Why wait for Flickr to offer the features and functionality that you need when you can create them on your own Expert Flickr developer David Wilkinson guides you step-by-step through a series of software projects that show you how to build mashups using this popular photo service. He clearly explains the process of remixing Flickr on your own web site and then mashing it up. Along the way, you'll learn how to take advantage of mashup technologies such as REST, Ajax, RSS, and JSON.
From finding photographs and illustrating news feeds to displaying your photos on Google® Maps, you'll discover how to develop a wide range of projects using content from both Flickr and other sources. You'll also gain the skills to design a variety of remixes and mashups that take advantage of Flickr's core services. With the help of numerous hands-on examples integrated throughout the pages, you'll understand how things work so you can quickly produce 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 and update information
How to upload photos from your own applications
Ways to remix the Flickr web site with Firefox® and Greasemonkey
Different ways to display photos using ImageMagick
Techniques for building complex systems that use Flickr as a source of information
Tips for improving software performance and scalability
Who this book is for