The process of connecting into API data via OAuth is tricky. Some of the more notable social networks which have adopted this technology include Foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook. But Instagram is a very popular mobile app which has grown tremendously fast. Their recent API v1.0 release has some really neat features where you can pull popular photos, recent users, follower lists, and a whole bunch more.
I don’t want to overwhelm anyone by offering too much information in a single tutorial. Thus I’ve broken this process into segments where the final script will output some user profile data from your Instagram account via OAuth connection. For an example you can try to login yourself or check out my screenshot at the bottom of this article.