Why make it?
I wrote about it on Medium
Some of the art I was able to make with it: Instagram
Firebase services are being used.
- real-time database
Photos are from Unsplash and Instagram @startrefio through https://startref-backend.herokuapp.com/random-photos and https://startref-backend.herokuapp.com/scribbles api endpoints. It does not save image files, it stores image urls instead.
The reason why the scribble image has a twitter url is because after the image is posted on instagram, its also shared to tumblr then an IFTTT applet is used to send it to twitter. The twitter api is then used to get the url from twitter and store it in the firebase real-time database. This way, it takes less time to share all the scribbles to the three social platforms.
Unsplash data is stored only if the user saves a Ref Set (3 random photos).