#05 More Flickr Fun-Flickr Mashups

Like many web 2.0 sites, Flickr has encouraged other people to build their own online applications using images found on the site. Through the use of APIs (application programming interfaces), many people have created third party tools and mashups* that use Flickr images. Here are just a sampling of a few …

Discovery Exercise

  1. Explore some of the fun Flickr mashups and 3rd party tools that are out there.

  • Create a blog post about one that intrigues you.

  • Look at FD Toys’ Trading Card Maker. And there’s a ton of librarians out there that have created their own Librarian Trading CardSo have some fun discovering and exploring some neat little apps. And if you’re up to the challenge while you’re at it, why not create a trading card of your own.

    Mashup Note: Wikipedia offers some great articles that explain mashups. Basically they are hybrid web applications that take features from one application (like Flickr) and mash it up with another (like a map). In this example, you get Mappr (http://mappr.com).


    1. What in the world did we ever do before librarian trading cards?

      Comment by J Brian Horton :: June 21, 2007 @ 4:34 pm
    2. A question that I had (after having way too much fun with FD Flickr Tools) is how do you have your trading cards printed off? Gurus Dee and Bob both looked into this for me. Essentially, you have to send it to an on-demand printing company that does trading cards. However, I made some inquiries locally and found that Date-Line Printing will print up trading cards for you.

      Comment by Robyn Russell :: June 27, 2007 @ 4:12 pm
    3. Well, mappr was down when I looked, but this was cool – http://www.coverpop.com/pop/visco/
      It would be neat to be able to use mappr to make a map of some of these covers!

      Comment by Jen S :: September 25, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

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