Flickr Plants Seeds for New "App Garden", Better API

Ryan Whitwam

The Flickr API is nothing new, but the photo sharing site is now bringing it more front and center . Flickr has unveiled their new “ App Garden ” that provides a better interface for finding useful photo apps. The new page is more compact than the old API interface. Each app gets a thumbnail preview that links to an individual page. Here, users can tag, discuss, and favorite an app.

There are still a few missing features, though. Flickr is about sharing, but there’s no way to share a list of your apps with friends. It also doesn’t take advantage of Flickr’s friend activity feed to show off what apps you’re using. However, the recommendation system does allow users to recommend individual apps. If you’re a Flickr user, do you like the new interface?

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