Sunday, August 28, 2005

Facebook vCards II

This Greasemonkey script will place a link in the top left corner under the "Poke Him/Her!" link of a facebook profile page called "Get the vCard". The link will prompt you to save a document (opening with Address Book doesn't work for me). Unfortunately I don't know how to control the file name so you'll have to add the .vcf extension or the address book won't accept it. Also unfortunate is the fact that the address book doesn't recognize URI's for photo values. Supports name, birthday, screenname, phone, mobile, and website. E-mail is notably missing because it's hard to do OCR in JavaScript :) This is sloppy, rough, and contains OS X-only extensions but should be faster than manually adding contacts if you happen to be using Firefox on a Mac.

Another update: script is updated to include photos. Unfortunately, it relies on an external service, and I've been told that photos don't show up in Microsoft Outlook.

And again:

I’m an engineer at facebook and I’m writing to ask if you would be willing to take down the link to your facebook vCards utility (located at http://martindavidsson.blogspot.com/2005/08/facebook-vcards-ii.html). Even if your intended use of such a script is noble, we’re starting to see larger numbers of scrapers who are taking scripts like yours and modifying them to less legitimate goals. In any case, the undertaking you describe on your site is (and has always been) against our terms of service. We'd obviously like to resolve this without getting the lawyers involved if possible, so please let me know as soon as you've taken the script down so that our legal department doesn't get all fired up about this.


One more:
Lately I've been getting at least one random IM/email per day from a person asking about this script. It's getting tedious mailing it out. Facebook, clearly people want this feature. Give it to us. Until then, the rest of you can download the grasemonkey script.

Update IV:
Neil M. sent me an updated version of the script back in April, which I'm just now getting around to uploading. Pretty lousy on my part, but you can find his update at the same link as above.

39 comments:

Matt said...

Thanks - I'll use this in the future!

StarbuXxX said...

I don't know you at all but yesterday night I made a suggestion on facebook to be able to make Vcard and then I searched vCards on google and your article showed up! Thanks a lot man!

philihp said...

martin

it scares me that i just googled "thefacebook vcard" and came upon something you did.

gg.

Mathieu P Lue said...

404, where'd it go?

Anonymous said...

Facebook previously had a method of downloading all your contacts into nice neat CSV files to import into Outlook. I have asked them about it a couple times and they say that feature is no longer available. i think they may start charging users to download all their FB contacts, they'll make a killing.

No wonder why they're threatened by you

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this!

Flavio said...

Martin, the FB script is working when I surf the page, but, after downloading it and double clicking it, the contact just can't be loaded.

Im on mac OSX 10.4

Black Dove said...

Martin what are you testing the greasemonkey scripts on for Firefox? Are you using Windows or Mac OSX? Because when trying to add my own details or of a friend's details into Apple Mail (supports .vcf) it only shows for example the website information?

Thanks again, I hope you can fix it to work on Mac OSX.

Nick said...

Very well done Martin, really useful. And nice one sticking with it too, it's really out of order putting pressure on like that.

Nick

Anonymous said...

It looks like Facebook has disabled the script somehow.

Dark Savant0 said...

Is there any way you could provide an updated version of this Greasemonkey script? It no longer shows a link to a vCard (neither in the "old", "new", mobile, nor the iPhone layouts) and I don't know enough Javascript to try to fix it. Any hints as to what might be broken?

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