dart-reddit

A Reddit library for Dart, inspired by reddit.js (API) and raw.js (Auth).

Documentation

See the Dart documentation.

Usage

Add the following to your pubspec.yaml:

dependencies:
  reddit: any

Creating a client

The top class Reddit takes a Client as parameter. This client can be constructed using thehttp package.

// in Dart VM
Reddit reddit = new Reddit(new Client());
// in browser
Reddit reddit = new Reddit(new BrowserClient());

OAuth

To enable OAuth, you will need an app identifier and a secret. Get them here.

OAuth is required for some of the public endpoints (those marked OAuth-only) and will be required for all endpoints starting August 3, 2015 (see this announcement).

There are two options: App-only and User authorization.

  • App-only auth
reddit.authSetup(identifier, secret);
// with user info
await reddit.authFinish(username: "sroose", password: "correct horse battery staple");
// or without
await reddit.authFinish();

Note that not providing (developer) user info will result in getting 503 Service Unavailable responses after a while.

  • User-enabled auth
reddit.authSetup(identifier, secret);
Uri authUrl = reddit.authUrl("https://myapp.com/auth_redirect");
// redirect user to authUrl and gather the response from the auth server
await reddit.authFinish(response: authServerResponse);
// or if you already extracted the auth code from the response
await reddit.authFinish(code: authCode);

Queries, filters and listings

Most methods in the API construct a Query, which can be fetched to get a future with the results.

Most queries allow filtering. For the supported filters, we refer to the Reddit API docs or the documentation for this library.

// without filters
reddit.frontPage.newPosts().fetch().then(print);
// filtered
reddit.frontPage.hot().limit(10).fetch().then(print);

A lot of queries also are listings. Listings allow for browsing through content across multiple queries.

// using the regular fetch() method (not recommended)
reddit.sub("dartlang").top("day").fetch().then((result) {
  print(result);
  if (notEnough) {
    result.fetchMore().then((result) {
      print(result);
      if (stillNotEnough) {
        result.fetchmore().then(print);
      }
    });
  }
});

// or using the dart:async API
reddit.sub("dartlang").top("month").listen((result) {
  print(result);
  if (notEnough) {
    result.fetchMore();
  }
})

Browsing Reddit

You can use the standard read-only API to browse Reddit.

// the front page
reddit.front.hot().fetch().then(print);
// or subreddits
reddit.sub("dartlang").hot().fetch().then(print);

Some examples using filters:

reddit.sub("dartlang").top().t("day").limit(10).fetch().then(print);

Comments

Fetching comments for a link:

reddit.sub("dartlang").comments("2ek93l").depth(3).fetch().then(print);

Or a single comment:

reddit.sub("dartlang").comments("2ek93l").comment("ck0mkcy").context(2).fetch().then(print);

Search through reddit:

reddit.sub("dartlang").search("reddit api").limit(5).sort("hot").fetch().then(print);

Subreddits

Find subreddits:

reddit.newSubreddits().fetch().then(print);

reddit.popularSubreddits().fetch().then(print);

reddit.recommendedSubreddits(["dartlang", "reddit"]).fetch().then(print);

reddit.subredditsByTopic("programming").fetch().then(print);

Get information about a subreddit:

reddit.sub("dartlang").about().fetch().then(print);

Users

Get information about a user:

reddit.user("sroose").about().fetch().then(print);

Get listings from users:

reddit.user("sroose").comments("month").listen(print);

reddit.user("sroose").submitted("week").sort("hot").listen(print);

Get a list of multi's from a user:

reddit.user("sroose").multis().fetch().then(print);

Libraries

reddit