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  • Ismail Mayat 4511 posts 10062 karma points MVP 2x admin c-trib
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 13:58
    Ismail Mayat
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    Social followers

    For youtube / twitter and facebook is it possible via api to get follower counts for given account or do we have to extend to do that?

    Cheers

    Ismail

  • Anders Bjerner 476 posts 2885 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 15:22
    Anders Bjerner
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    Hi Ismail,

    For Twitter, you can look up the user at read the followers count from the FollowersCount property on the user object.

    Facebook has a /me/subscribers method, but according to their upgrade guide to version 2.0 of the Facebook API, the method has been removed. However it still seems to be working when I do a test. I don't know of any other ways to get the subscribers count. If you manage to find something in the API documentation, I'd be happy to add it to Skybrud.Social.

    I haven't yet focused on users in the YouTube API, so I don't know what is possible there.

  • Anders Bjerner 476 posts 2885 karma points MVP 6x admin c-trib
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 19:29
    Anders Bjerner
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    For Twitter

    int followers = service.Users.GetUser("abjerner").FollowersCount;
    

    For YouTube

    Version 2 of the Google API allows you to get the subscriber count for a given user, but that version was deprecated in the spring.

    Version 3 doesn't work with users, but channels instead. Considering that you have an active instance of GoogleService and sufficient permissions to access the YouTube API, you can do the following:

    NameValueCollection query = new NameValueCollection();
    query.Add("part", "id,snippet");
    query.Add("forUsername", "Battlefield");
    query.Add("access_token", service.Client.AccessToken);
    
    string response = SocialUtils.DoHttpGetRequestAndGetBodyAsString("https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/channels", query);
    
    dynamic json = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<JObject>(response);
    
    int subscriberCount = json.items[0].statistics.subscriberCount;
    

    It is only a quick snippet - I will add better support for it later in Skybrud.Social. The snippet also lacks error handling , and it is only tested with a user that has a single channel.

    For Facebook

    As I wrote earlier, this seems to be deprecated as of v2.0, but it still works. You can exchange me with a valid identifier.

    string res = SocialUtils.DoHttpGetRequestAndGetBodyAsString("https://graph.facebook.com/v2.2/me/subscribers?access_token=" + service.Client.AccessToken);
    
    dynamic json = JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<JObject>(res);
    
    int subscriberCount = json.summary.total_count;
    
  • Ismail Mayat 4511 posts 10062 karma points MVP 2x admin c-trib
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 20:02
    Ismail Mayat
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    Anders,

     

    Awesome will give a whirl timmorow.

     

    Regards

     

    Ismail

  • Ismail Mayat 4511 posts 10062 karma points MVP 2x admin c-trib
    Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:41
    Ismail Mayat
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    Anders,

    Got the twitter user followers working nicely, love this library its going to save some time h5yr!!!

    Regards

    Ismail

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