Using Nokia Share Online to upload directly to Flickr

One of the nicest ways to get photos straight from your mobile to Flickr (without having to use e-mails) on Nokia devices is the Flickr Plugin for the Nokia Share Online application. Since a lot of my clients in the educational sector  are starting to use Flickr as part of their online teaching I decided to create a short HOWTO.

The application itself comes with the phone on most recent Nokia S60 devices (with recent Firmware – check Nokia Software Updater for new firmware). To check if your particular phone is capable you can check the Nokia Share Online Support site.

Nokia Share Online appears on the home screen of your device (screenshots are from a N95 8GB):

Home Screen
Home Screen

First time only configuration

On first use you will have to check the available services by choosing ‘Options’:

Update Service
Update Service
Activate Service
Activate Service

On a new device you will be prompted for your Flickr Username / Password. Since I have used the Flickr Plugin on this particular phone previously the Username was already saved (which is a bit of a worry – since deleting the account should have also removed the credentials I would have hoped).

Select Access Point
Select Access Point
Activate Website 1
Activate Website 1
Activate Website 2
Activate Website 2
Accept Conditions
Accept Conditions

Set the update frequency:

Update interval
Update interval

NOTE: Be careful with this setting as there could be mobile data fees involved depending on the method you use to connect to the internet on your device. Consult with your network operator on the fees if you are using the wireless data network of your phone provider.

After this step you are ready to connect to Flickr and sync your recent fotos:

Sync recent
Sync recent

Create Flickr Post

Once the service has been set up you can create post using the following steps:

New Post
New Post

Adding the Post Title and Description.

Post Title
Post Title
Insert Image(s)
Insert Image(s)
Choose Image
Choose Image
Tags
Tags

You can coose from a list of previously used tags (or create new ones).

Choose Existing Tags
Choose Existing Tags

Finally you can post to the web:

Choose Existing Tags
Choose Existing Tags

Your post is now being uploaded and should be available via your Flickr Photostream (mine is on http://www.flickr.com/photos/leogaggl/) soon. The upload time will depend on the size of the image and the speed of your data connection.

Enjoy !

Author: Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

4 thoughts on “Using Nokia Share Online to upload directly to Flickr”

  1. Hi,

    On first use you will have to check the available services by choosing ‘Options’:

    Do you have any idea what I should do if selecting “update services” only finds Ovi? I have a new E71, and I can’t find a way to get Share Online to recognize Flickr.

  2. Hello Leo.
    This cfg file will not work with the latest nokia update (v20 on N79). the cfg file is corrupted. Nokia is still messing things up… if anyone have an updated cfg file i’d love to have it. There is a way to contact me on my personal page :>

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