A simple python library for getting caller ID name information using the opencnam API.
A simple python library for getting caller ID name information.
This library uses [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) as a backend.
Install from PyPi using [pip](http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/), a package manager for Python.
$ pip install opencnam
Don’t have pip installed? Try installing it, by running this from the command line:
$ curl https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py | python
Or, you can [download the source code (ZIP)](https://github.com/telephonyresearch/python-opencnam/zipball/master “opencnam source code”) for opencnam, and then run:
$ python setup.py install
You may need to run the above commands with sudo.
Using python-opencnam is easy:
from opencnam import Phone phone = Phone('2024561111') print phone.number, phone.cnam
The main object, Phone, defined in the opencnam module accepts a phone number as input, and (behind the scenes) queries the [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) API to set the Phone.cnam attribute.
To make things insanely easy, python-opencnam transparently handles phone number validation–so you can create a Phone object using any phone number you can possibly imagine, as long as it can be cleaned up into a valid, 10-digit, US phone number.
from opencnam import Phone phone = Phone('+1 (818)-217 \\\\9229') assert phone.number == '8182179229'
The way the number cleaning algorithm works is:
- Remove all non-integer characters.
- Grab the last 10 digts of the string.
- Make sure those 10 digits are a valid US phone number.
So you can go crazy with input, and not worry about getting an opencnam.InvalidPhoneNumberError exception unless the phone number cannot be made valid.
## API Authentication
If you’ve got an account on [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”), you can use your API credentials with python-opencnam. This will allow you to make an unlimited amount of API queries (since paid users have no limits).
To specify your API credentials, just pass them into the Phone constructor, like so:
from opencnam import Phone
phone = Phone(‘+18182179229’, account_sid=’ACxxx’, auth_token=’AUxxx’)
Assuming you’ve specifid both the api_user and api_key params, python-opencnam will use your credentials and you’ll be running in no time!
NOTE: The api_user and api_key parameters are deprecated as of the 0.5 release. In the 0.6 release they will be removed.
The [opencnam](http://www.opencnam.com “opencnam”) API we use as a backend limits you to no more than 60 requests per hour (using their free tier).
- Adding support for OpenCNAM V2 API.
- Deprecating the api_user and api_key authentication parameters, these have been replaced by their new counterparts: account_sid and auth_token.
- Adding 3 second timeout to CNAM lookups, this way we won’t block for too long.
- Rewriting the backend to use requests instead of slumber.
- Cleaning up documentation.
- Adding public tests via Travis CI.
- Adding support for API authentication.
- Initial release!