Riding the API at the limit
Net performance
Started on Monday the 10th of October, 2011
6pm CET
On my Flickr pro account: http://flickr.com/photos/kimasendorf/
Flickr offers 'Unlimited uploads and storage', and that is the only thing I want. To exploit my upload and storage I am going to use a Java application, that generates numbered images and automatically uploads them to my Flickr pro account. The only thing which stands in the way is the Flickr API. It has a limit of 3.600 queries per hour across the whole API key, means 1 API call a second.
To attract as little attention as possible, my images have a pretty small file size, around 4KB at 640x640px. If I could make 3.600 uploads an hour, it would make a total amount of approximately 14.4MB, which should be fine with the Flickr APIs Terms of Use.
Can not be named 'bandwidth killer'.
This member is no longer active on Flickr.
After approx. 24 hours and exactly 19.540 uploads, Flickr deleted my paid pro account without any warning.