Proxigram is now ChromaticLove

I’ve started shoring up some of the bugs that have crept into Proxigram as the underlying services have evolved their APIs. For example, Flickr is finally SSL-only across the board (yay!).

While doing this, I see that Instagram is now very specific about valid names for apps that use their API. In our case, they don’t want “gram” to be part of the app name. So, I started using a thesaurus and some random word combination programs which spit out ChromaticLove. I like that well enough, so that’s the new name.

As part of this update, ChromaticLove now supports SSL, and I recommend everyone using the app access the API via SSL.

The changeover will happen over the next few days. You’ll see changes — *including* at the API level — renaming everything Proxigram to ChromaticLove. I’m going to be a little more cavalier than normal and just break backwards compatibility with CSS and variable names. If you have any concerns, please get in touch.

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Proxigram

Hi there – Just wanted to update everyone on a new app that we just released called Proxigram. It’s a simple service to get your photos on your blog or other web site using a simple JavaScript library. You can manage your Instagram credentials there and keep sensitive OAuth credentials out of JavaScript files or your WordPress setup. It’s a fairly limited use case, but it solved a need for us and was fun to build.

Even better, the entire project is open-source, so if you’re looking for a good example of a working Node.js/Express.js project that uses Passport.js for OAuth authentication, Twitter’s Bootstrap with LESS compiled on the server, everything is on Github.

I’ve written up a longer blog post on my personal blog.

There will be more features coming. After looking at this, I realized I had some other pain points with my photography that I want to deal with, so expect some additional functionality soon.