ASTRA Badge Kit
The Badge Kit is an an XML-based framework for rapid development of small interactive Flash applications. You can learn how to use the Badge Kit very quickly, and most of the usage scenarios require no knowledge of Flash.
Badge Kit Data ServicesThe Badge Kit allows you to get data from a variety of sources. Included in the default installation are services for Flickr and Yahoo Search, to name a few. To use them, it's a painless process of simply adding a few parameters and calling the service.
For more detail, take a look at how the Flickr badge was created.create your own services with a little ActionScript knowledge.