PlazesPHP is an experimental PHP class that provides methods for interacting with Plazes.com. As it uses the new object model introduced with PHP version 5, PHP5 is a prerequisite.
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This example will connect to Plazes.com and retrieve a list of currently signed-on buddies as an array, and then dump the array.
require "Plazes.php"; $plaze = new Plazes('username','password','developerkey'); $plaze->Launch(); $plaze->Update(); $plaze->Buddies(); print_r ($plaze->mybuddies);
Need to know
This class depends on the following third-party Open Source libraries:
- PHP XML-RPC for communicating with the Plazes server
- Magpie RSS for extracting latitude/longitude information from the RSS feed for a single Plaze, and add that to a Buddy object
The following commandline tools are used, to determine your gateway and its MAC address:
- arp, see the Variations on ARP page.
Your PHP needs permission to run the exec() function.
Optional libraries, for developers of PlazesPHP:
- The SimpleTest testing framework, for unit tests on the PlazesPHP classes.