PHP library for the Google Contacts API (v3)
💡 NOTE: If you're starting a new project, we strongly recommend using our PHP Google People API package instead. It is more capable than this package and uses a newer API which will probably be supported for longer.
This package and its dependencies can be installed using
composer require rapidwebltd/php-google-contacts-v3-api.
.config.json. Note the dot (
.) at the beginning of the file name.
redirectUrishould be configure to point towards the
clientSecretcan be found in the Google Developers console at https://console.developers.google.com/ under 'APIs & auth' -> 'Credentials', after enabling the Contacts API.
authorise-application.phpin a web browser. This should give you a URL to authorise your application for Google Contacts.
redirect-handler.phpfile should then present you with a refresh token. Copy this into your
After the library has been installed and the setup and account association steps have been completed, you can make use of the library.
If your framework does not do this for you, remember to include the require the
vendor/autoload.php file on any pages you wish to make use of this library on.
The following code will retrieve all contacts from the associated Google account.
$contacts = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::getAll(); var_dump($contacts);
ContactFactory::getAll() method will return an array of
Contact objects. The contact's details will be available as public member variables of these objects.
selfURL contained within each
Contact object is the unique reference to this particular contact. If you need to retrieve a specific contact in the future, you will need to store this
To retrieve a specific contact (by its selfURL), use the following code.
$selfURL = "..."; $contact = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::getBySelfURL($selfURL); var_dump($contact);
ContactFactory::getBySelfURL method will return a single
Google Contact properties are accessed as follows.
$selfURL = "..."; $contact = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::getBySelfURL($selfURL); echo $contact->name; echo $contact->phoneNumber; echo $contact->email; echo $contact->content;
The updating of Google Contacts using this library is done in a very object orientated manner.
You must first retrieve a
Contact object using one of the methods mentioned previously. You can then modify the contact object's public member variables. To save these changes back to the Google Contacts service, you then pass the modified object to the
The following code demonstrates in full retrieving a contact, modifying it and submitting the updates.
$selfURL = "..."; $contact = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::getBySelfURL($selfURL); var_dump($contact); $contact->name = 'Test'; $contact->phoneNumber = '07812363789'; $contact->email = '[email protected]'; $contact->content = 'Note for example'; $contactAfterUpdate = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::submitUpdates($contact); var_dump($contactAfterUpdate);
Creating a new Google Contact is very easy. Simply call the
ContactFactory::create($name, $phoneNumber, $emailAddress) method, passing through appropriate parameters. This method will return the created contact as a
Contact object including its newly assigned
$name = "Frodo Baggins"; $phoneNumber = "06439111222"; $emailAddress = "[email protected]"; $note = "Note for example"; $newContact = rapidweb\googlecontacts\factories\ContactFactory::create($name, $phoneNumber, $emailAddress, $note);
Each method has optional argument for config file override. It is useful when you want to use work with multiple Google accounts at the same time.
$customConfig = (object) array( 'clientID' => '<clientId which you get according to setup above>', 'clientSecret' => '<clientSecret which you get according to setup above>', 'redirectUri' => '<your redirect uri>', 'developerKey' => '<developer key>', 'refreshToken' => '<refresh token specific for google account>' ); $contacts = ContactFactory::getAll($customConfig);
You have to define all variables as the original config is completely ignored. To be more precise, it doesn't have to exist at all.
Take a look at the following files for basic examples of how to retrieve contacts. They can also be used to ensure you have currently associated your Google account with the library.