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Google Buzz API Gets Richer Photo Support with Picasa Photo Repository

Google made it easier to add photos to Buzz posts. Additionally, using Picasa as the photo repository, you’ll now be able to wield the Buzz API to take all sorts of other actions on behalf of the user: Create a new album, Get an album, Update an album’s metadata, Delete, List a user’s albums, Upload new photo, Get photo, Update photo’s metadata, Delete photo, List user’s photos.

Accessing a photo entry through Buzz API is as easy as getting an activity:

retrieving a photo: https://www.googleapis.com/buzz/v1/photos/{userId}/@self/{albumId}/@photos/{photoId}

With live data, it look: https://www.googleapis.com/buzz/v1/photos/farago/@self/5251364904403459921/@photos/5251366163678993586?alt=json&prettyprint=true

Browsing URL will get you data that point to this Picasa photo:

Great Wall of China

“The read-only endpoints will return public data without authentication. For authenticated access to photos endpoints, you must be granted an OAuth token for the user with both Buzz and Photos API scopes. For existing users, you’ll need to discard OAuth tokens scoped to Buzz API and request authorization to both scopes,” explains Google.

More Details: Google Buzz API documentation site


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