Factual Node.js Driver

We’re pleased to announce the release of the officially supported Node.js driver for Factual.
Get going!
You can get the driver using npm…
$ npm install factual-api
…and then install it in your project and connect:
var Factual = require(‘factual-api’);
var factual = new Factual(‘YOUR_KEY’, ‘YOUR_SECRET’);
(If you don’t have an API key, sign up to get one. It’s free and easy.)
Basic Query Example
Do a full-text search of the restaurant database for rows that match the terms “Coffee, Los Angeles”
factual.get(‘/t/restaurants-us’,{q:”Coffiee, Los Angeles”}, function (error, res) {
console.log(“show “+ res.included_rows +”/”+ res.total_row_count +” rows:”, res.data);
});
You can find out more about basic query capabilities in the docs for our Core API docs.
Geo Filter Example
The driver supports all of Factual’s Geo Filtering. Here’s an example of finding Starbucks locations near a latitude, longitude:
factual.get(‘/t/places’, {q:”starbucks”,
geo:{“$circle”:{“$center”:[34.041195,-118.331518],”$meters”:1000}}},
function (error, res) {
console.log(res.data);
});
Crosswalk Example
Factual’s Crosswalk service lets you map third-party (Yelp, Foursquare, etc.) identifiers for businesses or points of interest to each other where each ID represents the same place.

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