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Node Zootool API wrapper

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Provides a javascript wrapper around the Zootool API. Inspired by ryanmauer's Zootool ruby wrapper

Zootool is about collecting, organizing and sharing your favorite images, videos, documents and links from all over the internet. This node module gives you a simple and easy way to access everything Zootool from your javascript projects.


npm install zootool


Using this node module is simple. You simply create a Zootool object:

var Zootool = require('zootool')

You'll access everything through a Zootool object

var zoo = new Zootool('your_api_key_here')

And use its users, item, and items methods to access data from Zootool:

// Get items for a specific user. 
// An array of items is sent as the second argument to the callback function
zoo.users.items({username: 'reaktivo'}, function(err, items){

// Get info for a single item
// zoo.item ==    
var uid = '1kf7s';
zoo.item(uid, function(err, item){

// Gets the most popular items today.
var popular_today ={
  // do something with items array


Tests use vows, coffee script and cake. To install all developer dependencies run:

npm install --dev

To run tests:


More Examples

If you learn by example, this should show you pretty much everything you need to know to start using this gem:

// Example queries
var info ={username: 'reaktivo'}, callback);
var friends = zoo.users.friends({username: 'reaktivo'}, callback);
var followers = zoo.users.followers({username: 'reaktivo'}, callback);
var inspiration_items = zoo.users.items({username: 'reaktivo', tag: 'inspiration'});
var inspiration_items = zoo.users.items.all({tag: 'inspiration'}, callback);
var paged_items = zoo.users.items({limit: 10, offset: 20}, callback);
var popular_today =;

// Using the returned data
var first_title = popular_today[0]['title']
var first_thumb = popular_today[0]['thumbnail']


  • Query items by user
  • Query items for all users
  • Query popular items
  • Query items by tag
  • Perform paging of items using limit and offset parameters
  • Access user info, friends, followers, and profiles

Planned Features

  • Authentication to allow access to private items
  • Saving items to Zootool

Contributing to zootool

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn’t been implemented or the bug hasn’t been fixed yet
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn’t requested it and/or contributed it
  • Fork the project
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.

Copyright © 2011 Marcel Miranda. See LICENSE for further details.