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Introduction

Welcome to the Snap.as API! Our API lets you build your own image-based applications or utilities on our platform.

Snap.as is part of the Write.as suite of apps, and follows a similar API design. So if you're familiar with the Write.as / WriteFreely API, working with the Snap.as API should be fairly straightforward.

Libraries

These are our official API libraries:

Language Fetch Docs Repository
Go go get github.com/snapas/go-snapas GoDoc GitHub

Base URL

Call all requests on this base URL: https://snap.as

Errors

Failed requests return with an error code and error_msg, like below.

{
  "code": "400",
  "error_msg": "Bad request."
}

The Snap.as API uses conventional HTTP response codes to indicate the status of an API request. Codes in the 2xx range indicate success or that more information is available in the returned data, in the case of bulk actions. Codes in the 4xx range indicate that the request failed with the information provided. Codes in the 5xx range indicate an error with the Snap.as servers (you shouldn't see many of these).

Error Code Meaning
400 Bad Request -- The request didn't provide the correct parameters, or JSON / form data was improperly formatted.
401 Unauthorized -- No valid user token was given.
403 Forbidden -- You attempted an action that you're not allowed to perform.
404 Not Found -- The requested resource doesn't exist.
405 Method Not Allowed -- The attempted method isn't supported.
410 Gone -- The entity was unpublished, but may be back.
429 Too Many Requests -- You're making too many requests, especially to the same resource.
500, 502, 503 Server errors -- Something went wrong on our end.

Responses

Successful requests return with a code in the 2xx range and a data object or array, depending on the request.

{
  "code": "200",
  "data": {
  }
}

All responses are returned in a JSON object containing two fields:

Field Type Description
code integer An HTTP status code in the 2xx range.
data object or array A single object for most requests; an array for bulk requests.

This wrapper will never contain an error_msg property at the top level.

Authentication

wc := writeas.NewClient()
u, err := wc.LogIn("username", "password")
if err != nil {
        // Handle error...
}
sc := snapas.NewClient(u.AccessToken)

All endpoints require authentication. You'll need to pass a Write.as user access token with any requests:

Authorization: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

See the Authenticate a User section in the Write.as API docs for information on logging in.

Photos

Upload a Photo

sc := snapas.NewClient("00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000")
p, err := sc.UploadPhoto(&snapas.PhotoParams{
    FileName: "photo.jpeg",
})
curl "https://snap.as/api/photos/upload" \
  -H "Authorization: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" \
  -F "file=@photo.jpeg"

Example Response

{
  "code": 201,
  "data": {
    "id": "aBCd5678",
    "body": null,
    "filename": "photo.jpeg",
    "size": 219995,
    "url": "https://i.snap.as/aBCd5678.jpeg",
  }
}

This uploads a new photo to the authenticated user's account.

Definition

POST /api/photos/upload

Arguments

Parameter Type Required Description
file file yes The photo to be uploaded.

Returns

A 201 Created HTTP status and the newly created photo object.

Delete a Photo

curl "https://snap.as/api/photos/aBCd5678" \
  -X DELETE \
  -H "Authorization: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"

This deletes a photo from the authenticated user's account.

Definition

POST /api/photos/{PHOTO_ID}

Arguments

None.

Returns

A 200 OK HTTP status.

Users

Retrieve User's Photos

curl "https://snap.as/api/me/photos" \
  -H "Authorization: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"

Example Response

{
  "code": 200,
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "aBCd5678",
      "body": null,
      "filename": "photo.jpeg",
      "size": 219995,
      "url": "https://i.snap.as/aBCd5678.jpeg",
    },
    {
      "id": "efGh9012",
      "body": null,
      "filename": "vacation.jpg",
      "size": 40346,
      "url": "https://i.snap.as/efGh9012.jpg",
    }
  ]
}

This retrieves all photos on a user's account.

Definition

POST /api/me/photos

Arguments

None.

Returns

A 200 Created HTTP status and all photos on the user's account.