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Flickr API: Tap Into Billions of Photos for Windows Phone 7

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Do you want your app to integrate with one of the world’s leading photosharing site? The Flickr for Windows Phone 7 app is a full featured mobile application that is pushing the boundaries of UX design and is 100% built on Flickr's API methods that are available for developers. This talk will introduce the mobile app, highlight some of the complex design decisions, and provide insights into the Flickr API methods. Attendees will learn how to enrich their applications using Flickr's rich content via the Flickr APIs.

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  • Patrick JonasPatrick Jonas

    I'm learning

  • Waynewck

    Very interesting!

  • DorinaDorina

    Oh, thank you so much Channel9 !!!!! I'm trying to create a windows phone 7 application using flickr and this video is a wonderful introduction.

    Althought, I have some difficulty when searching in flicker with specific tags. First of all I include a reference to the flickr API and then I'm trying the following code:

    Flickr flickr = new Flickr(API_KEY); //where API_KEY is my Flickr Key
    PhotoSearchOptions searchOptions = new PhotoSearchOptions();
    searchOptions.Tags = "sun";
    searchOptions.PerPage = 5;
    searchOptions.Page = 1;
    PhotoCollection sunPhotos = flickr.Photos.search(searchOptions);

    But I have this error report:

    >>Error 1 'FlickrNet.Flickr' does not contain a definition for 'Photos' and no extension method 'Photos' accepting a first argument of type 'FlickrNet.Flickr' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?) C:\Users\Ignis\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\flickrPhotos\flickrPhotos\MainPage.xaml.cs 58 54 flickrPhotos

    In a WPF application I have used flickr.PhotosSearch and works fine.

    Could anyone tell me what should I do different for the windows phone 7 application?

    Thank you in advance!

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