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Library for working with the Google Reader API

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# libgreader readme libgreader is a Python library for authenticating and interacting with the unofficial Google Reader API. It currently supports all major user authentication methods (ClientLogin, OAuth, OAuth2) and aims to simplify the many features that Google Reader offers. RSS ain’t dead yet!

Licensed under the MIT license: []()

## Features

  • Support for all Google recommended authentication methods, for easy integration with existing web or desktop applications
  • Explanation of most of the Google Reader API endpoints, which Google has never really opened up
  • Convenient functions and models for working with those endpoints
  • A modest integration test suite!

## Usage

It’s as simple as:

>>> from libgreader import GoogleReader, ClientAuthMethod, Feed
>>> auth = ClientAuthMethod('YOUR USERNAME','YOUR PASSWORD')
>>> reader = GoogleReader(auth)
>>> print reader.getUserInfo()
{u'userName': u'Foo', u'userEmail': u'', u'userId': u'16058940398976999581', u'userProfileId': u'100275409503040726101', u'isBloggerUser': False, u'signupTimeSec': 0, u'isMultiLoginEnabled': False}`

For more examples with all of the authentication methods, see the [USAGE file](

## Installation

libgreader is on pypi at [](

$ pip install libgreader


$ easy_install libgreader

## Testing and Contribution

Want to test it out or contribute some changes?

First, fork the repository on Github to make changes on your private branch. Then, create a dev environment using a virtualenv:

$ pip install virtualenvwrapper $ mkvirtualenv venv-libgreader –no-site-packages

Clone your fork and install the development requirements, required for running the tests:

$ pip install -r dev_requirements.txt

Then run the tests:

$ python test

Now hack away! Write tests which show that a bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected. Then send a pull request and bug me until it gets merged in and published.

## Thanks

Originally created with help from:




Since then, [many have contributed to the development of libgreader](


##WIP *

##v0.6.2 - 2012/10/11 - Fix broken post() method with OAuth2 auth,

##v0.6.1 - 2012/08/13 - cleanup sdist package contents, to not include tests - Remove httplib2 as a require import unless you are using GAPDecoratorAuthMethod

##v0.6.0 - 2012/08/10 * OAuth2 support * Deprecating OAuth support * Added auth support for Google App Engine with GAPDecoratorAuthMethod * Internal code re-organization

##v0.5 - 2010/12/29 * Added project to PyPi, moved to real Python project structure * Style cleanup, more tests

##v0.4 - 2010/08/10 Lot of improvements :

  • Manage special feeds (reading-list, shared, starred, friends…)
  • Manage categories (get all items, mark as read)
  • Manage feeds (get items, unread couts, mark as read, “fetch more”)
  • Manage items (get and mark read, star, share)


  • oauth2 not required if you don’t use it
  • replacing all xml calls by json ones

##v0.3 - 2010/03/07 * All requests to Google use HTTPS * CLeaned up formatting, should mostly meet PEP8 * Fixed random unicode issues * Added licensing

##v0.2 - 2009/10/27 * Moved all get requests to private convenience method * Added a few more basic data calls

##v0.1 - 2009/10/27 * Connects to GR and receives auth token correctly. * Pulls down subscription list.

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