Flickr.Net included in Mono source

Thanks to Nick (heatxsink) the Flickr.Net source code in now included in the latest Mono source code. That means anyone using the latest version of mono will be able to use the Flickr.Net library to interogate Flickr.

Wow, its a bit like being included in the .Net Framework – feels weird.

In Mono its known as flickr-sharp.

Browse the mono source code repository

[tags]mono, heatxsink,, .net[/tags]

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Flickr Mashups Book

Beginning Flickr Mashups, the book I worked on as Technical Editor last year is finally available for publishing. It covers a wide variety of Flickr Mashups including mixing Flickr with RSS, Technorati and Google Maps. Most of the code uses PHP and HTML/Javascript with a bit of Perl for command line tools.

I’ve not got myself a copy yet, but its on order. Technical editors don’t seem to get free ones :)

And David Wilkinson is every technical editors dream writer – almost all of his code examples worked first go and he had a very thorough understanding of what he was trying to do, so my thanks go to him. Dave’s Flickr Photos.

[tags]flickr, book, flickr mashups, programming, flickrapi[/tags]

Flickr Uploadr for Mobile Devices

OK, I’ve written a Flickr Uploader using the .Net Compact Framework 2.0 (SP1).

I don’t actually have a pocket PC or similar device so if you have any success, or problems then let me know.

You can download the redistributable for the CF here.

Copy the Cab file to your mobile device and then double click it in the File Explorer.

[tags]compact framework, .net, programming[/tags]

Flickr.Net API – Example Web Site

I’ve created a quick example Flickr.Net web site in Visual Studio 2005, for both VB.Net and C#.

There is a simple page that performs authentication, and stores the resulting authentication details in the session variables.

There is also a very simple photo album, showing the latest 20 photos from your photo stream.

The sample has been uploaded the the ‘Examples” page of the FlickrNet Wiki on CodePlex.

Any questions then let me know.

Link to FlickrNet API Examples Page 

[tags]flickr, flickrapi, programming, flickrnet[/tags]

FlickrNet API Library updates

 I’ve done a batch of bug fixes and updates to the FlickrNet API library, including Photos.DateAdded which tells you when a photo was added to a group, and the PhotosRecentlyUpdated method which details your recently updated photos.

Download from Codeplex

I’ll roll up a release in a week or so if there are no more changes before then.


A new application using the Flickr.Net API Library has been launched. Basically allows easy and quick uploading of your web cam images onto Flickr! Cool or what.

Possibly based on the Coding 4 Fun article that tells you how to hook up a web cam using Visual Studio 2005 it looks like everything I was gonna write following my Flickr article (which I can’t find at the moment).

Link to FlickrWebCam

[tags]flickr, webcam, flickrnet, flickrapi, programming[/tags]

FlickrNet API Release – 2.1.1 – include Geo code

A new release of the FlickrNet API Library.

This release includes full support for the new Flickr Geotagging features, including searching by location, getting and setting of photos location information and the permissions associated with that geo information.

Some example code: Searching and Setting Geo Location.

Download the latest release binaries here. and the source code here.

[tags]flickrapi, .net, code, api, geotagging[/tags]

GeoReTagr – Extract your GPS EXIF data

GeoReTagr You may be aware that if you have currently got uploaded photos containing GPS data inside the EXIF then this data is not being loaded into Flickr’s new Location database.

The following is a little web app that does just that for you.

It uses phpFlickr and I managed to write it in about 1 day.

Give it a whirl and let me know what you think.