Yahoo API

Accessing the Data

Using the data in your application

In order to access data in your application, you’ll need to get a Flickr API key. You can do this by creating an app here

Create an App

Rate Limits

Use of the developer service should not exceed reasonable request volume. Access through YQL is limited to 20,000 signed calls per hour and 2,000 unsigned calls per hour, as defined in the YQL Terms of Use.

Request higher rate limits

If you believe your application will exceed the rate limit, please contact us to request a higher rate limit for your application.


By using the developer service, you agree to the Terms of Use.


Learn how to use the API through descriptions of its queries and parameters. In addition, the documentation also inculdes sample code to help get you started.



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