FlAppr is a flash-based front-end, or interface, for Flickr that requires the latest version of Flash Player (8). Think of FlAppr as an even cooler way to explore Flickr images and connect with Flickr-posting photographers than the “regular” web browsing Flicker website method.

I love the flag feature: Click on a nation’s flag in FlAppr to see Flickr photos tagged with that nation’s name. I chose Pakistan and found the following amazing photo from Kelly Cheng:

Flickr is such a tremendous resource for visual literacy, presentation slide creation (esp. via Creative commons search), geography lessons, economics, etc. For more breathtaking images of mountains in Pakistan, check out Kelly’s full photoset from her July 2005 trip there. This is the first paragraph of her description:

In the heart of the Karakorams of northern Pakistan lies an amphitheatre of high mountains which truly has no parallel. The American climber and photographer Galen Rowell described it as the ‘Throne Room of the Mountain Gods’. When you stand at the glacial junction known as Concordia and survey the phenomenal array of summits which includes four of the world’s 12 mountain peaks more than 8000 metres high, it is difficult to disagree with him. The four mountains are: K-2 (8611m), Gasherbrum-I (8086m), Broad Peak (8047m) and Gasherbrum-II (8035m).

Whoa! What amazing mountain images these are for this flatlander / Lubbock resident! I wonder when I’ll be able to travel to Pakistan myself and behold Concordia first hand? Anyone know someone there looking for a conference or workshop presenter on web 2.0 in education?! 🙂

Thanks to David Jakes for posting about FlAppr!


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