Ping.fm Ruby Library

Library Usage

# Require the library and initialize it.
require 'pingfm'
pingfm = Pingfm::Client.new('user_app_key')

# Ensure proper API and User App keys.
pingfm.validate['status']
# => {'status' => 'OK'}  # if success, otherwise 'FAIL'

# Grab latest 5 posts.
pingfm.latest(5)  # => {'messages' => [...]}

# Posting to all services.
pingfm.post('The Dark Knight was amazing.')
# => {'status' => 'OK'}  # if success, otherwise 'FAIL'

# Post using custom user trigger; must be defined on the Ping.fm site.
pingfm.tpost('The message here.', '#something_custom', 'Optional Title')
# => {'status' => 'OK'}  # if success, otherwise 'FAIL'

You can also manage the configuration file through Pingfm::Config.

# Load from an existing config file (defaults to $HOME/.pingfm.yml).
begin
  app_key = Pingfm::Config['app_key']
rescue Pingfm::ConfigNotFound  # This is raised if the config file can't be found.
  # Helper method to get user app key from STDIN:
  app_key = Pingfm::Config.ask_for_app_key!

  # Or just assign a value to 'app_key' (this will automatically save the config file):
  Pingfm::Config['app_key'] = 'YOUR_USER_APP_KEY'
end

Check the documentation for more details.

Shell Usage

$ pingfm This message will post to my default services.

Everything after the 'pingfm' command is what will be posted to the service. You may also include the message within quotes (ex. using the client within a shell script). Run with '--help' to list all command-line options.

If your key has not been stored, it will ask for it. This key will be saved in a YAML file in your home directory and you won't be asked for it again.

You can obtain your key here: ping.fm/key/

Authors

Code

github.com/Oshuma/pingfm

Description

Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap; and this it's Ruby library.

Additional Features

  • Installing the gem also installs a 'pingfm' binary to post from the command-line.

  • User API key is stored in a YAML file in your home directory ($HOME/.pingfm.yml).

Requirements

Ruby!

Install

$ [sudo] gem install pingfm

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 Dale Campbell, Kevin Williams, Krunoslav Husak

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