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  1. I have no idea how to make that app, but i do know that you can go to facebook on the iphone.

  2. I have no idea how to make that app, but i do know that you can go to facebook on the iphone.

  3. Second thought:

    What about an app that makes a vCard for all your “social network” contacts and adds the appropriate information, combining where appropriate, and keeps a set of their most recent headshot picture of them?

    Why stop with Facebook?

  4. Second thought:

    What about an app that makes a vCard for all your “social network” contacts and adds the appropriate information, combining where appropriate, and keeps a set of their most recent headshot picture of them?

    Why stop with Facebook?

  5. @Daniel er… I think the limiting factor would be “$50″, unless someone’s time is that cheap.

    And yes Scoble, I am commenting because you are tired of lurkers on your blog.

  6. @Daniel er… I think the limiting factor would be “$50″, unless someone’s time is that cheap.

    And yes Scoble, I am commenting because you are tired of lurkers on your blog.

  7. Here’s a bit of a workaround if you’ve got a Mac.

    Download FacebookSync.app (http://www.fsbsoftware.com/)

    This puts all your Friends in Address Book – with any info that might be made available on Facebook (picture, phone, address, etc). And Address Book will sync to your iPhone.

    If you run the app a second time, it recognizes already-stored contacts and will update information if it’s changed or just skip ‘em.

    Facebook used to provide a vCard for your contacts but they disabled it (for privacy concerns, ostensibly). Too bad.

    UPDATE: As I write this, I noticed that the app is no longer available because Facebook contacted the dev to say it violates Terms of Use.

    Well, I’ve got it still…

  8. Here’s a bit of a workaround if you’ve got a Mac.

    Download FacebookSync.app (http://www.fsbsoftware.com/)

    This puts all your Friends in Address Book – with any info that might be made available on Facebook (picture, phone, address, etc). And Address Book will sync to your iPhone.

    If you run the app a second time, it recognizes already-stored contacts and will update information if it’s changed or just skip ‘em.

    Facebook used to provide a vCard for your contacts but they disabled it (for privacy concerns, ostensibly). Too bad.

    UPDATE: As I write this, I noticed that the app is no longer available because Facebook contacted the dev to say it violates Terms of Use.

    Well, I’ve got it still…

  9. Raena beat me to it!

    I think we need to put some pressure on Facebook to open this up a bit more. They’re great about pulling stuff in at the moment, but need to give a bit back out to the world, maybe. Share alike.

  10. Raena beat me to it!

    I think we need to put some pressure on Facebook to open this up a bit more. They’re great about pulling stuff in at the moment, but need to give a bit back out to the world, maybe. Share alike.

  11. So, I found a copy of facebooksync. I sent it to robert. it’s not fully working for me. not sure if fb blocked it/ my mbpro has been acting up. this would be a great app. i think facebook should do it as an official app.

    -jlb

  12. So, I found a copy of facebooksync. I sent it to robert. it’s not fully working for me. not sure if fb blocked it/ my mbpro has been acting up. this would be a great app. i think facebook should do it as an official app.

    -jlb

  13. This illustrates a problem with Facebook: Everything that goes into Facebook stays there. The new Facebbok apps are great, but they really should open up more of the stuff.

    One example: In Flickr there’s also Flickr Mail, Flickr’s own “in-house” mail system. I can set up alerts that tell me when I get one (like in Facebook). But I get the actual mail: I see the contents of the mail. I don’t need to log on to Yahoo/Flickr to actually read the mail.

    It’s just stupid that there’s no way for me to get the names/e-mails of my friends out of Facebook in an easy way.

  14. This illustrates a problem with Facebook: Everything that goes into Facebook stays there. The new Facebbok apps are great, but they really should open up more of the stuff.

    One example: In Flickr there’s also Flickr Mail, Flickr’s own “in-house” mail system. I can set up alerts that tell me when I get one (like in Facebook). But I get the actual mail: I see the contents of the mail. I don’t need to log on to Yahoo/Flickr to actually read the mail.

    It’s just stupid that there’s no way for me to get the names/e-mails of my friends out of Facebook in an easy way.

