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Instagram account in profile and API

astroland
20 Aug, 2019 11:19
A lot of Astrobin users are also on Instagram.
Maybe it is an idea to add your Instagram account in the profile settings and, as an opt-in, to use it in the API.

I am using the API to post the Astrobin Picture of the Day on my Instagram account and I try to find the original photographer to tag it in the post.
It would be nice if the IG account name came with the API output to make life easier and credit the photographer (to direct more IG users in their direction).
siovene
20 Aug, 2019 15:41
A bit off-topic, but could you share your solution to post the IOTD on IG? I would like to integrate that as an official AstroBin IG but last time I checked IG didn't allow posting via API to prevent it from becoming a bot-land?
astroland
20 Aug, 2019 16:55
Yes, sure.
I'm using an unofficial Instagram API for PHP.

To see it in action, here's my IG account which uses this API for sharing images from other astronomy/space sources.
It is becoming more and more popular and I really want to tag the right Astrobin astrophotographers to get them the spotlight they deserve.
 
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