I’ve spent the last couple days hacking around with phpFlickr for a project I’m working on. phpFlickr is a PHP wrapper class written by Dan Coulter which implements all of the available Flickr API calls and makes developing around Flickr fairly easy. Not really simple, but not too bad if you know what you’re doing.
The class also incorporates the ability to cache the API method calls locally to either the filesystem or a database to speed things up which is a nice touch and can really help with the overall performance. I’m going to be using the class extensively throughout the site I’m currently developing and will be incorporating some of that work later in this site as well.
If there’s any interest, I could be persuaded to post a few examples on how to use the class here once things wrap up and I can breathe again. Just drop a note in the comments.