  15. Theres a mac app called Facebook Sync but Facebook shut it down because it violated their TOS. It just takes all your Facebook contacts and adds them to address book. Lucky for you, i’ve still got an old copy and it still works! Email me and i’ll send a copy your way

  16. Theres a mac app called Facebook Sync but Facebook shut it down because it violated their TOS. It just takes all your Facebook contacts and adds them to address book. Lucky for you, i’ve still got an old copy and it still works! Email me and i’ll send a copy your way

  17. Zack: you don’t get it. It doesn’t actually have to sync with my iPhone. It has to sync with my Mac’s contact app and THAT will sync with my iPhone.

    Matthew: would love to get a copy!

  18. Zack: you don’t get it. It doesn’t actually have to sync with my iPhone. It has to sync with my Mac’s contact app and THAT will sync with my iPhone.

    Matthew: would love to get a copy!

  19. I still have a copy of FacebookSync too so if anybody needs it let me know. It is outstanding. I use it every week to sync my Macs Address Book with my Facebook contacts. The cool thing is that all the hard work is done by my contacts (change of email address, new number etc) so all I do is sync.

    Speaking of iPhone apps, have you seen reader.mac.com Robert? Apples first web based app for the iPhone

    It looks like a synced version of Safaris own RSS reader, and due to the domain a new feature for .Mac.

  20. I still have a copy of FacebookSync too so if anybody needs it let me know. It is outstanding. I use it every week to sync my Macs Address Book with my Facebook contacts. The cool thing is that all the hard work is done by my contacts (change of email address, new number etc) so all I do is sync.

    Speaking of iPhone apps, have you seen reader.mac.com Robert? Apples first web based app for the iPhone

    It looks like a synced version of Safaris own RSS reader, and due to the domain a new feature for .Mac.

  21. That’s interesting that people are saying Facebook’s TOS prevents that. I haven’t looked myself, but at first glance that seems like a mistake on their part. They are MY contacts, so I should be able to export them.

    On the flip side, you (or they) could argue that the information in fact belongs to the people in my network / friends list… and that by removing it from Facebook, they can no longer guarantee that their users have control over where their data goes.

    Of course, that’s a tough argument to make, since I can easily print that information, or write it down…

  22. That’s interesting that people are saying Facebook’s TOS prevents that. I haven’t looked myself, but at first glance that seems like a mistake on their part. They are MY contacts, so I should be able to export them.

    On the flip side, you (or they) could argue that the information in fact belongs to the people in my network / friends list… and that by removing it from Facebook, they can no longer guarantee that their users have control over where their data goes.

    Of course, that’s a tough argument to make, since I can easily print that information, or write it down…

  23. Well, there’s always Amazon’s Mechanical Turk… Somehow that strikes me as a non-qualifying app tho.

    Didn’t we discuss this some time back? Messrs. Winer, Mayfield, et al posited portability of contacts between the social sites. Still not there?

    Yeah, your buds at Plaxo could chew this up and make cash flow might quick like. Didn’t Mr. Andreesen just say… business plans take strange turns. This might be one of “those”.

  24. Well, there’s always Amazon’s Mechanical Turk… Somehow that strikes me as a non-qualifying app tho.

    Didn’t we discuss this some time back? Messrs. Winer, Mayfield, et al posited portability of contacts between the social sites. Still not there?

    Yeah, your buds at Plaxo could chew this up and make cash flow might quick like. Didn’t Mr. Andreesen just say… business plans take strange turns. This might be one of “those”.

  25. hey can someone please send me a copy of facebooksync, ive been lookin around but im new so idk how to directly email anyone on this site lol

  26. hey can someone please send me a copy of facebooksync, ive been lookin around but im new so idk how to directly email anyone on this site lol

  27. Hello all- There is a Facebook group called “Official Petition to Facebook for vCard Support”- Please search for it, join it, invite all your friends to it. Ultimately it might not change anything but if we show Fb there’s a demand for this, maybe they’ll at least consider it.

    Also, I’ve tried this app, but it’s had some bugs for me I’ve been too lazy to fix:
    http://martindavidsson.blogspot.com/2005/08/facebook-vcards-ii.html

  28. Hello all- There is a Facebook group called “Official Petition to Facebook for vCard Support”- Please search for it, join it, invite all your friends to it. Ultimately it might not change anything but if we show Fb there’s a demand for this, maybe they’ll at least consider it.

