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searchitunes

Search the Apple iTunes Store and App Store with this lightweight module

searchitunes

Light node.js module to quickly search the Apple iTunes Store and App Store for music, apps, etc.

npm install searchitunes

argument type required default description
params object yes Search parameters
timeout number no 5000 Wait time out in ms
callback function yes Callback function to process results

When you wish to retrieve one specific item by its ID, include one of the following params to use the Lookup API. The result data will be only the object with the item's details.

ID params

  • amgAlbumId
  • amgArtistId
  • amgVideoId
  • id
  • isbn
  • upc
searchitunes ({ id: 123456 }, callback);

The callback function receives two parameters: err and data. On success err is null and data is the result object. On error err is an instance of Error and data is not set, see Errors below.

var searchitunes = require ('searchitunes');
 
var searchParams = {
  entity: 'software',
  country: 'NL',
  term: 'github',
  limit: 1,
  price: 0
};
  
 
// Find free Github app for iPhone in Dutch App Store 
searchitunes (searchParams, function (err, data) {
  if (err) {
    console.log (err);
    return;
  }
 
  // All good 
  console.log (data);
);
 
 
// Get one specific item by ID 
searchitunes ({ id: 512939461 }, console.log);

When you lookup an item by its ID you only get the singular result object.

{ resultCount: 1,
  results: 
   [ { screenshotUrls: 
        [ 'http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/8e/b6/b1/8eb6b18c-1703-3fe9-1311-9a891a851f2b/screen1136x1136.jpeg',
          'http://a5.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/8c/9c/df/8c9cdf9a-36ec-9b81-63af-68be202691d3/screen1136x1136.jpeg',
          'http://a3.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/9b/f7/6f/9bf76f76-05d8-80b0-4b9f-6dbb365a782a/screen1136x1136.jpeg',
          'http://a1.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/3d/81/77/3d8177a8-2653-7cbb-e04c-d45942ca980e/screen1136x1136.jpeg',
          'http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple49/v4/b8/4d/24/b84d24c8-3647-9df3-2244-ea0ddea32bc6/screen1136x1136.jpeg' ],
       ipadScreenshotUrls: 
        [ 'http://a1.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/f6/44/ee/f644ee69-53ed-65dd-85f0-24cf31f7daa1/screen480x480.jpeg',
          'http://a5.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/56/94/d3/5694d376-cea1-ab3f-51b4-f771c73c9bce/screen480x480.jpeg',
          'http://a3.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/2e/19/1d/2e191d6d-c571-360a-5d7c-a5a3e636af39/screen480x480.jpeg',
          'http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/aa/ec/91/aaec918e-4e32-f90e-dc18-9d183a636925/screen480x480.jpeg',
          'http://a4.mzstatic.com/eu/r30/Purple69/v4/6e/0d/30/6e0d30fc-aaa8-f3f4-0fd7-42f92b876e96/screen480x480.jpeg' ],
       appletvScreenshotUrls: [],
       artworkUrl60: 'http://is2.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple30/v4/19/f4/66/19f46673-c118-c52d-ca78-a1f3439a020e/source/60x60bb.jpg',
       artworkUrl512: 'http://is2.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple30/v4/19/f4/66/19f46673-c118-c52d-ca78-a1f3439a020e/source/512x512bb.jpg',
       artworkUrl100: 'http://is2.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Purple30/v4/19/f4/66/19f46673-c118-c52d-ca78-a1f3439a020e/source/100x100bb.jpg',
       artistViewUrl: 'https://itunes.apple.com/nl/developer/dillon-buchanan/id551531425?uo=4',
       kind: 'software',
       features: [ 'iosUniversal' ],
       supportedDevices: 
        [ 'iPad2Wifi',
          'iPad23G',
          'iPhone4S',
          'iPadThirdGen',
          'iPadThirdGen4G',
          'iPhone5',
          'iPodTouchFifthGen',
          'iPadFourthGen',
          'iPadFourthGen4G',
          'iPadMini',
          'iPadMini4G',
          'iPhone5c',
          'iPhone5s',
          'iPhone6',
          'iPhone6Plus',
          'iPodTouchSixthGen' ],
       advisories: [],
       isGameCenterEnabled: false,
       trackCensoredName: 'CodeHub - A Client for GitHub',
       languageCodesISO2A: [ 'EN' ],
       fileSizeBytes: '42310545',
       sellerUrl: 'http://codehub-app.com',
       contentAdvisoryRating: '4+',
       trackViewUrl: 'https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/codehub-a-client-for-github/id707173885?mt=8&uo=4',
       trackContentRating: '4+',
       genreIds: [ '6007', '6005' ],
       currency: 'EUR',
       wrapperType: 'software',
       version: '2.9.3',
       description: 'CodeHub is the best way to browse and maintain your GitHub repositories on any iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad device! Keep an eye on your projects with the ability to view everything from pull requests to commenting on individual file diffs in the latest changeset. CodeHub brings GitHub to your finger tips in a sleek and efficient design. \n\nFeatures include: \n\n- GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise support\n- Multiple GitHub profiles for easy switching \n- View repository events, issues, and change sets, pull requests, etc..\n- Browse source directories & files with beautiful syntax highlighting\n- Edit files and commit them!\n- View file diffs from checkins and pull requests\n- Update, comment and manage repository issues\n- Upload images directly from your devices to comments/issues.\n- Explore other GitHub open source repositories \n- Inline commit commenting\n- Access your public, private, and starred gists\n- Slide out menu for quick and efficient navigation\n- Much much more! \n\nFollow the project on twitter: @CodeHubApp\n\nPlease note: CodeHub is not affiliated with GitHub in any way. CodeHub is a third-party GitHub client.',
       artistId: 551531425,
       artistName: 'Dillon Buchanan',
       genres: [ 'Productiviteit', 'Sociaal netwerken' ],
       price: 0,
       trackName: 'CodeHub - A Client for GitHub',
       trackId: 707173885,
       bundleId: 'com.dillonbuchanan.codehub',
       releaseDate: '2013-10-01T01:00:56Z',
       primaryGenreName: 'Productivity',
       isVppDeviceBasedLicensingEnabled: false,
       primaryGenreId: 6007,
       formattedPrice: 'Gratis',
       releaseNotes: '- Bug fixes',
       currentVersionReleaseDate: '2016-05-04T16:04:45Z',
       sellerName: 'Dillon Buchanan',
       minimumOsVersion: '9.0',
       averageUserRating: 4.5,
       userRatingCount: 19 } ] }
message description
http error API communication failed
invalid response API returned unreadable data, see err.body
invalid params Client provided no or invalid parameters
no results No results received

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