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Flickr Xplorer - An MVC photo app for Flickr

I have flushed out a little project at Codeplex called "Flickr Xplorer". Its a Flickr mesh up that lets you search(user, tag, text), jump into user photos, see popular and latest stream and moreover lets you browse the whole Flickr in hacked url way (url routing easy and rocking). The application is made on MVC preview 3  and I have used my LINQ.Flickr to communicate with Flickr. The project is an early stage, I will update with new features when possible and how you ask. You can use it as you like , host it to your server to make it a personal dashboard for your taken photos or use it for fast hand on for MVC , mocking and of course how to use LINQ.Flickr API :-)


you can try out the demo here (sometimes service may be unavailable due to update pardon me for that). Currently, App is tested under IE 6 & 7, Firefox 2.0+, will update for other browsers as well.

The location for the project  :

Finally, have fun the new open source Flickr app and ping me if you have any suggestion to make it more interesting.


Updated on 29th May 2008 - MVC preview 3

Updated on 28th June 2008 - Restructured, renamed and added social features.

Updated on Sep 29 2008 - Update to MVC 5, Please check for the newest updates in source tab and all are pushed to live.

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Omi Azad said:

This one seems much faster than ordinary Flickr. Can't you add Upload feature with this and also an desktop application? :)

AS sky is the limit, you can try to make an desktop application and add upload to Flickr option too. That will rock!


# May 26, 2008 4:34 PM

mehfuzh said:

Thanks, about desktop app yes i have a plan to play with WPF and LINQ.Flickr for that. :-)

# May 26, 2008 4:38 PM

panjkov said:

Excellent job. A followup post with detailed explanation of development process and methodology (from where to start) would be great to see...

# May 29, 2008 4:21 PM

mehfuzh said:

Hi Ngoc,

If you are already logged in flickr , then  the flickr authetication process wont prompt you wih a login screen , rather it will authenticate and  it will ask for your permisson to grant the app if not previously.  I hope that you are using the lastest source code. Check , where there is a nice login and logout bar  the top and along with the latest source.

# July 21, 2008 8:12 AM

Ngoc said:

I only want to get some latest photos of mine to show on my website, no need to edit, upload..., only display, do I need to authenticate to Flickr?

# July 21, 2008 8:36 AM

mehfuzh said:

Nope, you dont need to authenticate, at least it does not requires you so. There is a authenticate link , if you click only then it prompts you for authentication. Again, here all the things can be done without authenticaton , you can check it live as well. Plz also, send me the link of your site or the version of source code that is taking to you to authentication without any reason.

# July 21, 2008 2:01 PM

mehfuzh said:

Looks good,  i will map the WebUrl to the PhotoPage for list of photos (for detail view it is already supplied by flickr), so that you  dont have to do it manually :-). I will update the API the next day , i made this comment.

# July 23, 2008 4:19 PM

Ngoc said:

Hi Mehfuzh :)

What's hosting provider that was hosted? I'm planning to host my site but I don't know what hosting provider that support .net framework 3.5 and MVC. Can you give me some providers?

Thank you so much.

# July 31, 2008 9:43 AM

mehfuzh said:

I use ORCS web , it supports .net 3.5.

# August 2, 2008 3:47 AM

Paul said:


Any plans to update to MVC2?



# September 14, 2010 11:52 AM