January 27, 2014 9:59 AM   Subscribe

Picflood presents an unfiltered stream of pictures publicly posted to Twitter, updated in real time, with or without a filter for text in the tweet. Because of the specific Twitter API stream that Picflood hooks into, users see only a small subset of Twitter photos, but they still come through fast enough that it's hard to fully process each image before it disappears. Very NSFW.
Role: programmer
posted by quarantine (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Excellent ap!
posted by telstar at 1:23 AM on January 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Very nicely done. It's all client-side, right, you don't have a server doing any work?
I like the addition of the filter option.
I wish the flowing layout weren't so janky. Maybe there's a way to do Pinterest-style image packing so everything is in neat rows?
Instastrm.com is a similar sort of thing for Instagram, but I prefer your style of displaying just images.
posted by Nelson at 10:30 AM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Nelson: Thanks! It's primarily server-side: it's the server that makes the API calls, parses the tweet text, populates a database with the media URLs and tweet metadata, and responds to AJAX requests from the client.

The feel of the layout was intended to be a bit chaotic. It's using a jQuery plugin to do optimal packing of rectangles of different sizes and aspect ratios, and I do some CSS trickery to maintain aspect ratios of the images when a window is resized. If you want to take this further on MeFi Mail, I'm happy to. :-)

Thanks for the link to Instastrm.

(And thanks, telstar!)
posted by quarantine at 5:24 AM on January 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

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