Get API Key for Gigya Socialize

On May 1, 2010, in Web, by Bikas

Gigya Socialize API Key

Gigya Socialize is a very useful tool to connect with different social networks and promote your site. You just need to get an API key from Gigya to start with. Just follow the following simple steps to get one.

  1. Go to the homepage of Gigya and just click “Get Started” on the banner or “Create Account” at the right hand side top corner.

  2. You will land to the following “Register Page”.

    If you already have an account with Gigya, just sign in. No need to create a new account. Remember, all the fields are mandatory if you are  registering new. After filling in all the required fields, check the agreement clause and submit.
  3. On submiting, you will land on the “Get Started” page showing Partner ID and Secret Key.

    Click on the Show API Key to get the get. Then you need to edit the settings for your application.
  4. On clicking edit, you will land on the “Site Setup” page

    Click on the Edit buttons to feed in the informations of different social sites.


    To get the API Key and Secret keys for different social networks follow the following links –
    Facebook
    My Space
    Twitter
    Yahoo
    Linked-In

    Then save the settings and you are ready.

Hope this helps you… :)

To setup an Application in Facebook to retrieve an API, you need to first login into Facebook. If you are new to Facebook, you need to register into Facebook first. After registering and feeding into all your profile informations you can start with setting up an application for yourself. Just follow the following steps —

  1. First of all login to your account and then click on to the “Developers” link at the bottom of the page in the footer section

  2. You will land to Facebook Developers page.

    Click on Apps on Facebook.com.
  3. After you land on the Apps on Facebook.com page, click on “register your Facebook application” link in the Getting Started section.

  4. Thereafter you will be asked whether to allow access or not. Click Allow.

  5. Thereafter you will land on the Developers page where you need to click a button saying “Set Up New Application” at the right corner just below help.

  6. You will land on the “Create Application” page where you will have to give a name to your application and agree to the terms and policies and then click over to create application button.

  7. Then you will land on the page where you need to feed into different informations as required starting from “Basic”

    Remember to feed in the URL in the format “http://yourdomain.com/”. Don’t forget to end the name with a slash or you will face problem while creating the application.

  8. Then fill in informations for “Authentication”

    You will need to choose the authentication settings and feed in authentication callback URLs if any.
  9. Fill in the required information in the Profiles Tab

  10. Then fill in your Canvas settings and Callback URLs as in the image below

  11. Then fill in you Connect settings. Remember to feed in the Connect URL in the format “http://mydomain.com/” and don’t forget the slash at the end of the URL.

    Similarly feed in the Widgets, Advanced and Migrations setting if required. You can leave them as it is and click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom.
  12. After that you will land to the final page showing details of your Application where you will get the API Key, Application Secret and Application ID.

Hope you find this post helpful… :)

First of all to create an application and to get the Application ID and the Secret Key, you must log into MySpace. If you don’t have an account, create one. Thereafter follow the following steps which will guide you to get your application:

  1. After you login to your myspace account go to http://developer-myspace.com/. There you will see a box saying get started

    Click on “Start Building”.
  2. You will be lead to “Create App” page as below

    Click on “Create On-Site App”.
  3. Then a page will appear where you need to give a title to your application and other details

    Then click next.
  4. You will land to “Edit App Gadget XML” page. You will get the application id here.

    Click on “Edit App Information”.
  5. You will be lead to a page where you will be required to fill in the details for your application

    Remember to fill in the Install Callback URL and also upload the small icon and large icon, else you will not be able to publish you application later. You will get the OAuth Consumer Secret in the OAuth Setting

    Click save.
  6. Then click on “My Apps” on the menu bar to view you application and publish

Hope this one is useful to you guys there… :)

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Creating Yahoo Application API

On April 11, 2010, in Web, by Bikas

First of all login to Yahoo. If you don’t have a Yahoo ID, create one at Yahoo. After you login to your account goto http://developer.yahoo.com/ and follow the following steps-

  1. After you login and goto http://developer.yahoo.com/ you will land on the following page-

  2. Click the second option saying “BUILD  Get an API Key…”

  3. You will be taken to the Yahoo Terms & Conditions page. Click accept

  4. On accepting you will be directed to a page where you need to create a New Project

  5. Then a popup will appear where you need to select the option saying “Contacts, MyBloLog, Social Directory, Status Updates, Wretch…”

  6. Then you will land to a page where you need to fill in all the details for your yahoo Application and then click Generate API Key

  7. Thereafter you will be taken to the final page saying “Your API Key has been approved” where you will find the API Key, Shared Secret and Application ID

Hope you find this post helpful… :)

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Generating API key for middleware Linkedin App

On April 10, 2010, in Web, by Bikas

First of all to get an API Key for middleware from Linkedin, you must first have an account with Linkedin. If you don’t have an account you can create one at https://www.linkedin.com. Then fill up your account details to become a member. Thereafter follow the following steps to generate your API key-

  1. Login to your Linkedin account and go the https://www.linkedin.com/secure/developer to create a middleware application.
  2. Click the Add New Application link
  3. You will be lead to the following page:

    Fill in all the required details necessary and then save.
  4. You will be lead to the following page displaying the message that you have successfully created your application with all the informations required, i.e. your API key and your Secret Key, and you are done.

Hope this post helps you… Have fun :)

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