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Photódex

Gotta snap 'em all!

Overview

Photódex takes a Flickr album of AR snaps from Pokémon GO and displays them in a Pokédex-style layout.

The site is powered by the Flickr API and requires the corresponding album to be in a particular format:

  • The album must be public and contain the word "Photódex" in the title.
  • The individual photo titles must contain the 3-digit Pokémon number (e.g. "001 Bulbasaur").

If you would like to set up your own Photódex, all of the instructions are here: http://www.photodex.io/

JTAtomico's Photódex

Development guide

If you would like to contribute to Photódex or to make your own fork of the site, these instructions should be everything you need to get set up.

1. Installs

Tools

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2. Apply for a Flickr API key

Sign up for a Flickr API key: https://www.flickr.com/services/api/misc.api_keys.html

You will need it later in your .env file.

3. Set up

  • Check out the code from GitHub (as below, or from your own fork):
git clone git@github.com:jamiehumphries/photodex.git
  • Install all dependencies via NPM:
cd photodex/
npm install
  • Create a file named .env at the root of the project to store your Flickr API key and other configuration. The contents of the file should be:
# Your personal API key from Flickr.
FLICKR_API_KEY = your_api_key

# The password used to access /admin/dashboard with the username 'admin'.
# The password can be anything non-empty.
ADMIN_PASSWORD = your_password

# Comma-separated list of usernames to show in the 'Featured' section of the home page.
FEATURED = JTAtomico,GeorgeFromCamp,BeppisMAX

# Various cache durations for different endpoints and API calls.
# These are optional and can be omitted.
HOME_RESPONSE_CACHE_SECONDS = 1
DEX_RESPONSE_CACHE_SECONDS = 1
FIND_USER_CACHE_SECONDS = 1
FIND_PHOTODEX_ID_CACHE_SECONDS = 1
  • Run the start task to launch the site in development mode:
npm start

4. Development and debugging

Visual Studio Code is recommended for development and debugging.

Development

When running the site via npm start (as above), the server will update and refresh automatically as you make changes, so you can see changes when you refresh the browser window.

You can also install the LiveReload browser extension for your browser of choice so that the site will reload automatically following changes, without the need to manually refresh.

Debugging

With the site running via npm start, you can debug the Node process in Visual Studio Code by using the Attach configuration, either:

  • Press F5; or
  • Open the debug tab and click the green play button

This will allow you to set breakpoints, etc.

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