Иван Бессарабов


Weightbot::API - Get Weightbot iPhone app data from weightbot.com


Version 0.01


There is a great iPhone weight tracking app http://tapbots.com/software/weightbot/. It backups it's data to the site https://weightbot.com/ where everybody who uses that app can login and download the file with the records.

This module gets that data and shows it as a pretty data structure.

    use Weightbot::API;
    use Data::Dumper;

    my $wi = Weightbot::API->new({
        email    => 'user@example.com',
        password => '******',

    say $wi->raw_data;
    say Dumper $wi->data;

The object does not send requests to site until data is needed to be retrieved. The first executed method data() or raw_data() will get data from the site and the data will be stored in the object, so you can use raw_data() and data() many times without unnecessary requests.

Site https://weightbot.com/ does not have real API, this module behaves as a browser.



Creates new object. It has to get parameters 'email' and 'password'. Optionally you can specify 'site' with some custom site url (default is 'https://weightbot.com'). The other optional thing is to specify 'raw_data'.

    my $wi = Weightbot::API->new({
        email    => 'user@example.com',
        password => '******',


Returns the weight records in the format as they are stored on the site. Here is an example:

    date, kilograms, pounds
    2008-12-04, 80.9, 178.4
    2008-12-05, 82.6, 182.1
    2008-12-06, 81.9, 180.6
    2008-12-08, 82.6, 182.1

You can run this method many times but only the first run will get data from the site.


Returns the weight data in a structure. In that data some dates can be skipped. In this structure all the dates are present, but if there is no weight for that date the empty sting is used.

An example for the data show in raw_data() method:

    $VAR1 = [
                'n' => 1,
                'date' => '2008-12-04',
                'kg' => '80.9',
                'lb' => '178.4'
                'n' => 2,
                'date' => '2008-12-05',
                'kg' => '82.6',
                'lb' => '182.1'
                'n' => 3,
                'date' => '2008-12-06',
                'kg' => '81.9',
                'lb' => '180.6'
                'n' => 4,
                'date' => '2008-12-07',
                'kg' => '',
                'lb' => ''
                'n' => 5,
                'date' => '2008-12-08',
                'kg' => '82.6',
                'lb' => '182.1'


Ivan Bessarabov, <ivan@bessarabov.ru>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-weightbot-api at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Weightbot-API. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes. You can also submit a bug or a feature request on GitHub.


The source code for this module is hosted on GitHub http://github.com/bessarabov/Weightbot-API


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Weightbot::API

You can also look for information at:



Copyright 2011 Ivan Bessarabov.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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