEachWith
Type: String
The HTML tag to wrap every result. Default: ‘<li></li>’

Example

jQuery.fn.spectragram.accessData = {
    accessToken: '[your-instagram-access-token]',
    clientID: '[your-instagram-application-clientID]'
};

$('div').spectragram({
    query: 'converse',
    max: 14,
    size: 'big',
    wrapEachWith: '<p></p>'
});

License

Licensed under the MIT license. You are free to use this plugin in commercial projects as long as the copyright header is left intact.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.