If you were present at MAX 2005 and/or have begun particpation in the Flex 2 Alpha project at Macromedia Labs, you will have seen a demonstration of Flex 2 that uses the Flickr service to display images.
I was intrigued by this because I saw an opportunity to build my own Flickr application in Flex. I decided to use Flex 1.5 first because I have not spent much time with Flex 2. That will come shortly.
I wanted to build a ‘real world’ application that any of Macromedia’s customers might build. It is one thing to support a product and while I was an avid user of Flex before joining Macromedia, I haven’t built an application in a long time. Flickr provided an excellent excuse because I did not have to build the back-end.
If you are interested in my application, you can download it from the link below. You will need your own Flickr account however, so set that up first. And you will need to get a Flickr API key as well as I have removed mine from the source code.