The myriad of online photo album services that are available today have been threatening to make the humble printed photo album redundant for some time now (for example, we now have over 50 photo APIs in our directory). Despite this services like SnapFish, which offer the ability to easily print customized photo books, have remained incredibly popular. Started 10 years ago and still running strong with its new owner HP, SnapFish reportedly has over 85 million users worldwide. Now developers can get in on the action with the newly announced Snapfish Publisher initiative.
This week we’re spotlighting the Flickr API, one of our most consistently popular APIs. Flickr is the fourth most used API in our directory appearing in over 600 mashups. Each of the mashups below leverage Flickr and have been named mashup of the day since August.
The process of taking your photos and sharing them online with your friends has never been easier. There are several services available to do that today like TwitPic, YFrog and others. The success of Instagram even led to an unofficial API, which was subsequently shut down to be eventually replaced with its official API. The photo sharing services space seems ripe for the emergence of APIs, which in turn might trigger the next round of innovation from developers.