vergenzt / rtm-scala   0.1.4


Scala wrapper for the Remember the Milk API.

Scala versions: 2.11

Note: Remember the Milk's most recent API changes have not yet been integrated. Updates will be provided at #4.

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This is a Scala wrapper for the Remember the Milk API.


libraryDependencies += "com.github.vergenzt" %% "rtm-scala" % "0.1.4"

Or in Gradle:

compile "com.github.vergenzt:rtm-scala_2.11:0.1.4"

The project is currently only built with Scala 2.11. If you'd like a build for a prior version, let me know and I'll set it up.


The actual API implementation consists entirely of Scala objects rather than classes. Implicit parameters are used to pass API keys and authentication tokens.

Example (desktop authentication):

import com.github.vergenzt.rtmscala._

implicit val apiCreds = ApiCreds("<api_key>", "<secret>")
implicit val authToken = {
  val frob = rtm.auth.getFrob()
  println("Go to this url and authenticate:")
  println(rtm.auth.getURL(Permission.Read, frob))
  StdIn.readLine("Press Enter when done.")

val tasks = rtm.tasks.getList("status:incomplete")
tasks.foreach(task => println(

Alternatively, you can authenticate by passing in a function taking the string URL, returning a future to direct the user to the URL (which completes when the user has authenticated) using rtm.auth.authenticate(Permission)(String => Future[Unit]): Future[AuthToken].


Methods that require a Timeline take it implicitly. So once you have ApiCreds and an AuthToken in implicit scope just declare one as follows:

implicit val timeline = rtm.timelines.create()

Timelines are the only mutable objects in the whole library, which maintain a sequence of Transactions, one for each method in which they are involved. Transactions that are undoable can be passed to rtm.transactions.undo to undo them.


// ... authenticate, etc.
implicit val timeline = rtm.timelines.create()

// do something you regret...
val task = rtm.tasks.getList().head

// undo it!
val transaction = timeline.transactions.last


The following methods are not yet implemented:

  • rtm.settings.*
  • rtm.time.*
  • rtm.timezones.*
  • rtm.reflection.*

All other API methods are implemented, though not all are thoroughly tested.

Building / Contributing

Gradle does not have to be installed on your system for any of this.

To build and run tests on the console:

./gradlew build

To create Eclipse project configuration:

./gradlew eclipse

Feel free to submit issues or pull requests and I'll respond as soon as I can. :)