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 …
- Mappr - take Flickr images and allows you to paste them on a map
- Flickr Color Pickr - lets you find public photos in Flickr that match a specific color.
- Montagr – create a photo mosaics from photos found on Flickr.
Explore some of the Flickr mashups and 3rd party tools that are out there.
Create a blog post about one that intrigues you.
One fun tool is FD Toys’ Trading Card Maker. And there’s a ton of librarians out there that have created their own Librarian Trading Card.So have some fun discovering and exploring some neat little apps. And if you up to the challenge while you’re add 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)