FlickrNet 3.5 Release

Just a quick post to say I’ve release version 3.5 of the FlickrNet API library.

A couple of things regarding this version and the FlickrNet library roadmap:

  • This will be the last version to support the old Authentication model. Going forward only oauth will be supported.
  • This will also be the last version to support .Net Compact Framework.

Going forward I also hope the next version will support Windows Runtime as well, at least for .Net applications (not sure about JavaScript/C++ support yet).

Download it from http://flickrnet.codeplex.com/ or get it via NuGet.

Flickr announces end date for old authentication

Don't go!Flickr have announced the end date for the old authentication method.

After the 31st July you will no longer be able to use the old authentication methods, and will have to use the new OAuth 1.0a authentication flow in your applications.

http://code.flickr.com/blog/2012/01/13/farewell-flickrauth/

I’m glad to say that Flickr.Net library already fully supports OAuth, and the old methods are deprecated. I will be deleting these methods from the library nearer the time in an effort to get everyone to move forward with the new OAuth flow.

Flickr.Net for Silverlight/Windows Phone 7

Just a quick note to say I’ve released the first version of the Flickr.Net library to support Silverlight (3.0 and 4.0) and the new Windows Phone 7 SDK.

The release can be downloaded from flickrnet.codeplex.com – use the FlickrNetSilverlight.dll file in the binary download.

The new asynchronous methods added for silverlight (as all network traffic is async in silverlight) are also included in the existing Flickr.Net API for .Net 2.0+

Examples and documentation to come in the near future.

Let me know if you have any feedback.

Silverlight and Monotouch with Flickr.Net

The Flickr.Net library has been getting a bit of love recently.

Monotouch

Firstly, it got mentioned on the dotnetrocks podcast a week or so ago, a talk with Chris Hardy about Monotouch.

Postcast: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=568 – Flickr.Net is mentioned about 31minutes in. You can also view Chris’s talk at the NDC conference here: http://streaming.ndc2010.no/tcs/?id=815EADB7-066D-4516-A70F-31EEFDFB1DE2 – he does a demo using the Flickr.Net library in Monotouch at about the 40minutes mark.

Follow chris on twitter here: http://twitter.com/chrisntr

Silverlight

Recently I’ve been trying to work out how best to convert the Flickr.Net library over to Silverlight. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as it sounds, because most of the methods the library uses to talk to Flickr are only available in their asynchronous versions in Silverlight, which means the entire stack has to be converted to an asynchronous pattern.

Anyway, I’m almost there in terms of deciding on a method to use (maybe that is worth another post later) but in the mean time there is a post on the Silverlight Show web site about using Silverlight and Flickr which I’m using as my inspiration – the sooner the article is out of date the better :)

http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Uploading-and-geo-tagging-photos-on-Flickr-using-Silverlight-4-s-HttpWebRequest.aspx

New word: geotagginess

A new method pas been added to the Flickr API for specifying an ‘essence’ of a geotagged photo, such as ‘Indoors’ or ‘Outside’ (these are the only two currently supported values).

The funny bit however is that the documentation page contains the word ‘geotagginess’ which I think is a great word!

Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.photos.geo.setContext

Jing Project uses Flickr.Net

11/29/2007 11:33 AMI’m please to say that the new version of the Jing Project, a tool for capturing video and screenshots of your desktop uses the Flickr.Net library to upload the files to Flickr (I’m assuming on the Windows only version).

As you can see from the screenshot on the right it works a dream :)

Flickr .Net Screensaver

After much deliberation I’ve finally decided to move the development of the Flickr Screensaver over to the Codeplex web site. This means that if you’re really sad you can now see the source code for the screensaver.

Also, if you have any problems with it that’s the best place to post a bug report or feature request.

Currently, its the same version that downloadable from here, but once its a new version I’ll change the link on this web site to point to the Codeplex web site instead.

Flickr .Net Screensaver