Runkeeper API startup
Begin with the Runkeeper Registration/Authorization page for general instructions to get started. This page points to the Application Portal you can use to establish your application. You'll obtain
client_secret by registering a personal application in that portal.
code by submitting a request to
https://runkeeper.com/apps/authorize with the following parameters directly from the Runkeeper instructions:
client_id: The unique identifier that your application received upon registration
redirect_uri: The page on your site where the Health Graph API should redirect the user after accepting or denying the access request
I found the easiest way to make this request for my purposes was simply to cobble it into a URL and paste directly into the browser location bar:
MY_URL.COM with your values. The URL can be localhost or a domain you control; the request will redirect to it with its returned code value. You'll need to re-use the same value in the form below to obtain a user API token.
Now you need a user token; you'll plug this in to any request for data from the Runkeeper API. There are elegant ways to do this, and then there's this way: A quick HTML form that makes the request for the token. Seriously, I tried all kinds of curl permutations and couldn't get them to work, so I did it this way. It worked. Fill in the values, submit, and get a token back. (I did this all right in a TextMate preview window.)
<html> <body> <h1>runkeeper API token obtainer</h1> <p>Insert values for your API key below, and submit. This form will return a token that can be used for Runkeeper API requests.</p> <form action="https://runkeeper.com/apps/token" method="POST" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"> grant_type <input type="text" name="grant_type" value="authorization_code"><br> code <input type="text" name="code" value=""><br> client_id <input type="text" name="client_id" value=""><br> client_secret <input type="text" name="client_secret" value=""><br> redirect_uri <input type="text" name="redirect_uri" value="http://[MY_URL.COM]"><br> <input type="submit"> </form> </body> </html>
Save the returned token to use in your API calls, and you're good to go.