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Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:21 pm

For those of you who may be wondering why Rokagram no longer works, it's because Instagram no longer allows use of their API except for a few narrowly defined use cases. On June 1, they started enforcing this policy which means the Rokagram channel (of which I am the developer) really has not way to work. Definitely a bummer, but there is not much I can do about it. If you're interested, there are links to read more at http://rokagram.com and https://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/4nd3go/roku_users_staff_please_help_get_rokagram_back_on/

If anything changes, I'll post an update.
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Re: Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Everyone can kiss Instagram goodbye. Completely disgusting how they treat users and even the developers offering their services for free.
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Re: Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:14 pm

Does this affect the Instagram feature of the Photos channel, too?
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Re: Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:53 am

Great question. I wasn't aware that that even existed.
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Re: Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:29 am

Roku PHOTOS gives me this message after trying to authorize :

{"code": 403, "error_type": "OAuthForbiddenException", "error_message": "You are not a sandbox user of this client"}

Seems Instagram allows only 10 users in Sandbox mode.

Any ideas?
 
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Re: Rokagram not approved by Instagram any longer

Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:57 am

Looks like Roku PHOTOS has the same problem as Rokagram. I think there's an Instagram-based screensaver out there too that is probably dead in the water as well.

Instagram put all unapproved apps into "Sandbox mode" on June 1, 2016. Sandbox mode is extremely limited and intended really for doing some test and development before getting approval.

I've always admired Instagram's efforts to police their platform to keep it free of spam, fake followers, pornography, etc., and I think apps like these just got caught in the dragnet. Maybe they got tired of targeting specific apps that were doing malicious things and dropped the BIG HAMMER. The best explanation of the policy that I've seen is here: http://nordicapis.com/instagram-api-and-the-transient-nature-of-public-social-apis/
--andy (channel: Rokagram)

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