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Use Periscope with Python.

Project description


PyPeri makes getting data out of Periscope easy, with a sane and understandable API. Documentation Status Updates 'Stories in Ready'


  • Python 3

  • Easy to understand API

  • Fully tested & documented

Functionality so far:

  • Get information about Users

  • Get information about Broadcasts

  • Get a User’s Broadcast history


Periscope is pretty neat, but it’s difficult to get information out of it in a programatic way. Getting answers to simple questions like: “How many broadcasts did our client do this week” is not trivial, and in-depth analysis is pretty tough. This project is an attempt to make the lives of people who dip into Digital Marketing a little better.

PyPeri attempts to do this by providing a sane interface, and hides some of the tedium of using Periscope’s API. For example, Periscope makes doing simple things, like getting a list of a User’s past Broadcasts a 2-step process:

  1. Request a short-lived API session key from the Periscope Web Interface

  2. Use the session key on the Periscope API Interface using the getUserBroadcastsPublic endpoint.

PyPeri simplifies this considerably:

>>> from pyperi import Peri
>>> pp = Peri()
>>> history = pp.get_user_broadcast_history(username='george_clinton')

Quick start

Install via pip:

$ pip install pyperi

Do stuff:

>>> from pyperi import Peri
>>> pp = Peri()
>>> history = pp.get_user_broadcast_history(username='george_clinton')
>>> print(history[0]['status'])
#George Clinton listening to music in houston

Full documentation is available here:


PyPeri is free software, distributed under the MIT license.


0.2.0 (2016-12-23)

  • URL parsing with parse_periscope_url

  • Get a User’s Broadcast history with get_user_broadcast_history

  • Rename PyPeri class to Peri

0.1.0 (2016-12-12)

  • First release on PyPI.

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