    Also, I’ve tried this app, but it’s had some bugs for me I’ve been too lazy to fix:
    http://martindavidsson.blogspot.com/2005/08/facebook-vcards-ii.html

  29. Anyone hook me up with that facebook sync? You would be a god. As soon as I get it I’ll also share.

    stormstar1 at gmail dot com

  30. Anyone hook me up with that facebook sync? You would be a god. As soon as I get it I’ll also share.

    stormstar1 at gmail dot com

  31. I hate to be a “me too”er, but would love if someone sent me a copy of the 1.2

    wadekainer at yahoo dot com

  32. I hate to be a “me too”er, but would love if someone sent me a copy of the 1.2

    wadekainer at yahoo dot com

  33. I’m dying to have a working (non-crippled) version of this app. Please email me at

    idowens at gmail dot com

    a MILLION thank yous in advance.

  34. I’m dying to have a working (non-crippled) version of this app. Please email me at

    idowens at gmail dot com

    a MILLION thank yous in advance.

  35. Can somebody please send me a copy of the working version of this app?
    Please email me at:
    kotzin at gmail dot com

    Thanks in advance!

  36. Can somebody please send me a copy of the working version of this app?
    Please email me at:
    kotzin at gmail dot com

    Thanks in advance!

  37. Please please please send me the working version of that app. Have been looking absolutely everywhere and you would make my week. Please please please,

    ajmortimer (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks

    Jon

  38. Please please please send me the working version of that app. Have been looking absolutely everywhere and you would make my week. Please please please,

    ajmortimer (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks

    Jon

  39. Hey…is it still possible to get a copy of the old version of the Facebook Sync App?

    could someone PLEASE send it to me?!

    speedyk2000 [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

    Thanks to anyone who can!

  40. Hey…is it still possible to get a copy of the old version of the Facebook Sync App?

    could someone PLEASE send it to me?!

    speedyk2000 [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

    Thanks to anyone who can!

  41. Why does no one puts it somewhere in the internet so everyone can download it??
    Obviously a lot of people are looking for it……
    Can someone send it please to my mailadress: jonashaentjes (at) gmx (dot) de

  42. Why does no one puts it somewhere in the internet so everyone can download it??
    Obviously a lot of people are looking for it……
    Can someone send it please to my mailadress: jonashaentjes (at) gmx (dot) de

  43. FaceBookSync does not work anymore.. atleast not for me… and 2.2 doesn’t even work.. maybe thats my fault.. theres gotta me another one… i rly wanna update ppls pics so when ppl call.. it shows em! :D

  44. FaceBookSync does not work anymore.. atleast not for me… and 2.2 doesn’t even work.. maybe thats my fault.. theres gotta me another one… i rly wanna update ppls pics so when ppl call.. it shows em! :D

  45. Can i get it too please. (There is a torrent seed of version 2.0 beta on the internet) I still want 1.2 tho, please email “explicit_k at hotmail dot com”

  46. Can i get it too please. (There is a torrent seed of version 2.0 beta on the internet) I still want 1.2 tho, please email “explicit_k at hotmail dot com”

  47. If anyone still has facebooksync 1.2 could you please send me it. This would be a big help. my email is shayneroz[at}gmail[dot]com

  48. If anyone still has facebooksync 1.2 could you please send me it. This would be a big help. my email is shayneroz[at}gmail[dot]com

  49. If someone could please send me a copy of facebooksync 1.2 it would be great. my email is shayneroz [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. If someone could please send me a copy of facebooksync 1.2 it would be great. my email is shayneroz [at] gmail [dot] com

  51. Here’s to viral distribution. If everybody who gets it sends it to two people who ask…

    jackstah [yourfavoritesymbol] gmail [youknowthedrill]

  52. Here’s to viral distribution. If everybody who gets it sends it to two people who ask…

    jackstah [yourfavoritesymbol] gmail [youknowthedrill]

  53. hiya :)

    i’ve been looking everywhere for an original version of this software! would be massively grateful if someone would email it to me :) jonesehe at hotmail.com

    i’ll try and put it up on rapidshare or something when i get it, then you guys wont get bugged so much for a copy

    many thanks in advance

  54. hiya :)

    i’ve been looking everywhere for an original version of this software! would be massively grateful if someone would email it to me :) jonesehe at hotmail.com

    i’ll try and put it up on rapidshare or something when i get it, then you guys wont get bugged so much for a copy

    many thanks in advance

  55. I’ve been trying to track down a copy of FBS 1.2 for ages after overwriting it with the ‘crippled’ version.

    Could someone please send me a copy (or point me in the right direction): wilstobbart@mac.com

  56. I’ve been trying to track down a copy of FBS 1.2 for ages after overwriting it with the ‘crippled’ version.

    Could someone please send me a copy (or point me in the right direction): wilstobbart@mac.com

  57. Hi to you all. Wondering how many of your requests for Facebook Sync 1.2 was forthcoming, and if any of you have the heart to send it to me too:

    andrew (at) blackwell (dot) dk

    I’ve also managed to get Version 2.0 as a torrent, but alas, it crashes.

