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SocialSync - import ALL your facebook details to device

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By binary64, Member on 21st January 2010, 08:54 PM
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SocialSync 0.1

Imports (one-way synchonization) your Facebook contacts to your Pocket Outlook.

Supports the following sync mappings:
* Facebook super-sized profile pic --> Outlook Picture
* Facebook Full Name --> Outlook's FileAs, FirstName, MiddleName, LastName
* Facebook Profile URL --> Outlook GovernmentID
* Facebook Relationship Status --> Outlook Spouse
* Facebook Birthday --> Outlook Birthday
* Adds "facebook" to Outlook Categories
* Facebook Status --> Outlook JobTitle
* Facebook Personal Website --> Outlook Website URL (only first one since Outlook only supports 1 URL)
* Facebook Email (image representation) --> Outlook Email

Supported on:
WM2003, WM5, WM6, WM6.5, WM6.5.3
QVGA (240x320) Portrait (want more formats? donate!)
.NET Compact Framework 3.5

* Scheduled imports
* Allow skipping importing Facebook Status (saves a http hit)
* Phone numbers! lol. nightmare formatting, some are 004412344.. some are +4412344.. some are 012344.. some are 4412344

DISCLAIMER: This is an unofficial app (lowercase 'a' for app because it's NOT a 'Facebook Application'). It is unofficial because I have not signed a ToS with Facebook. This application is for EDUCATIONAL-USES only. It is recommended you do not use this. Using this MAY breech your User agreement with Facebook, which means your personal account may be suspended, deleted, blocked, or banned. You have been warned.

the welcome screen contains a menu. the menu can launch the email input screen, which is where you manually type the email contained in an image. it can also force a manual sync, once the wizard was completed at least once before.

enter your facebook email and password here. click next to save login details to device.

socialsync will now fetch your friends list, so this takes about 8 http requests per 100 friends.

now you can link facebook friends (on the left) with pocket outlook contacts (on the right).

this is where you can import facebook friends that does not have a corresponding outlook contact already.

your sync profile has been saved and is ready to do an initial sync.

this is the actual sync process. it takes 4 http requests per contact to get their information.

Version: 2010.01.26
MD5: 42bc359b858e6438bf0f0ed6e476795a
Source code: use Reflector on the .exe - it's not obfuscated or anything
Last edited by binary64; 26th January 2010 at 01:23 PM.
21st January 2010, 09:06 PM |#2  
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so the diff between this and the sense ability is you can import all facebook contacts that have phone numbers not just ones that are in your phone already?
21st January 2010, 09:24 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by lbhocky19

so the diff between this and the sense ability is you can import all facebook contacts that have phone numbers not just ones that are in your phone already?

oops, didn't know that Sense can do this, which version?
but yeah, mine does more then.. it can bring down new facebook friends and create new contacts on phone, but also their email address, date of birth, address, contact pic --> outlook pic, IM addresses, etc
21st January 2010, 11:26 PM |#4  
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I would love this, but the reason we haven't had this so far is that it violates Facebooks TOS and gets people banned for doing this. Will this not be a problem?
21st January 2010, 11:39 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Nagrom Nniuq

I would love this, but the reason we haven't had this so far is that it violates Facebooks TOS and gets people banned for doing this. Will this not be a problem?

I would love this too and it would be a shame if it did violate the TOS - I can't see how it can? - my Facebook friends update their individual privacy policies to allow me to view the information they wish. As far as I can see that's all the app is fetching?

Please do continue this project if you can, even if Sense does already have this functionality - I don't have sense (the ui!)! Doesn't SPB Mobile Shell do this too?
22nd January 2010, 02:32 AM |#6  
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The way I see it, is this is just a custom User-Agent. If Facebook want to go round "banning" people for using a non-normal browser, then it's not a site I'd like to use.

I imagine people will be syncing once a day or once a week.. I've been syncing like every 5 minutes for a week with no problem using my own account. I'll let you all know if I ever get "banned".

I'll add a disclaimer to first post, but brandall got it on the head; this is all information shared and authorised for by your friends.. this app just saves you having to click each profile by hand and eye to manually update your phone. It's also a bit like any HTTP cache/proxy or FasterFox.

Plus, in theory, how could they ever tell? I haven't done a byte-by-byte comparison, but I do things like Referrer tracking, cookies, random delays.. for all they know it's a scriptlet running in firefox.. and even if they deployed javascript obfuscation, this sync could just run an IE session in a hidden window and use DOM to access the data..
22nd January 2010, 02:36 AM |#7  
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I like this app a lot and look forward to its release.
22nd January 2010, 02:52 AM |#8  
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I also look forward to it. Been looking for something like this for a long time. Any chance it will be wvga as well?
22nd January 2010, 07:41 AM |#9  
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Facebook doesn't allow any application that can access personal details other than Names and Birthdays. Phone numbers, addresses, etc are all off limits. If you account is running any app that access that stuff you can be banned. It's happened many times in the past. Just look up "Facebook sync to Outlook" or a derivitave of that.

If this app has a way around that, then sweet.
25th January 2010, 04:08 AM |#10  
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Talking Great!
Finally a Facebook Sync! Thank you so much
25th January 2010, 11:00 PM |#11  
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this is to encourage you more and more to do this genius idea... a really very useful and practical ideal

thanks in advance

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