For our wedding, my wife and I created an Instagram hashtag that our guests tagged their photos with. I wrote a little web app that hit the Instagram API for photos in that hashtag and displayed them as a slideshow on a projector at the reception, so I have all of the photos' metadata stored, including the URLs to the photos themselves.
We want to print a bound book of all of the photos our guests took. I know how I'd use InDesign to accomplish this manually, but I'm sure there must be some way to automate the process of getting these photos and metadata into an InDesign book.
In concept, what I want to do is open up a web endpoint (or generate some files InDesign knows how to read) that feeds all of my photo data and metadata into InDesign, and have the application feed the data into a set of standard page layouts.
I'm not really sure where to begin. Can InDesign CS6 do this kind of thing natively? If I need to generate a file, what kind of file does it need to be? Do the photos need to be stored on my computer, or can InDesign fetch them from a URL I pass in the metadata?