Import Hotmail contacts

Hi friend,

how to import hotmail contacts in our application.

i used omnicontacts gem. my code is

controller
def contact_list
@contacts = request.env[‘omnicontacts.contacts’]
end

view
<[email protected] do |con| %>

<%= con[:email] %>
<%= con[:name] %>

<%end%>

name return correctly but email return empty.

Thanks for advance.

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Daynthan K.
[email protected] wrote:

how to import hotmail contacts in our application.

name return correctly but email return empty.

The README at https://github.com/Diego81/omnicontacts says:

===8<—cut here—

Hotmail presents a “peculiar” feature. Their API returns a Contact
object which does not contain an e-mail field! However, if the contact
has either name, family name or both set to null, than there is a
field called name which does contain the e-mail address. This means
that it may happen that an Hotmail contact does not contain the email
field.

===8<—cut here—

Also, at least as of early 2013, Hotmail didn’t let you retrieve your
contacts’ email addresses, UNLESS said contact was a Hotmail user too,
AND had specifically approved the app in question to see their
address. They may have loosened that up since then, but I wouldn’t
count on it.

-Dave (who has contributed code to Omnicontacts)


Dave A., the T. Rex of Codosaurus LLC (codosaur.us),
freelance software developer, and creator of these sites:
PullRequestRoulette.com, blog.codosaur.us, & Dare2XL.com.

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