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app-store-validator

Validate/find an app on Play or iTunes store from JavaScript

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App Store Validator

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Are you building a solution for app developers? Does your form require an app store reference? Use App Store Validator to find an app on both (iTunes/Play) app stores, or search for an app by name.

Usage

Installation

$ npm i app-store-validator --save

Sample code

var appStoreValidator = require('app-store-validator');

var iTunesFacebook = '284882215';
appStoreValidator.iTunes.get(iTunesFacebook, function(error, result) {
    if(error) {
        console.error(error);
    }
    else {
        console.dir(result);
    }
});

Supported functions

  • storeName.get(appStoreId, callback) - get details about a specific app
  • storeName.search(appName, callback) - returns array of found apps

Where:

  • storeName is 'Play' or 'iTunes'
  • appStoreId is either an iTunes ID (9 digits), or a Java package ID (com.name1.name2)
  • appName is a string

Sample result

{
  name: 'Facebook',
  version: '29.0',
  company: 'Facebook, Inc.',
  category: 'Social Networking',
  description: 'Keeping up with friends is faster than ever...',
  avgUserRating: 3.5,
  ratingsCount: 2878923
}

PS: results accurate at time of writing this doc.

Building

  1. The module is written in ES6, complied by Babel into ES5.
  2. It uses Mocha for unit tests.
  3. It uses ESLint to lint the code.
  4. It uses Gulp to build the module.
  5. And since Google Play Store does not have a (documented) API, it uses Cheerio to scrape the store.

To build the code:

$ git clone https://github.com/TravelingTechGuy/app-store-validator.git
$ cd app-store-validator
$ npm i
$ npm run build    #lint and build
$ npm run test     #run unit tests

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2015 Guy Vider Traveling Tech Guy

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.

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