Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Pulling images from Flickr, part of Up and Running with Cloud Service APIs.
…Although some may disagree, I think what Twitter is to words, Flickr is to images.…Flickr excels in managing and displaying…photographs contributed from around the world, and…with the available API, you can access and interact with this global imagery.…For developers, the best place to start is flickr.com/services/developer.…From here, you can quickly reach details about the API,…participate in the community, which is a phenomenal one, and…learn the finer points of working with different size business…apps, and how to properly attribute the imagery you incorporate.…
So let's dive right in to the API.…Now, I'll choose the API from under the…Flickr Developer Guide logo that you see there.…As noted here, the first step is to request an API key.…For this, you'll need to sign into Yahoo.…So let me go ahead and click Request an API key.…And do that one more time.…And that will bring us to Yahoo.…Flickr is a Yahoo company after all.…So let me go ahead and sign in.…Now I'll need to declare whether my app is commercial or noncommercial.…
First, there are the popular Google cloud services and device-specific APIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Then there are APIs to connect to followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter and even pull images from Flickr. For some really interesting data, Joe shows how to access corporate APIs from companies like Citrix and General Motors. (Imagine getting vehicle data straight from GM.) Last, he shows how to leverage public sector APIs and mine data from the national census, weather bureaus, and even federal job boards. Learn how to make your web projects stand out with cloud services.
- Working with Google Cloud APIs
- Connecting to mobile devices via APIs
- Interfacing with Facebook and managing a Twitter feed
- Utilizing the Google infrastructure in your own apps
- Working with the General Motors API
- Understanding public sector APIs