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Building Flickr Applications with PHP by Andrew Morton

By Andrew Morton

Building Flickr purposes with PHP teaches you ways to take advantage of todays most well liked on-line picture administration process. You’ll learn how to paintings with either your personal images and Flickrs huge, immense cache, and create new and compelling extensions to the Flickr platform. This ebook is a brilliant decide because

  • Its written by way of skilled developer Rob Kunkle and Phlickr developer Andrew Morton.
  • You’ll how one can use the personal home page API Phlickr to write down and retrieve pictures.
  • Flicker is turning out to be speedy in attractiveness within the on-line picture administration international.

Using the preferred PHP-driven Phlickr API together with MySQL, you’ll notice easy methods to make the most of open resource instruments like personal home page, Apache, and MySQL, in addition to the Flickr structure, to regulate, retrieve, and layout images in innovative methods. You’ll additionally how one can construct upon Flickrs photograph collaboration positive aspects to create interfaces for operating with others on picture album initiatives. And you’ll the best way to layout Flickr tags, profiting from RSS to distribute picture updates.

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You also have the option of tagging the photos that you are uploading, setting permissions (more on that in the “Sharing Your Photos” section), and resizing the photos on the fly. Also available for the Windows XP platform is a shell extension that allows you to simply right-click the photo in the Windows Explorer to upload it. com/tools/. If you are using a Mac, in addition to Uploadr, you can use an application called “1001” or a plug-in for iPhoto to manage your uploads. If you are using a recent Nokia camera phone, you can post to Flickr via Lifeblog.

3. Convert the frob to a token. After the user has visited Flickr’s website and granted your application permissions, you convert the frob into a proper authentication token. This token can then be saved so the user doesn’t have to authenticate your application every time you use it. 4. Make authenticated calls. Now, your application can act as the user and, depending on the permissions, do things like search for photos, create sets, and change photo dates. ■Note The term “frob” is an old bit of hacker jargon.

Additionally, your image will appear in the global photostream, instantly visible to users all over the world. See for yourself—upload a photo, then click on the Everyone’s Photos link from the home page. If you look through the images, you will see the image you just uploaded, along with photos from everyone else, in the order they were added to the site. In addition to the pages you see in your browser on the Flickr site, photostreams are also published to the web using standardized syndication formats.

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