There’s nothing like photos to make a liveblog really come together. We’ve always had an upload box right under the input box to upload photos. Later we added email addresses for each event so you can email-in photos from your Smartphone. Today we’re happy to announce an even easier way to pull in images, using the biggest image site there is: Flickr.
Now when you are a writer, you will find Flickr Setup under “Post to this Event” in the sidebar. Just tell us your account name (or someone elses’ if you have the rights to pull in their images) and click “Connect”. If everything looks good, click the button to confirm we are allowed to pull in those images, and you’re done! All new images that are posted to that Flickr account will be pulled into your liveblog while it’s live.
There are a tonne of great tools for Smartphones to upload direct to Flickr. I personally love AirMe for the iPhone. Just set it to send your photos into the Flickr account you told us about, and we’ll take care of the rest. Within 30 seconds your photos will be pulled into your liveblog automagically. It’s that easy!
While we had the Flickr API open, we had to throw in a new Flickr login option as well on ScribbleLive. That brings our list of logins to Facebook, MSN, Twitter, OpenID and Flickr. I hope that covers about 98% of the planet by now