I’m looking to expand the possibilities of my shortcuts usage by plugging myself into the almost infinite number of web APIs out there and the info they can provide. I decided to explore Twitter as a “simple” start point but I’m struggling due to not understanding the concept of the “Get contents of” action in Shortcuts.
I have set up an app in Twitter dev and have my bearer token and set about creating this shortcut for just getting some details about a profile (eventually, I’d like to get the profile picture for a profile).
As I understand it, the URL that I need to ‘Get contents of’ is the API’s Endpoint URL.
From there, I understand I need to use GET.
This is where I start to lose the plot a bit.
I cannot work out how the various pieces of what I’m trying to achieve fit into the fields in the action - I.e. How do I tell it what parameters I want to feed in (e.g. I want info relating to a specific user name), how to I tell it what information I want to return (e.g. profile picture) and what is the right way of authorization?
I’ve tried to make a start here but not really made any progress and what I have done returns a 401 error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.