opencnam

A simple node library for getting caller ID name information.

A simple node library for getting caller ID name information.

This library uses opencnam as a backend.

Install from npm, the node package manager:

$ npm install opencnam

If you'd like to install node-opencnam globally, you can run:

$ npm install -g opencnam

NOTE: If you install node-opencnam globally, you may need to run the npm command with sudo.

Using node-opencnam is easy. Below is a sample node program written using node-opencnam. All it does is lookup a phone number and then output the caller ID name for the specified phone number and print it out.

When using node-opencnam, note that you can pass it any US phone number, in any format. This means that if you enter 'abc8182223333bcbcbc', node-opencnam will still resolve it to '8182223333'.

If you enter a number less than 10-digits in length, you'll get an error. If you enter a number longer than 10-digits in length, node-opencnam will only use the last 10-digits of the number.

So, here it is:

var opencnam = require('opencnam');
 
opencnam.lookup('2024561111', function (errcnam) {
  if (!err) {
    console.log(cnam);
  } else {
    console.log(err);
  }
});

If you're using the Professional Tier, you can pass in the account credentials via the options parameter:

var opencnam = require('opencnam');
 
var options = {
  account_sid: '<Account SID>',
  auth_token:  '<Auth Token>'
};
 
opencnam.lookup('2024561111', options, function (errcnam) {
  if (!err) {
    console.log(cnam);
  } else {
    console.log(err);
  }
});

The opencnam API we use as a backend limits you to no more than 10 requests per hour (using the Free Tier).

v0.1.1: 2012/03/26

- Initial release!

v0.1.2: 2015/02/26

- Using v2 of the API

v0.1.3: 2015/05/06

- option to use the professional tier