tccpg288 tccpg288 - 3 months ago 18
reST (reStructuredText) Question

FlickR API - Query Based on EditText

I have successfully determined how to make a call to the FlickR API. However, I am having difficulty determining how I search all of the FlickR photos based on a search term entered by the user.

I believe the search term should be entered into the "tags" component of the FlickR API, however I do not know how to link my Edit Text variable (mQuery) to the FlickR API tag:

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {

private EditText mSearchTerm;
private Button mRequestButton;
private String mQuery;

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);

mSearchTerm = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.ediText_search_term);
mRequestButton = (Button) findViewById(R.id.request_button);
mRequestButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
@Override
public void onClick(View view) {
mQuery = mSearchTerm.getText().toString();
HttpLoggingInterceptor interceptor = new HttpLoggingInterceptor();
interceptor.setLevel(HttpLoggingInterceptor.Level.BODY);
OkHttpClient client = new OkHttpClient.Builder().addInterceptor(interceptor).build();
Retrofit retrofit = new Retrofit.Builder()
.baseUrl("https://api.flickr.com/services/rest/")
.client(client)
.addConverterFactory(GsonConverterFactory.create())
.build();


ApiInterface apiInterface = retrofit.create(ApiInterface.class);
Call<List<Photo>> call = apiInterface.getPhotos(mQuery);
call.enqueue(new Callback<List<Photo>>() {
@Override
public void onResponse(Call<List<Photo>> call, Response<List<Photo>> response) {

}

@Override
public void onFailure(Call<List<Photo>> call, Throwable t) {

}
});

}
});



}

//Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
public interface ApiInterface {
@GET("?&method=flickr.photos.search&tags=<Ali>&api_key=1c448390199c03a6f2d436c40defd90e&format=json") //
Call<List<Photo>> getPhotos(@Query("q") String photoSearchTerm);
}

}

Answer

Try this out, this is a search API for Flickr

  public static final String BASE_URL = "https://api.flickr.com/";

  @GET("services/rest/?method=flickr.photos.search&api_key="+API_KEY+"&format=json&nojsoncallback=1&extras=url_m")
  Call<FlickrModel> getImages(@Query("text") String query);