Flickr Activity

The Flickr Gallery Activity allows you to take your photos from flickr and display them in your Android application. For information on creating flickr feed URLs please see the Flickr Services Documentation and the Flickr Photo Feedsknowledge base article. The preferred feed format is rss_200.

Example Screenshot

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To add a Flickr Gallery activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under ‘Your App Activities’ click the + Add an Activity button and select Flickr from the list.

Settings

Activity Name

The name that you want to give to your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. This can be whatever you want but should probably describe the feed that you will be displaying.

Description

A few words describing this activity. This text may be displayed on the dashboard as a subtitle when it’s Show Subtitle Text setting is enabled.

Position

This is a relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position will effect where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and in the action bar drop down. For more information on this setting please read:How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard

Icon

This is where you can select the icon that will be used to represent this activity on the dashboard. Click the ‘Browse’ button to select an image file.

Details

Display Images By

This option controls whether the Flickr User ID value or the Flickr Data Feed URL setting will be used.

Flickr User ID

If you are displaying photos by Flickr User ID, this value should be set to the flickr ID number of the user whose photos you want to display. See the Flickr Photo Feeds article for information about finding your Flickr User ID.

Tip: use http://idgettr.com/ to get the ID from a photostream URL.

Flickr Data Feed URL

If you are displaying photos by Flickr Data Feed URL, this value should be set to the full URL of the flickr feed that you wish to display. For example:

http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?format=rss_200

For more information on creating Flickr Feed URLs please see the Flickr Services Documentation. The preferred feed format is rss_200.

Activity URL

The unique reference URL for this activity that can be used for linking to it. For an example of it’s usage, refer to the topicLinking to Another Activity.

The Flickr Gallery Activity contains a scrollable grid of thumbnails which is populated when the app queries the feed. When the user clicks on one of the thumbnails, they will be able to view the full sized image and be able to swipe horizontally to see the next or previous photo.

The image view contains other features such as setting the wallpaper, sharing options, and the visibility of the description. Below are some examples of this activity:

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