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Flickr Launches a New Website Dedicated to Developers

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Flickr, Yahoo’s photo sharing service, has rolled out a new website dedicated to Flickr’s popular API tools. The new site, Code.Flickr, offers developers a place to review API information, discuss tools in the forums and of course rant about the future of Flickr development.

There’s also a new development blog and a public SVN repository for Flickr’s open source efforts, like the cross-platform Uploadr tool which is built on Mozilla’s XULRunner.

To date the Flickr API offers 109 methods for developers looking to build tools based on the photo sharing site. And build they have; there are thousands of Flickr tools out there, offering everything from simple widgets to embed photos on your blog, to full-fledge desktop editing and uploading apps.

It would nice if Code.Flickr offered some way to search through all the various applications and API tools, but, at least for now, that’s not part of the site (there’s still the featured section on the main Flickr Services page, which offers links to the more popular third-party apps).

However, even if it’s missing a third-party tool search, the Code.Flickr still has plenty of juicy info for aspiring Flickr API developers. If you’ve been having trouble with Flickr’s API, the company says that the new development blog will be offering tutorials on the various API methods. If there’s a particular area that confuses you, post your request in this thread so the development bloggers can help you out.

The new Flickr Code site is a great resource for developers and it provides a nice single source for anyone looking to get started using the API.

[via the Flickr Blog]

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