Blog posts tagged "appengine"

photosthatmatter & FlickrApp

July 22nd, 2009

Picture 53

Aaron’s FlickrApp is a brain dead easy to use subclass of webapp.RequestHandler that turns Flickr into an single-sign on service for Google AppEngine.

As a bonus, you get a valid Flickr auth_token for every signed in user. This makes writing Flickr API apps about the simplest thing ever.

Case in point, I wrote the largely mis-named photosthatmatter app last night in slightly less then 20 minutes, while waiting for dinner to simmer. Shows the most interesting photo from each for your contact in a given time period. Great for catching up on things you missed as they flowed by the first time.

YMMV, but it works for me.

Flickr Trends

March 3rd, 2009

snow vs flowers

Based on Derek’s NYT Trender and some APIs we haven’t gotten around to releasing, I spent 20 minutes whipping up Flickr Trends yesterday morning.

App Engine is awesome for this kind of stuff.

Favorite’s I’ve found so far:

  • December 11, 2008

    My Flickr API library for PHP.

    I’m a big believer in Norvig’s “Code is liability” maxim. Which is how I justify my ugly, but functional Flickr API implementation, in 40 lines of PHP (not the most expressive of languages), which I wrote in about 15 minutes one evening, and I now use for all of my Flickr side projects. And all apropos of digging through other folks Flickr API impls, trying to get them working on GAE. Thankfully blech is already there.

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