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Flickr: 704 API Calls per Second

As announced on the Flickr Blog, Flickr has launched a new website for developers: Flickr Code. And besides announcing the new site they've both a) given interesting details on just how much API traffic they do each day (see below), and b) they announced they're open sourcing Flickr Uploadr, the cross-platform (Windows and OS X) desktop tool for uploading photos to Flickr.

36 Photo APIs

Most people don't realize how many popular photo services like Flickr, Smugmug and Picasa offer web APIs. In this overview, we'll take a look at the breadth and power of currently available photo APIs and the types of photo mashups developers are building with them.

Google Launches Picasa GData API

If you have ever wanted to create photo mashups using Google's Picasa, now you can. As Sven Mawson of Picasa Web Albums Team announced there is now a GData API for Picasa. Media mashups are hot: as we noted in our piece on 200 Photo Mashups, photography-related mashups are one of the most popular genres. 

200 Photo Mashups

Of all the hundreds of tags you can see in our mashup tag cloud, the second most popular behind "mapping" is "photo". How popular? As of now there are over 200 photo-related mashups listed at ProgammableWeb -- 202 by today's count.