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network-avatar-picker

A npm module that returns user's social network avatar. Supported providers: facebook, instagram, twitter, tumblr, vimeo, github, youtube and gmail

by Dimos Botsaris

2.0.1 (see all)License:ISCTypeScript:Not Found
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network-avatar-picker

A npm module that returns a user's avatar from his social networks as Buffer or as URL. You can choose among Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vimeo, Github, Gmail and Youtube provider. Then, you just need to pass a username without the need of token or API keys and retrieve user's social network profile picture!

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Supported Providers

  • Facebook
  • Github
  • Gmail
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube

Getting Started

Installing

First, install network-avatar-picker as a dependency:

npm install --save network-avatar-picker

Usage

Basic configuration

You should require the dependency in order to be able use it:

const NetworkAvatarPicker = require('network-avatar-picker');
const avatarPicker = new NetworkAvatarPicker();

Cache configuration using Redis

In 1.4.0 we have introduced support to cache results with Redis! Just pass redis config as param to the NetworkAvatarPicker and it will create a new redis client. Then, we will store the images and avatar's URL to redis.

const NetworkAvatarPicker = require('network-avatar-picker');
const avatarPicker = new NetworkAvatarPicker({
  redis: {
    host: '127.0.0.1', // required
    port: '6379', // required
    password  : 'your password',    // optional: replace with your password
    ttl: 3600, // optional: Add your expiration caching time in seconds. Default value: 3600
  }
});

This way we create a local Redis client with expiration caching time 3600sec.

Methods

Use the async methods of the avatarPicker instance to fetch user avatars:

A) getAvatar: Fetch avatar image as Buffer

  • avatarPicker.facebook.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.twitter.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.instagram.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.tumblr.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.vimeo.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.github.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.youtube.getAvatar(username)
  • avatarPicker.gmail.getAvatar(email)

B) getAvatarUrl: Fetch avatar image as URL

  • avatarPicker.facebook.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.twitter.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.instagram.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.tumblr.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.vimeo.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.github.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.youtube.getAvatarUrl(username)
  • avatarPicker.gmail.getAvatarUrl(email)

Examples

1) Fetch twitter's cnn user profile picture:

Buffer:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.twitter.getAvatar('cnn');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

URL:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.twitter.getAvatarUrl('cnn');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

2) Fetch facebook's zuck user profile picture:

Buffer:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.facebook.getAvatar('zuck');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

URL:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.facebook.getAvatarUrl('zuck');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

3) Fetch instagram's cnn user profile picture:

Buffer:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.instagram.getAvatar('cnn');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

URL:

(async () => {
    try {
      const res = await avatarPicker.instagram.getAvatarUrl('cnn');
    } catch (e) {
      // Deal with the fact the chain failed
    }
})();

Running the tests

In order to run tests you have to run:

npm run tests
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