Saturday, March 7, 2009

PHP - How to import contacts from all major email providers and social networks

What is OpenInviter ?

Open source OpenInviter (Open Inviter) is an free import contacts (addressbook) script from email providers like Yandex, Apropo, Walla, Lycos,, FastMail, IndiaTimes, Azet, Uk2, Evite, Care2,,, Gawab, Doramail, Rediff, Live/Hotmail, Bigstring, Terra,, 5Fm, Nz11, Netaddress, Zapakmail, Interia, Yahoo!, Hushmail,, KataMail, Rambler, Popstarmail, Libero, Abv,, AOL, OperaMail, GMail,, Clevergo,, or social portals like Eons, Famiva, Tagged, Plaxo, Flickr, Fdcareer, Meinvz, Cyworld, Twitter, Faces, Skyrock, Flingr, Plurk, Hi5, Mydogspace, Xanga, LinkedIn,, Xing, Kincafe, Plazes, Livejournal, Xuqa, Bebo, Perfspot, Facebook, Lovento, Multiply, Motortopia, Konnects, Hyves, Brazencareerist, Mycatspace, Mevio, Orkut, Vimeo, Friendfeed, Friendster, Badoo, MySpace, Flixster. This contacts importer script is integrating with content management systems (aka CMS) like JamRoom, Boonex Dolphin, phpizabi, PhpBB, Joomla1.0, PHPMELODY, Social Engine, vBulletin, Wordpress, phpFoX, myBB, PunBB, Joomla, Drupal, SimpleMachines Forum (SMF). Open Inviter is written in PHP 5 (no database required but cURL or wget required) and running on any webserver (tested on Apache) offering advanced tell a friend features. OpenInviter is a free self hosted solution that does not use a third party gateway (or API) to import contacts.
Sounds cool! How much?

OpenInviter is totally free and open-source solution. You can download it, change it, write plugins for it. Everything for free. What are you waiting for? Grab your OpenInviter today! Go to the Download section now!
Features at a glance
  • Easy access to your visitors address book in all major email providers and social networks around the world.

  • Completely painless and easy way of integrating in your website. It takes virtually not more than 5 minutes to have your own OpenInviter up and running on your site.

  • Constant updates so that you can sit back and relax and always have access to the latest ways to get your visitor's address book.

  • WGET-ready! Yes, you read right! OpenInviter is the only contacts importer supporting both WGET and cURL as methods of handling