snowfinch27 snowfinch27 - 3 months ago 32
Node.js Question

Google People API get contacts emails

I need to get contacts emails with Google People API, but can't find a way to do it in docs. Currently I'm making the following request:

request.get('https://people.googleapis.com/v1/people/me/connections?access_token=tokenHere',
function (error, response, body) {
console.log(body);
});


And getting the following responce (I pin only the part of it, for example):

{
"resourceName": "people/c1705421824339784415",
"etag": "328OLZwdaiQ=",
"metadata": {
"sources": [
{
"type": "CONTACT",
"id": "17aae01d0ff8b2df",
"etag": "#328OLZwdaiQ="
}
],
"objectType": "PERSON"
},
"names": [
{
"metadata": {
"primary": true,
"source": {
"type": "CONTACT",
"id": "17aae01d0ff8b2df"
}
},
"displayName": "testGoogleContact",
"givenName": "testGoogleContact",
"displayNameLastFirst": "testGoogleContact"
}
]
}

Answer

To achieve this you need to use the Google Plus API: This is what I found on the Google Plus API Documentation page:

You can get an email address for the authenticated user by using the email scope.

The following JavaScript code example demonstrates how to:

Use Google+ Sign-In to authenticate the user and get a valid OAuth 2.0 access token.

Use the token to make an HTTP GET request to the

https://www.googleapis.com/plus/v1/people/me

REST endpoint. Parse the response and display the user's email address.

The JSON should like something like this:

 {"kind":"plus#person","etag":"\"xw0en60W6-NurXn4VBU-CMjSPEw/mjjYoraGfq3Wi-8Nee4F3k7GYrs\"","emails":[{"value":"**EMAIL**","type":"account"}],"objectType":"person","id":"Person ID","displayName":"FULL NAME","name":{"familyName":"LAST NAME","givenName":"NAME"},"url":"https://plus.google.com/USER","image":{"url":"https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RTcRn6jTuoI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAEpg/Y6cMxfwtbQ4/photo.jpg?sz=50","isDefault":false},"placesLived":[{"value":"CITY","primary":true}],"isPlusUser":true,"verified":false,"cover":{"layout":"banner","coverPhoto":{"url":"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SybH-BjYW2ft1rzayamGLg_VwW7ocgnQ5cAxH3ROEpODvyaEODpYKW55gmAxCXDUvfKggQ4=s630-fcrop64=1,00002778ffffffff","height":626,"width":940},"coverInfo":{"topImageOffset":0,"leftImageOffset":0}},"result":{"kind":"plus#person","etag":"\"xw0en60W6-NurXn4VBU-CMjSPEw/mjjYoraGfq3Wi-8Nee4F3k7GYrs\"","emails":[{"value":"**EMAIL HERE**","type":"account"}],"objectType":"person","id":"116508277095473789406","displayName":"FULL NAME","name":{"familyName":"LAST NAME","givenName":"NAME"},"url":"https://plus.google.com/USER","image":{"url":"https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RTcRn6jTuoI/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAEpg/Y6cMxfwtbQ4/photo.jpg?sz=50","isDefault":false},"placesLived":[{"value":"CITY I LIVE","primary":true}],"isPlusUser":true,"verified":false,"cover":{"layout":"banner","coverPhoto":{"url":"https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SybH-BjYW2ft1rzayamGLg_VwW7ocgnQ5cAxH3ROEpODvyaEODpYKW55gmAxCXDUvfKggQ4=s630-fcrop64=1,00002778ffffffff","height":626,"width":940},"coverInfo":{"topImageOffset":0,"leftImageOffset":0}}}}

Source: Google Plus API documentation