FullContact Ruby Gem

A Ruby wrapper for the FullContact API

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  • 0.10.0 - Support for FullContact Company API
  • 0.9.0 - Removed Rash gem and replaced with Mashify + Plisskin
  • 0.8.2 - Fix for 0.8.0 constant resolution issue.
  • 0.8.0
    • Hashie now allowed from [2.2, 4.0) to support a wide range of other applications
    • Default useragent includes version number for our own information
    • Useless XML mode and dep on multi_xml removed
    • Code reformatting & basic code hygiene, prep for new features in 0.9.0
  • 0.7.0 - Faraday 0.9.0
  • 0.6.0 - Removal of timeoutSeconds parameter. This parameter is automatically stripped from your request if included.


gem install fullcontact



Usage Examples

    require "fullcontact"

    # This could go in an initializer
    FullContact.configure do |config|
        config.api_key = "fullcontact_api_key_goes_here"

    # Get information about an email address
    person = FullContact.person(email: "brawest@gmail.com")

    # Get information about an email address, organized by hashes vs. lists
    person2 = FullContact.person(email: "bart@fullcontact.com", style: "dictionary")

    # You can pass in any arbitrary parameters the Person API supports
    person3 = FullContact.person(email: "bart@fullcontact.com", style: "dictionary", webhookUrl: "https://...")

    # Get information about a twitter handle
    person4 = FullContact.person(twitter: "brawest")

    # Get information about a facebook username
    person5 = FullContact.person(facebookUsername: "bart.lorang")

    # Get information from a phone number
    person6 = FullContact.person(phone:13037170414)

    # Get information about a company
    company1 = FullContact.company(domain: 'fullcontact.com')

    # Get information about a twitter and ensure a 30s socket open timeout and a 15s socket read timeout
    # Can throw a Faraday::Error::TimeoutError if timeouts are exceeded
    person7 = FullContact.person({:twitter => "brawest"}, {:request => {:timeout => 15, :open_timeout => 30}})

    # Get person's family_name
    puts person.contact_info.family_name


  • Michael Rose (Xorlev)
  • Brandon West (bwest)
  • Ian Fisher (i-taptera)
  • Scott Watermasysk (scottwater)
  • Stefano Fontanelli (stefanofontanelli)
  • John Bachir (jjb)


Copyright (c) 2014 FullContact Inc. and contributors

See LICENSE for details.