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Flickr Contacts: Photo Browser
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crschmidt
Recently I've been using Flickr more, and finding myself frustrated by the lack of decent 'flow' views of my contacts photos. I've put together something that I like a fair amount in this regard, though I'm still not sure it's where I'll end up in the end.

For people who have Flickr accounts, and contacts listed in them, Flickr Contact's Photo Browser is a webpage that will let you see the photos uploaded by your contacts in the last 1, 3, 5, 7, or 14 days. Each contact is displayed with their most recent upload, and you can then click 'more' to see their other photos within that time period (or 'load all' to load all images).

Limit is 50 contacts: If you have more than that for a given time period, I suggest you get yourself fewer friends :)

I don't know if anyone else even has contacts listed on Flickr, but it was a neat toy to put together, and an interesting technical experiment (doing the entire thing in HTML/JS means that the code could be put on anybody's website who wants it, even if they have no server side scripting support).

Anyway, if you think it's cool, let me know.

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That is cool! *bookmarks*

that's cool, but it seems like a lot of effort on your part for incrimental improvements to http://www.flickr.com/photos/friends/
is there more to it than just that page with better controls?

Nope. The key part was "Not having to click through to the damn photostream to see more than 5 pictures' -- since usually when my friends post things, they post a set of 20-30 pictures, and the end result is I see whatever posted last, rather than whatever is most interesting, and that's annoying.

Also, there's no way on the friends page to do a time limit -- it does the five most recent pictures for everyone -- so it's harder for me to say "Oh I've seen that", whereas when they're sorted by person, I personally get a better feeling.

Also, part of it was just an interesting technical question; I haven't used the Flickr API much recently, so it was nifty to write a pure-JS client that does things with authentication.

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