Flickr Hacks, Prototypes and APIs<br />Börkur Sigurbjörnsson<br />Research Scientist<br />Yahoo! Research, Barcelona<br />...
Sopa de Letras +Flickr Photos = PhotoSoup<br />“Coolest Hack” at Yahoo! internal hack day<br />http://photosoup.games.yaho...
PhotoSoup<br />For a given topic, e.g.“zoo” create a soup of letters<br />Photos serve as “hints”<br />Highlight “tiger”<b...
PhotoSoup … under the hood<br />Call Flickr search API to get Zoo photos<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=...
PhotoSoup … under the hood<br />Collect the frequent tags from the photos returned<br />barcelona birthday zoo lion animal...
PhotoSoup<br />
TagExplorer: Explore photos using tags<br />http://tagexplorer.sandbox.yahoo.com/<br />
TagExplorer: Zoom in<br />
TagExplorer: Zoom out<br />
Example Flickr API calls<br />Get photos from London<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search...
And more APIs …<br />And even more … http://www.flickr.com/services/api/<br />
And more apps … <br />And more example apps: http://www.flickr.com/services/<br />
Flickr API How-to<br />App Garden: http://www.flickr.com/services/<br />Get an API key<br />Start hacking<br />Photo by rl...
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  1. 1. Flickr Hacks, Prototypes and APIs<br />Börkur Sigurbjörnsson<br />Research Scientist<br />Yahoo! Research, Barcelona<br />HackU – UPC – February 10th 2011<br />
  2. 2. Sopa de Letras +Flickr Photos = PhotoSoup<br />“Coolest Hack” at Yahoo! internal hack day<br />http://photosoup.games.yahoo.com/<br />Photo by nmarritz on Flickr<br />
  3. 3. PhotoSoup<br />For a given topic, e.g.“zoo” create a soup of letters<br />Photos serve as “hints”<br />Highlight “tiger”<br />Show matching photo<br />Fade thumbnail<br />
  4. 4. PhotoSoup … under the hood<br />Call Flickr search API to get Zoo photos<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search&api_key=KEY&tags=zoo&extras=tags<br />
  5. 5. PhotoSoup … under the hood<br />Collect the frequent tags from the photos returned<br />barcelona birthday zoo lion animal<br />zoo tiger lionkate<br />tiger zoo summer 2009 animal<br />…<br />Create a soup from the frequent tags<br />Choose a photo for each frequent tag<br />Mix to create a PhotoSoup<br />
  6. 6. PhotoSoup<br />
  7. 7. TagExplorer: Explore photos using tags<br />http://tagexplorer.sandbox.yahoo.com/<br />
  8. 8. TagExplorer: Zoom in<br />
  9. 9. TagExplorer: Zoom out<br />
  10. 10. Example Flickr API calls<br />Get photos from London<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search&api_key=KEY&text=london&sort=relevance<br />Get tags related to London<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.tags.getRelated&api_key=KEY&tag=london<br />Get more information for a photo<br />http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.getInfo&api_key=KEY&photo_id=363484762<br />And many many more …<br />
  11. 11. And more APIs …<br />And even more … http://www.flickr.com/services/api/<br />
  12. 12. And more apps … <br />And more example apps: http://www.flickr.com/services/<br />
  13. 13. Flickr API How-to<br />App Garden: http://www.flickr.com/services/<br />Get an API key<br />Start hacking<br />Photo by rlerdof on Flickr<br />

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