The folks at Neko d.o.o. asked me to test out the public API for their Marela photo sharing system, so what better way to do so that using a Firefox extension. It’s turned into a small app that manages photo uploading, tagging, and setting permissions. There is an initial authentication layer for logging into the system and making requests. All the heavy lifting is done via XMLHttpRequest GET and POST requests, with a XUL/XBL UI wrapped around it for previewing. Here what v0.1 looks like.

Marela Uploader

If you want to play around with it, you’ll have to a) get a Marela account and b) ask Marko nicely for a copy of the extension. It’ll help if you speak Slovene, because the system is only in that language right now!

Looking at the Flickr API, I don’t think it would be a big stretch to port the uploader over to use that. There are a few Firefox extensions out there, but none that do uploading AFAIK. A Flickr Upper anyone?

Marela Picture Uploader

4 thoughts on “Marela Picture Uploader

  • 23-Jan-2006 at 23:31

    Thanks, Brian.

    Flickr Upper sounds nice and choice is nice.

    Accounts for Marela should be available soon. Drop me an email, if you’d like to be notified when.

    Btw, I’m not sure public API is accessible if you’re not logged on. A small quirk we haven’t got around to fixing yet.

  • 24-Jan-2006 at 10:34

    Don’t you mean a Flickr Uppr?

  • 24-Jan-2006 at 10:40

    Gopalarathnam: Nice! I see you have individual picture processing. I am only working with batches and don’t plan individual, at least in the first few releases.

    Ian: That might just be going just one ‘r cute word too far. Though it’s a good suggestion.


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