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.

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About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is CEO of redesign | mobile. Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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2 Responses to Slickr and the power of open APIs

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    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many
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