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This is a (aka, largest Russian social network) python API wrapper. The goal is to support all API methods (current and future) that can be accessed from server.


$ pip install vkontakte


>>> import vkontakte
>>> vk = vkontakte.API('my_api_id', 'my_api_secret')
>>> print vk.getServerTime()

>>> vk = vkontakte.API(token='my_access_token')
>>> print vk.getServerTime()

>>> profiles = vk.getProfiles(uids='1,2', fields='education')
>>> pavel = profiles[0]
>>> print pavel['last_name'], pavel['university_name']
Дуров СПбГУ

>>> # alternative syntax
>>> profiles = vk.get('getProfiles', uids='1,2', fields='education')
>>> pavel = profiles[0]
>>> print pavel['last_name'], pavel['university_name']
Дуров СПбГУ

>>> # custom timeout example (default timeout = 1s)
>>> vk = vkontakte.API('my_api_id', 'my_api_secret', timeout=5)
>>> print vk.getServerTime()

>>> # syntax sugar for 'secure.*' methods
>>> print

All API methods that can be called from server should be supported.

See for detailed API help.

OAuth2 access_token is supported (docs are hereАвторизация)


dev (TBA)

  • bugfix for breaking vkontakte API updates.

simplejson is now required under python 2.6 (it was previously required only under python 2.5).

1.3.2 (2012-05-19)

  • more COMPLEX_METHODS are suported.

1.3.1 (2012-04-09)

  • don’t raise an exception on json with control characters from vkontakte;

  • properly encode request parameters after dumping them to json format.

1.3 (2012-03-27)

  • dict, list and tuple arguments are now properly serialized;

  • more info is preserved in VKError.

1.2.1 (2012-02-15)

  • properly encode unicode for API calls;

  • tox test running.

1.2 (2012-01-20)

  • ‘get’ API calls are fixed;

  • tests are added.

1.1.0 (2012-01-11)

  • more magic methods are supported;

  • proper timestamp calculation.

1.0.0 (2011-12-29)

  • OAuth2 support;

  • support;

0.9.5 (2010-10-30)

  • syntax sugar for ‘secure’ methods;

  • make vkontakte.signature public;

  • unicode param names are fixed;

0.9.3 (2010-09-02)

  • timeout support

0.9.1 (2010-08-25)

Initial release.

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