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Lookup any Username on FACEBOOK

Discussion in 'Python' started by lionaneesh, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. lionaneesh

    lionaneesh Active Member

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    In this tutorial we'll be making a small yet effective application rather code snippet to Lookup Any Username on Facebook. The Code Below Uses the Graph API, The Graph API (as defined by Facebook) is the core of Facebook Platform , It allows reading and Writing access to Facebook. It provides a simple view of social graph uniformly representing objects (like people, photos, events, and pages) and the connections between them (friendships, likes, and photo tags).

    To make the data handling even more simpler , Facebook returns all responses are JSON objects.

    Code



    To make it simple and Short I am using Python , but the same can be done in any other language!


    main.py
    Code:
     #!/bin/python
     import sys # for command line arguments 
     from urllib import urlopen 
     import json # for parsing 
     from StringIO import StringIO 
      
     if len(sys.argv) != 2 : # The Program Name and the Username 
         sys.exit("Usage : "+sys.argv[0]+" Username\n"); 
      
     username = sys.argv[1]; 
      
     data = urlopen("http://graph.facebook.com/"+username).read(); 
      
     io = StringIO(data); 
     user = json.load(io);   
      
     # lets parse it now! :) 
      
     print "ID\t: " , user['id'] ,"\nName\t: " , user['name'] , "\nGender\t: ", user['gender'], "\nlocale\t: " , user['locale']; 
     
    Usage :-
    Code:
     Usage : main.py Username 
     
    Sample Output :-
    Code:
     >>python main.py lionaneesh 
    
    
     ID    :  1203545662  
     Name    :  Aneesh Dogra  
     Gender    :  male  
     locale    :  en_US 
     
    That's all for this tutorial , Stay tuned for more! :)
     
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    Thanks for Accepting , Hoping the Readers would find it useful! :)
     
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    Kindly explain what is the logic of the program.I will try to implement the logic using JAVA.
    Tank You
     

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