Import your Instagram photos to your blog using Flickr + Flickstagram

Recently I bought my first Android phone, and I found Instagram app really useful. What I like the most is it's mapping options, so you can add latitude/longitude auto, if your GPS is turned on.

Then I wanted to import my Instagram photos to my blog and found some problems with it. As I'm using Drupal as my blogs CMS, at first I headed to to search for some ready built modules, to import my Instagram photos, so I could later use views, for example, to tune things up. There are few solutions provided by Drupal community, but Instagram requires SSL, and at this stage, I'm not ready to enable some Open Source SSL. I just want a solution that works.

So then I remembered, some years ago, I had built an application with Drupal feeds module, aggregating Flickr RSS feed with location tags (latitude/longitude) - I remember there were involved some Yahoo pipes, to build that stuff. But that time, I was building a much more complicated system. Like parsing feeds for specific locations. This time I want to parse just my feeds and show my photos, both with location enabled and without it.

Luckily Instagram app allows to publish to Flickr, what's great, unfortunately, I didn't find that it's exporting to location fields as well. And then I found Flickstagram. Superb service, that allows import your photos from Instagram directly to Your Flickr account.

And then I can use Drupal Feeds, to parse my Flickr account, to import pictures from Flickr to my blog.  

In the coming days, I will write a tutorial, how to import your Instagram photos to your blog using Flickr.