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== Welcome to Contacts_cn
Contacts_cn is a universal interface to grab contact list information from various providers including Hotmail, AOL, Gmail, Plaxo, 126, 163, Yeah, Sina, Sohu and Yahoo.It is extended from contacts gem.
== Download
* gem install contacts_cn
* git clone git://
== Background
For a long time, the only way to get a list of contacts from your free online email accounts was with proprietary PHP scripts that would cost you $50. The act of grabbing that list is a simple matter of screen scrapping and this library gives you all the functionality you need. Thanks to the generosity of the highly popular Rails website MOG ( for allowing this library to be released open-source to the world. It is easy to extend this library to add new free email providers, so please contact the author if you would like to help.
== Usage, password).contacts # => [["name", ""], ["another name", ""]], password).contacts, password).contacts,password).contacts,password).contacts, login, password).contacts, login, password).contacts, login, password).contacts,login,password).contacts,login,password).contacts
Contacts.guess(login, password).contacts
Notice there are three ways to use this library so that you can limit the use as much as you would like in your particular application. The Contacts.guess method will automatically concatenate all the address book contacts from each of the successful logins in the case that a username password works across multiple services.
== Captcha error
If there are too many failed attempts with the gmail login info, Google will raise a captcha response. To integrate the captcha handling, pass in the token and response via:, password, :captcha_token => params[:captcha_token], :captcha_response => params[:captcha_response]).contacts
== Examples
See the examples/ directory.
== Authors
* Lucas Carlson from MOG ( -
== Contributors
* Britt Selvitelle from Twitter ( -
* Tony Targonski from GigPark ( -
* Waheed Barghouthi from Watwet ( -
* Glenn Sidney from Glenn Fu ( -
* Brian McQuay from Onomojo ( -
* Adam Hunter ( -
* Glenn Ford ( -
* Leonardo Wong (
* Rusty Burchfield
* justintv
* kame
This library is released under the terms of the BSD.