Why wait for Flickr to offer the features and functionality thatyou need when you can create them on your own Expert Flickrdeveloper David Wilkinson guides you step-by-step through a seriesof software projects that show you how to build mashups using thispopular photo service. He clearly explains the process of remixingFlickr on your own web site and then mashing it up. Along the way,you'll learn how to take advantage of mashup technologies such asREST, Ajax, RSS, and JSON.
From finding photographs and illustrating news feeds todisplaying your photos on Google® Maps, you'll discover how todevelop a wide range of projects using content from both Flickr andother sources. You'll also gain the skills to design a variety ofremixes and mashups that take advantage of Flickr's core services.With the help of numerous hands-on examples integrated throughoutthe pages, you'll understand how things work so you can quicklyproduce your own innovative applications.
What you will learn from this book:
How to use feeds to retrieve photo details
Methods for using the Flickr API to access items such as tags,sets, groups, and interestingness
How to use Flickr authentication to access private photos andupdate information
How to upload photos from your own applications
Ways to remix the Flickr web site with Firefox® andGreasemonkey
Different ways to display photos using ImageMagick
Techniques for building complex systems that use Flickr as asource of information
Tips for improving software performance and scalability
Who this book is for