Revision : July 25, 2016
Instagram has become one of the preferred and most used applications for users and organizations to instantly share media content with the world. Many Instagram users also want to take a step forward and share their Instagram content into their websites, web applications or blogs. In some other cases, Digital Agencies may also need to feature Instagram content from authors other than themselves.
In this case-study, we are going to learn how to build our own API (Application Programming Interface) to get embedded data from Instagram pages, and return it to a requesting (web) application in JSON format. Also, we will discuss the motivations and advantages of creating this self-hosted API versus Instagram's own API.