The Flickr API
by Amit Kumar
All photos Creative Commons licensed and sourced
from Flickr.com, attribution in slide notes.
3
What is
4
Photo sharing community website
5
lets you discover the world
6
across all screens
7
Photos for life
8
And video too
9
Why should I care ?
10
People take photos
11
People take photos(a lot)
12
People(a lot) take photos (a lot)
13
And from many devices
14
Tag
GeoTag
Connect
Share
Comment
Favorite
15
> 80 million members
> 3.5 million photo uploads/day
> 8 billion photo uploads
> 300 million photos geotagged
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How ?
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(flickr for robots)
Flickr API
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http://www.flickr.com/services/apps/create/apply/
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API Authentication
http://www.flickr.com/services/api/auth.oauth.html
No
Passwords
Just Tokens!
20
Can do (almost) anything
that Flickr can do
Access
Meta data
Write!
Tags
Geo
exif
More!
21
http://flickr.com/services/api
2222
Photo and Photoset APIs
23
Group and Contacts APIs
24
Interesting APIs
25
Interesting APIs Continued
26
> 200 API Methods
27
API EXPLORER
28
29
HTTP -
http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.
getRecent&api_key=****
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Or use
YQL
31
32
http://www.flickr.com/services/api/misc.urls.html
33
Demo
34
What We like ?
labs.systemone.at/retrievr
App Garden (http://www.flickr.com/services/)
What would you build?
Have FUN 
Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad 2013 | Flickr
Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad 2013 | Flickr
Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad 2013 | Flickr
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  • Transcript of "Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad 2013 | Flickr"

    1. 1. The Flickr API by Amit Kumar All photos Creative Commons licensed and sourced from Flickr.com, attribution in slide notes.
    2. 2. 3 What is
    3. 3. 4 Photo sharing community website
    4. 4. 5 lets you discover the world
    5. 5. 6 across all screens
    6. 6. 7 Photos for life
    7. 7. 8 And video too
    8. 8. 9 Why should I care ?
    9. 9. 10 People take photos
    10. 10. 11 People take photos(a lot)
    11. 11. 12 People(a lot) take photos (a lot)
    12. 12. 13 And from many devices
    13. 13. 14 Tag GeoTag Connect Share Comment Favorite
    14. 14. 15 > 80 million members > 3.5 million photo uploads/day > 8 billion photo uploads > 300 million photos geotagged
    15. 15. 16 How ?
    16. 16. 17 (flickr for robots) Flickr API
    17. 17. 18 http://www.flickr.com/services/apps/create/apply/
    18. 18. 19 API Authentication http://www.flickr.com/services/api/auth.oauth.html No Passwords Just Tokens!
    19. 19. 20 Can do (almost) anything that Flickr can do Access Meta data Write! Tags Geo exif More!
    20. 20. 21 http://flickr.com/services/api
    21. 21. 2222 Photo and Photoset APIs
    22. 22. 23 Group and Contacts APIs
    23. 23. 24 Interesting APIs
    24. 24. 25 Interesting APIs Continued
    25. 25. 26 > 200 API Methods
    26. 26. 27 API EXPLORER
    27. 27. 28
    28. 28. 29 HTTP - http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/?method=flickr.photos. getRecent&api_key=****
    29. 29. 30 Or use YQL
    30. 30. 31
    31. 31. 32 http://www.flickr.com/services/api/misc.urls.html
    32. 32. 33 Demo
    33. 33. 34 What We like ?
    34. 34. labs.systemone.at/retrievr
    35. 35. App Garden (http://www.flickr.com/services/)
    36. 36. What would you build? Have FUN 
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