Accessing Yahoo!, Hotmail and Gmail address book?


#1

Just wondering if any one has been able to come up with a solution to
access Hotmail / Gmail / Yahoo address books via their ROR app?

Thanks for any tips/guidance you can provide.

Frank


#2

I think these companies would have to release an API for you to be
able to do it and I don’t think any of them have an API for their
services… double check though.

I would assume if you did anything hack like it could break whenever
the respective companies did not like what you were doing.

I am not trying to be negative. :slight_smile: Are you looking to always access
this information or is it a one time thing? What exactly are you
trying to do?

Software engineer from where? What school?

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#3

MySpace allows you to import address book from all the providers. Also
the following sites are selling scripts for importing address book in
PHP

http://www.improsys.com/importer.htm
and
http://www.addressbookimport.com/

I graduated from http://www.ngcsu.edu with a dual degree in Accounting
and CIS.

Frank

John K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: I think these companies would
have to release an API for you to be
able to do it and I don’t think any of them have an API for their
services… double check though.

I would assume if you did anything hack like it could break whenever
the respective companies did not like what you were doing.

I am not trying to be negative. :slight_smile: Are you looking to always access
this information or is it a one time thing? What exactly are you
trying to do?

Software engineer from where? What school?

On 17-Feb-06, at 5:54 PM, softwareengineer 99 wrote:

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#4

Plaxo have a free javascript widget that you might be able to use. Can
import from Hotmail, Yahoo, Plaxo, Gmail and Outlook and Outlook
Express.

More info here: http://www.plaxo.com/api/widget

Demo here: http://www.plaxo.com/api/widget_demo

softwareengineer 99 wrote:

MySpace allows you to import address book from all the providers. Also
the following sites are selling scripts for importing address book in
PHP

http://www.improsys.com/importer.htm
and
http://www.addressbookimport.com/

I graduated from http://www.ngcsu.edu with a dual degree in Accounting
and CIS.

Frank

John K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: I think these companies would
have to release an API for you to be
able to do it and I don’t think any of them have an API for their
services… double check though.

I would assume if you did anything hack like it could break whenever
the respective companies did not like what you were doing.

I am not trying to be negative. :slight_smile: Are you looking to always access
this information or is it a one time thing? What exactly are you
trying to do?

Software engineer from where? What school?

On 17-Feb-06, at 5:54 PM, softwareengineer 99 wrote:

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