  58. Hi to you all. Wondering how many of your requests for Facebook Sync 1.2 was forthcoming, and if any of you have the heart to send it to me too:

    andrew (at) blackwell (dot) dk

    I’ve also managed to get Version 2.0 as a torrent, but alas, it crashes.

  59. hey so the rapid share link only downloaded like 50 contacts, and shut off like 1/3rd the way through. please PLEASE send me a copy of the 1.2 version. I am getting an iphone 3G and i need a way to be able to sync all of them to my phone… and i dont mean just using fb mobile. my email is sarabear4@gmail.com thanks!!!

  60. hey so the rapid share link only downloaded like 50 contacts, and shut off like 1/3rd the way through. please PLEASE send me a copy of the 1.2 version. I am getting an iphone 3G and i need a way to be able to sync all of them to my phone… and i dont mean just using fb mobile. my email is sarabear4@gmail.com thanks!!!

  61. Did anyone get a non crippled version of the PC application? If so, please send it to me….pretty please? I will do my happy monkey dance..

    face (at) easingthebadger.com

  62. Did anyone get a non crippled version of the PC application? If so, please send it to me….pretty please? I will do my happy monkey dance..

    face (at) easingthebadger.com

  63. Hey guys,
    Joining the EVER Growing choir,
    could someone Pleaseeee email me a copy of facebooksync 1.2/1.3
    or at least direct a hosting website on here/to me =).
    as it’s getting to be a real pain tracking this thing down!!

    email me —- tom (AT) thomaspegg.com

    Thanks a million.

    I hope SOMEONE can help me… I should probably mention i have over 600contacts on facebook alone! Filled with Collegues, Friends, Aquantances and useful contacts that I want on my iPhone syncing via address book!

    I tried the 2.0 and the rapidshare link above… but crashed after about 25 contacts.
    xx

  64. Hey guys,
    Joining the EVER Growing choir,
    could someone Pleaseeee email me a copy of facebooksync 1.2/1.3
    or at least direct a hosting website on here/to me =).
    as it’s getting to be a real pain tracking this thing down!!

    email me —- tom (AT) thomaspegg.com

    Thanks a million.

    I hope SOMEONE can help me… I should probably mention i have over 600contacts on facebook alone! Filled with Collegues, Friends, Aquantances and useful contacts that I want on my iPhone syncing via address book!

    I tried the 2.0 and the rapidshare link above… but crashed after about 25 contacts.
    xx

  65. Hey guys, if any superstars out there has a version1 copy (doesnt matter which exact copy) i Would be eternally grateful!

    it would be even better if someone uploaded it to a sharing site or created a download link as even the developer on the website would rather people did this than bother him!

    if you cant do that please email to me [bradclarkuk at gmail.com]

    Thousands of Thank-Yous.

    Brad

  66. Hey guys, if any superstars out there has a version1 copy (doesnt matter which exact copy) i Would be eternally grateful!

    it would be even better if someone uploaded it to a sharing site or created a download link as even the developer on the website would rather people did this than bother him!

    if you cant do that please email to me [bradclarkuk at gmail.com]

    Thousands of Thank-Yous.

    Brad

  67. Hey guys.

    I recently purchased an iPhone 3G and have read a whole bunch about the FacebookSync application … I would be ever grateful, if anyone has a copy of the 1.2 version and would be so kind to email me a copy.
    My mailadress is: splims@hotmail.com

    Thanx in advance
    Thomas

  68. Hey guys.

    I recently purchased an iPhone 3G and have read a whole bunch about the FacebookSync application … I would be ever grateful, if anyone has a copy of the 1.2 version and would be so kind to email me a copy.
    My mailadress is: splims@hotmail.com

    Thanx in advance
    Thomas