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I need to be able to upload photos onto a website automatically, ideally just by people emailing them to an inbox.
I've had a look at using Flickr but its not ideal as its just smaller images.
Does anyone know of a way to do this, a simple script, an image hosting site (like Picassa), or and RSS feed printer that'd allow me to do this?
FYI I'm building this out myself in HTML/PHP with Bootstrap. Can be a jQuery solution but needs to work on mobile (i.e. iOS, Android).
Cheers Spot - looks a little over my head but I'll give it a go.
few ways to do this.
you mentioned "people" (users) and mobile centric which means you'll definitely need the box-o-tricks (mysql/php/jquary and a pretty flexible css framework. id also have some security with that email if there's a processing module at the end of that chain.
hate to suggest this since it's probably an overkill and people hate it. buutttt wordpress does this. user management, email direct to post (although that isn't difficult) , flexible aesthetics and already built for you. http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_…
you could use a naked theme and hack away at it. i think that;'s the quickest if you don't know your way around php well. but you can cut/paste into something.
as for do it yourself:
use php to check a mail account (imap pop3; im assuming a lamp setup) Then use php to process any mail it finds. You could use PHP's IMAP functionality, which supports IMAP, POP3 and NNTP.
(you got a lot of control over the mailbox)
it's a good project to lean mysql/php with.
Plash - would be perfect if i didn't have 4 days to build to! I thought there may be a way to leverage current sites (photobucket etc) and an RSS feed reader or something.
Bumping for the brits...