Author image Mitch McCracken

NAME

WebService::FileCloud - filecloud.io WebService API

SYNOPSIS

  use WebService::FileCloud;

  $websvc = WebService::FileCloud->new( akey => 'apikey',
                                        username => 'username',
                                        password => 'password' );

  $result = $websvc->fetch_apikey();

  # you should check for HTTP request / usage errors first
  if ( !$result ) {

    die( $websvc->error() );
  }

  # check for filecloud.io errors in response
  if ( $result->{'status'} eq 'error' ) {

    die( $result->{'message'} );
  }

  $akey = $result->{'akey'};

  # determine filecloud.io availabiity
  $result = $websvc->ping();

  if ( !$result ) {

    die( $websvc->error() );
  }

  if ( $result->{'message'} eq 'pong' ) {

    print "filecloud.io is available\n";
  }

  # retrieve a URL to upload a file to
  $result = $websvc->fetch_upload_url();

  if ( !$result ) {

    die( $websvc->error() );
  }

  # check if filecloud.io couldn't give us a URL
  if ( $result->{'status'} eq 'error' ) {

    die( $result->{'message'} );
  }

  $url = $result->{'upload_url'};

  # attempt to upload a file
  $result = $websvc->upload_file( filename => 'me.png',
                                  url => $url );

  if ( !$result ) {

    die( $websvc->error() );
  }

  # check for filecloud.io upload error
  if ( $result->{'status'} eq 'error' ) {

    die( $result->{'message'} );
  }

  $ukey = $result->{'ukey'};

DESCRIPTION

WebService::FileCloud is a module to communicate with the http://filecloud.io API. Documentation for their API is available at https://code.google.com/p/filecloud/.

CONSTRUCTOR

new ( OPTIONS )

Creates a new WebService::FileCloud object with the arguments given. All arguments are optional, but may be required depending upon the API methods executed.

akey => APIKEY

The API key provided to your account by filecloud.io. This can be determined via the fetch_apikey() method if you provided your username and password of the account. Many methods require this argument to be specified.

username => USERNAME

The username for your account. The only method that requires this is fetch_apikey(). Must also be provided with password.

password => PASSWORD

The password for your account. The only method that requires this is fetch_apikey(). Must also be provided with username.

timeout => N

The number of seconds until the request is timed out. This option is passed to the underlying LWP::UserAgent object. This argument is optional.

METHODS

All methods will return a false value if they were called incorrectly (missing required parameters), or if there was an HTTP or other internal error issuing the request. Use the error() method to get an error message as to why it failed. Otherwise, they should return a JSON-decoded hashref as is directly from filecloud.io (which may also contain an error).

fetch_apikey

Returns the API key associated to the account. Both the username and password options must be given in the constructor.

fetch_account_details

Returns the details of the account. The akey option must be given in the constructor to execute this method.

ping

Determines if the filecloud.io API is operational. No arguments are necessary in the constructor to execute this method.

fetch_upload_url

Returns a URL to use when uploading a file. No arguments are necessary in the constructor to execute this method.

check_file ( OPTIONS )

Determines if a file is available and returns basic information. No arguments are necessary in the constructor to execute this method, but the ukey option must be provided to this method.

ukey => FILEKEY

The unique key of the file. This argument is required.

fetch_file_details ( OPTIONS )

Returns the full details for a particular file. The akey option must be given in the constructor, and the ukey option described below must be provided to this method.

ukey => FILEKEY

The unique key of the file. This argument is required.

fetch_download_url ( OPTIONS )

Returns the URL to use in order to download the specified file. The akey option must be given in the constructor, and the ukey option described below must be provided to this method. This method is only available to premium account holders of filecloud.io.

ukey => FILEKEY

The unique key of the file. This argument is required.

upload_file ( OPTIONS )

Uploads a file to the URL specified. The upload url can be determined via the fetch_upload_url() method. The akey option must be given in the constructor, and the filename and url options described below must be provided to this method.

filename => PATH

The location of the file to upload. This argument is required.

url => URL

The URL to upload the file to. This argument is required.

fetch_tag_details ( OPTIONS )

Returns the details of the tag specified. The akey option must be given in the constructor, and the tkey option described below must be provided to this method.

tkey => TAGKEY

The unique key of the tag. This argument is required.

error

Returns an error string for the last error encountered. This only contains internal errors related to HTTP requests and not errors from the filecloud.io API itself.

SEE ALSO

LWP::UserAgent, JSON

http://filecloud.io and https://code.google.com/p/filecloud/

AUTHOR

Mitch McCracken <mrmccrac@gmail.com>

LICENSE

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

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