Re: syncing facebook

After looking into events it looks very doable, even getting an attendee list is possible.

Notes doesn't appear to have any API doc there, so I'm assuming there's nothing included, and contacts seem to give you their address but no phone, email or IM.

This sucks, I think I need to place a few bug reports and see if that moves things up, otherwise I'll join the mailing list and see if I can push it further.


On 3 Nov 2007, at 18:47, Karl Lattimer wrote:

On 3 Nov 2007, at 18:40, John Carr wrote:

You can get a list of friends quite easily, but its missing contact
details. I can sync a list of places i've schooled, but not get an
or mobile number, which would have been so ace.

(The use case i was specifically targeting is where someone updates
their mob and puts it on fb. Conduit could have so pushed the update
Evolution/your phone/etc. Maybe for other use cases there is something
in there...).

That's the use case I wanted to go for. The events and notes are
pretty standard though, someone invites me to a fb event, I add it to
my fb calendar, then its on my evo/phone calendar.

If we could get just notes and calendar added then thats a start, but
short of scraping if the API doesn't support it then there are issues
that we have to overcome. Maybe joining the developer network would be
a good idea to at least push this stuff as it is a cool feature for
facebook and conduit alike.

See here for calls and XML samples:

* Getting friends list

* Getting info on a given UID

cool cheers



On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 18:30 +0000, Karl Lattimer wrote:
This is a big shame, the API side of things could be complicated, I
mean retrieving my friends list, then searching for their contact
details. Do you think facebook have included these features in the

The trick of course is to get this stuff nicely dealt with before MS
do something similar so I think I'll look into the facebook stuff and
see if its possible. I've got time this weekend so this seems like
something that would be worth a snoop.


On 3 Nov 2007, at 18:23, John Carr wrote:

There was a blog post that made me want to do facebook contact sync.
Unfortunately (unless they fixed API) it is impossible without
scraping. That is against TOS and other projects to do it were
and desist-ified".

I don't know what API is like for other features you describe..



On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 18:08 +0000, Karl Lattimer wrote:

I was just wondering if you've got any plans for facebook contact,
calendars and notes syncage?

This is a feature that would make conduit a killer app for the


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