Topic: flickr API not updating tags?

Hi there.

I have successfully installed tiltviewer, and it actually basically does what I want - it shows flickr images with a specified tag. Now the problem comes in here like this: I added to those pictures the tag "folio" on my flickr account, which I want tiltviewer to show. Now the images do not show up anymore - the squares collapse. As soon as I change the tag to a tag of images that have this tag for a while already it works.

Is this a problem on how tag updates are communicated through the API? Does anyone have experience with this?

I added the tags yesterday and the images are still not showing.  Since they are showing if I use an "old" tag - I believe there is nothing wrong with my code, which is attached below.

I'd be glad for ideas on this - and be it that I need to wait X days before the tag addition on flickr actually gets propagated.

Ps. The URL for the example is:

    <script type="text/javascript">
        var fo = new SWFObject("TiltViewer.swf", "viewer", "100%", "100%", "9.0.28", "#ffffff");           
        // To use an option, uncomment it by removing the "//" at the start of the line
        // For a description of config options, go to:
        // … tions.html
        // To use images from Flickr, uncomment this block
        fo.addVariable("useFlickr", "true");
        fo.addVariable("user_id", "8464881@N04");
        fo.addVariable("tags", "folio");
        fo.addVariable("tag_mode", "any");
        fo.addVariable("showTakenByText", "false");           
        // To use local images defined in an XML document, use this block       
        //fo.addVariable("useFlickr", "true");
        //fo.addVariable("xmlURL", "gallery.xml");
        //GENERAL OPTIONS       
        fo.addVariable("useReloadButton", "false");
        fo.addVariable("columns", "5");
        fo.addVariable("rows", "5");
        fo.addVariable("showFlipButton", "true");
        fo.addVariable("showLinkButton", "true");       
        fo.addVariable("linkLabel", "View image info");
        //fo.addVariable("frameColor", "0xFF0000");
        //fo.addVariable("backColor", "0xDDDDDD");
        fo.addVariable("bkgndInnerColor", "0xF3f3f3");
        fo.addVariable("bkgndOuterColor", "0xf3f3f3");               
        //fo.addVariable("langGoFull", "Go Fullscreen");
        //fo.addVariable("langExitFull", "Exit Fullscreen");
        //fo.addVariable("langAbout", "About");               

Re: flickr API not updating tags?

Maybe it does take time to filter through Flickr's system.
Using some of your other tags such as 'italy' or 'saffron' seems to work fine.
It certainly looks like a Flickr issue rather than a TiltViewer issue.
Hopefully, it'll work itself out in a day or two.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: flickr API not updating tags?


thank you. Yes, I believe it's a flickr problem, too, but I was not so sure as I am not too familiar with all the details involved. Now let's keep the fingers crossed. It is still not working but I can pull out a bit more patience for flickr.