Just because I wasn’t satisfied with existing Flickr tools and services I played this afternoon a bit with the Flickr API. I wanted to create a simple client for Flickr which generates HTML code containing a matrix of squares for my blog. After uploading and configuring a set I want to include the squares view into a posting the way I want and ideally without manual steps.
What did I do?
- First of all I got a Flickr API key for private usage
- On the Flickr API overview page I found a Java implementation of the Flickr services which I downloaded
- I created a new Java project and just looked at the provided sample code. I used the authentication sample for authorizing my application with my flickr account. For that I used the apiKey and the secret code flickr provided.
- now I just picked the methods I wanted to use and build my application.
The first result is just here:
To be honest, nothing much is left to do. I will work a bit on the HTML and I might reconsider the configuration. For now I am happy.
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