In this section of the site you will find tutorials to get you started with Flashr. The idea is that through the series of tutorials you will build an application bit by bit and this will introduce you to the funtionality of Flashr step by step. For that reason it is recommended you work through the tutorials in order, even if you just scan the first ones.
1: simple search
This tutorial will take you through the steps of creating an application which can connect to flickr.com and you will build a very simple application which can trace out details of photos from flickr.com matching a user inputted tag.
2: simple search with displayed results
This tutorial expands on tutorial 1 and adds the relevant code to display the results of the search as small square thumbnails.
This tutorial builds on tutorial 2 by adding in the possibility of flicking through all the pages of results for a given search.
4: get detailed information
Here we continue to add to our example. This time we add the ability to see a big copy of the image and the detailed information about the image in our flash application. We will also explore some pretty powerful methods, Flashr.executeAtPriority and Photo.getLargestAvailableSize.
5: adding authentication
Here we will add in user authentication so that you can view private photos and update data on flickr.com from your Flashr application.
These examples are from previous versions of Flashr but may still be useful to some.
- FlashrSimpleSearch - simple viewer application and sourcecode created with the Flashr 0.5.
- Flashr viewer - very simple viewer application with sourcecode to help people get started with Flashr.
- Flashr demo - call the different flickr.com methods and see the resulting objects with this little test suite...
- FlashrAuthDemo - source code for a very simple application which authenticates against flickr.com.