If you're using Twistage to manage a large collection of digital photographs, you may be interested in displaying your photos in a slideshow or gallery. Twistage is pre-integrated with several of the most popular gallery widgets on the Internet, such as CoolIris and TiltViewer, making it easy to drop a photo collection right into your website. The flexible design employed by Twistage also allows you to integrate with virtually any gallery widget or application you choose, whether it's an off-the-shelf tool or one you've built yourself.
Twistage gallery integrations are made possible by our underlying Application Programming Interface (API) foundation. Each feed requested from Twistage is actually a dynamic query into our Content Management System for a specific set of data. The feed can be customized to display images matching certain criteria, such as those uploaded by a specific user, within a date range, or in a category. Twistage images can also be grouped into albums for even greater control, allowing you to build your own photo viewing experience.
Most gallery widgets allow a data feed to be passed in; the feed includes a URL for each image in the gallery or slideshow. Each gallery can be coded to expect image URLs in whatever format it chooses. Many galleries support Media RSS, a standard format, but some galleries might use a different format for specifying image URLs. Twistage's chameleon API layer smoothes out the bumps in this landscape, allowing you to load a feed of Twistage images into any XML-based gallery tool. Gallery tools which don't use XML at all can also be supported by using a few lines of code to prepare data in the proper format.