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Flickr API

The Flickr API can be used to retrieve photos from the Flickr photo sharing service using a variety of feeds - public photos and videos, favorites, friends, group pools, discussions, and more. The API can also be used to upload photos and video.The Flickr API supports many protocols including REST, SOAP, XML-RPC. Responses can be formatted in XML, XML-RPC, JSON and PHP. Documentation is included for 14 API Kit libraries.

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Flickr: Highlights

Summary
Photo sharing service
Category
Photos
Tags
Protocols
REST, SOAP, XML-RPC
Data Formats
XML, JSON, JSONP, PHP
API home
http://www.flickr.com/services/api/ 
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Flickr: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
http://api.flickr.com/services/rest/
Service Endpoint
http://api.flickr.com/services/soap/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service, API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
flickr.com  
Company
Yahoo  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
No  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
see Flickr Api Terms of Use 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key, OAuth 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
ActionScript, Cold Fusion, Common Lisp, cUrl, Delphi, Java, .NET, Perl, PHP, Python, REALbasic, Ruby 
API Blog
code.flickr.com/blog/ 
Site Blog
blog.flickr.net/en 
API Forum
www.flickr.com/groups/api 
Developer Support
Mailing list 
Console URL
 

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Comments 

March 20, 2012
at 01:07
Comment by: aaa456

Note: The Twitter Grader API is no longer available.
This profile is retained for historical purposes only.

August 30, 2008
at 20:38
Comment by: invadereki

The Scour search engine now uses Flickr for its image search.

More info: http://blog.scour.com/2008/08/30/improved-results-for-scour-image-searches/

Try Scour: http://scour.com/invite/invadereki

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