What is the App Garden?

Flickr has an open Application Programming Interface (API for short). This means that anyone can write their own program to present public Flickr data (like photos, video, tags, profiles or groups) in new and different ways. The App Garden is a place where developers can showcase the applications they've created and where you can find new ways to explore Flickr.

For our members

Did you ever want to download all your photos on Flickr? Or see all images that have your favorite shade of pink? Or find new ways to upload your content? You can do that and much much more. We’d like to think of all the cool bits on Flickr as seeds for beautiful and inspirational interactions when given the right care from our awesome developer community. See what is growing in the App Garden!

For developers

It's simple to create an application!

  1. Apply for a key
  2. Receive the key ID and secret.
  3. Start building your application using the list of available API methods.
  4. When your app is ready to use, publish an app page within the App Garden.
  5. The App Garden is not a place for your personal portfolio, group website, business services, or for any applications which you have not created yourself.

The following API Guidelines are here to help you understand how to play nice when using the Flickr API methods. Don't forget that your use of Flickr is subject to these Guidelines, the Community Guidelines, the API Terms of Use and the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

What to do

What not to do... ever