Slickr and the power of open APIs

I was visiting my parents last weekend. After helping them get connected to broadband, the first thing I did was set up slickr. It’s a great app that turns the Windows screensaver into a flickr viewer. It automatically downloads pictures from flickr in the background and then rotates through them.

Whenever me or my brothers uploads a picture to flickr, my parents can see it without doing a thing. No downloading, no visiting Web sites – it just happens.

I’ve been using slickr for several months on my PC to stay up-to-date on far flung friends.

Slickr dramatically increases the value of flickr to me. And flickr didn’t have to pay to develop it.

About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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2 Responses to Slickr and the power of open APIs

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