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    • Flickr Hacks, Prototypes and APIs
      Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
      Research Scientist
      Yahoo! Research, Barcelona
      HackU – UPC – February 10th 2011
    • Sopa de Letras +Flickr Photos = PhotoSoup
      “Coolest Hack” at Yahoo! internal hack day
      http://photosoup.games.yahoo.com/
      Photo by nmarritz on Flickr
    • PhotoSoup
      For a given topic, e.g.“zoo” create a soup of letters
      Photos serve as “hints”
      Highlight “tiger”
      Show matching photo
      Fade thumbnail
    • PhotoSoup … under the hood
      Call Flickr search API to get Zoo photos
      http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search&api_key=KEY&tags=zoo&extras=tags
    • PhotoSoup … under the hood
      Collect the frequent tags from the photos returned
      barcelona birthday zoo lion animal
      zoo tiger lionkate
      tiger zoo summer 2009 animal

      Create a soup from the frequent tags
      Choose a photo for each frequent tag
      Mix to create a PhotoSoup
    • PhotoSoup
    • TagExplorer: Explore photos using tags
      http://tagexplorer.sandbox.yahoo.com/
    • TagExplorer: Zoom in
    • TagExplorer: Zoom out
    • Example Flickr API calls
      Get photos from London
      http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search&api_key=KEY&text=london&sort=relevance
      Get tags related to London
      http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.tags.getRelated&api_key=KEY&tag=london
      Get more information for a photo
      http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.getInfo&api_key=KEY&photo_id=363484762
      And many many more …
    • And more APIs …
      And even more … http://www.flickr.com/services/api/
    • And more apps …
      And more example apps: http://www.flickr.com/services/
    • Flickr API How-to
      App Garden: http://www.flickr.com/services/
      Get an API key
      Start hacking
      Photo by rlerdof on Flickr