Live Browser is a web application which let you browse data provided by Microsoft Live Messenger Connect API.
It is based on CherryPy and Mako.
This was tested on Kubuntu 11.04.
Here is a list of account created for tests. I'm sure they violates Microsoft's TOS but I need some real meat to play with the API
Windows Live accounts:
|Mail / Login||Password|
@jetable.org mails above are redirections to my true
email@example.com mail address. They'll expire in a month from now.
If you need more fake accounts, then go to: https://signup.live.com
I created an authorization token via the
firstname.lastname@example.org account. Here are the details:
- Application name :
- Client ID :
- Client secret :
To get new tokens, go to: https://manage.dev.live.com
Install system dependencies using your favorite package manager. Here is the example for an Ubuntu machine:
$ apt-get install python python-httplib2 python-pyopenssl mongodb-server
Initialize the buildout environment:
$ python ./bootstrap.py --distribute
Run buildout itself:
Launch the app:
- Upgrade HTML5 Boilerplate to v2.0
- Replace the "Awesome Button" by a Call-to-Action button (source: http://pixify.com/blog/increase-conversions-with-call-to-action-buttons/ )
- Use Jquery UI transitions to fade and morph pages of the paginated list of properties available on each profile.
- Add a simple profile search form based on email addresses.
- Enhance the search form to let us add details criterion (age, name, employer, ...).
- Add a crawler to automaticcaly get and save info we can get from an entered mail address.
- Feed the crawler with something like http://www.tux-planet.fr/lulzsec-devoile-62-000-mots-de-passe/
- When saving to MongoDB the data coming from the contact API, update the inverse reference of all contacts. Better yet: use MongoDB internal reference type to point to another contact (but I'm not sure I can point a reference to an object of the same collection).
- The v4.1 Live API seems to offer a lots more informations about the contact list of each user. Use it to fetch the social graph.
- Save the social network in a Neo4j database
- Use Bulbflow: http://bulbflow.com
- Draw the social network with the NetworkX library (see: http://networkx.lanl.gov/ )
- Add OpenStreetMap integration.
The HTML5 Boilerplate code included was generated on http://html5boilerplate.com with the following parameters:
- Conditional classes: All IE classes
- Mobile: Handheld stylesheet
- HTML5 enabler: Modernizr
- Server config: None
- Google analytics: Analytics snippet
This tool uses external softwares, scripts, libraries and artworks:
HTML5 Boilerplate Copyright (c) 2010-2011, HTML5 Boilerplate project & contributors Components distributed under several license (MIT, BSD, GPL and Public Domain). Source: http://html5boilerplate.com jQuery Pagination plugin Copyright 2010-2011, email@example.com Released under the GNU GPL v2 license. Source: https://github.com/gbirke/jquery_pagination Blueprint CSS framework 1.0.1 Copyright 2007 - 2010 blueprintcss.org Released under a custom public license. Source: https://github.com/joshuaclayton/blueprint-css Buildout's bootstrap.py Copyright (c) 2006, Zope Corporation and Contributors Distributed under the Zope Public License, version 2.1 (ZPL). Source: http://svn.zope.org/repos/main/zc.buildout/trunk/bootstrap/bootstrap.py