• 👁️👄👁️@lemm.ee
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    11 months ago

    In my experience these tend to stop working pretty fast. Instagram would shut down all the proxies on the last project really fast.

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      11 months ago

      I witnessed the death of two great projects too: Bibliogram and Barinsta, I mentioned before that Bibliogram’s death was the reason to create Proxigram. The way Proxigram works is that it scrapes the data off others Instagram viewers online, it has multiple providers and more will be added in the future.

      @weirdo_from_space@sh.itjust.works Asked the following:

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      @weirdo_from_space@sh.itjust.works: So this’ll make use of other Instagram viewers instead of directly going to Instagram itself?

      @ThePenguinDev@lemmy.world: Basically, but maybe in the future Instagram support is added, just I didn’t want it to make it dependable on scraping Instagram since they are more likely to block the instance. If Instagram support is added in the future, since a random provider is selected every time, is less likely to get blocked by Instagram.

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        11 months ago

        Pixelfed is great! But as much as I like the Fediverse, not everyone is here. :(

        But I have a plan, to encourage people to use Pixelfed. Since I have to create error pages for the project, I have one in mind. When an instance gets rate limited/blocked, there will be a notice to use another instance (or create one) and a paragraph (or link) to encourage the use of Pixelfed.

        It ain’t much, but is honest work (View)

  • neutron@thelemmy.club
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    11 months ago

    I hope they don’t get shut down like Bibliogram. I hate having to login (on top of having an account to start with) to see a link I was sent.

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      11 months ago

      Me too, just give me the content! I don’t want to login. But let’s hope it can last long as much as it can.

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    11 months ago

    I really hope this will not end with Meta shutting it down like bibliogram.
    Really good work btw! I will try as soon as I get back to the computer :)

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    11 months ago

    This looks awesome, Thanks!

    I started making an Android app for it here. It’s obviously still in a very early stage, but it can already kind of display profiles. Also disclaimer I don’t really know what I’m doing, this is more of a yolo I wanna look into Android app development kinda thing.

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      11 months ago

      This is great! You don’t know how happy this makes me! For things like this is why I wanted so much to have an API instead of just generating the HTML.

      disclaimer I don’t really know what I’m doing, this is more of a yolo I wanna look into Android app development kinda thing.

      Don’t worry, I don’t know what I’m doing either, the thing is learn while doing it. :D

  • conner5
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    11 months ago

    But why i should use it? Instagram is by meta and the Pictures are on there Servers

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      11 months ago

      Sometimes you need to see its contents (e.g. store listing prices only on IG) and don’t want to make a Meta account for obvious reasons. Plus it skips all the tracking bs.