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The Instagramification of

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Recently, we were asked by Jerry Grajewski to add an Instagram feature to his website. For those not familiar with Instagram, it is a mobile app which applies filters and effects to your photos and then shares them on your Instagram account, Twitter feed, and other social outlets.

Instagram makes integrating their data fairly easy via an API (Application Programming Interface). You sign up as a developer, then get a client ID and access token. This allows you to authenticate yourself to the API. To help out even further, Instagram offers an API console that lets you test out API calls ahead of time.

Instagram API Console

We used the API to pull down the 30 most recent photos from Jerry's Instagram account. With multiple resolutions for each photo, we then applied the lightbox effect used throughout Jerry's other galleries.

Check it out here: