24 August 2015

Subscribing to your VK friends Instagram

Story

So I decided to create an Instagram account. There you can do 2 things: post photos and watch photos of others. While I do not have an answer for you what to post (you may photograph your food or big abs in a mirror), I do have one on whom to follow. Probably if you are Russian like me you have a VK account and chances are your friends have linked Instagram on their pages. I have 300+ friends so you can see why programmer in me decided to automate this process.

Technical

There isn't much to it, we need a headless browser and a pretty straightforward Ruby script. Code can be found on Github, just open my vk_to_instagram repository.