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Instamap source available on github

Posted byuserbear on February 9th, 2012.

Here we are, the fifth and final post on instamap. And this one is going to be short and sweet. The code and files for instamap are now available on github: instamap. What does that mean? Well, if you want a copy of instamap, and you have git installed, all you need to do is: […]

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Using JSONP APIs

Posted byuserbear on February 3rd, 2012.

Everybody loves JSON. (No, I don’t have any links to back that up.) And for good reason– browsers are fluent in it, it’s easy to generate, easy to parse and lightweight enough to make it the ideal way to communicate with web services. JSONP (the P is for padding) is a well known technique to […]

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Using dojo classes

Posted byuserbear on January 30th, 2012.

This is part one in a … five? Let’s go with five. Five-part series wherein I talk about how I built a simple app that uses the Instagram API. In this post, I’m going to focus on the classes I used to build the app. There are only two:  bearpanther.InstagramSearch and bearpanther.BingGeocode. Hopefully the name […]

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Putting Instagram on a map

Posted byuserbear on January 26th, 2012.

You know Instragram, right? Not only is the app fantastic, but they also have a pretty kick-ass API. It’s read-only but that’s all you need to start building an app with it. I spent a little time this past weekend putting together a simple single-page web app to display photos from Instagram based on a […]