Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Flickr’s API

melissa brown
melissa brown
4,670 Points

API key vs public feed

is using an api key better than using the public feed link in this video. in the final project the photos that it pulls from flickr are not very accurate. for example you click cat and you get pictures of a doll. how can you make it more accurate and precise in the photos that it pulls?

1 Answer

18,813 Points

You only need an API key for Flickr if you're planning on interacting with it in some way. You won't need one to pull from the public feeds. Either way, it won't effect the results you get when you make the request.