Contact Importer app is a great tool for users to expand their friend networks by inviting people from all social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Hotmail, etc…). In addition, this app also empowers users to connect to all contacts from most major Email Providers.
This app uses a central server for authentication login for easy installation and in order to avoid future updating from providers.
Due to Facebook API update, it’s required that your site is running over SSL in order to import contacts from Facebook.
Social Bridge must be installed in prior to install Contact Importer
Google, Yahoo, Windows Live use YouNet OpenID server by default. To change Logo and Brand of OpenID server, you must setup OpenID server.
Display the number of invitations and number of remaining invitations per day for Facebook and Twitter providers
Invite friends using email providers / social networking platforms
Integrate importing csv and vcf into Contact Importer
Filter friends in the contact list by alphabet
Custom Invitation Link
Apply Cronjob to get and send a large number of contacts
Allow removing invited members from the list
Show statistic by date and by provider for admin
Manage list of providers in the Admin Panel
Admin can view all invitations in Admin CP
Management queue invite (email + message)
Bulk actions (re-send email invitations, delete invitations) for pending invitations
Remove emails on page pending invitations which associated with users who have just joined the site
Add some kinds of notification to let sender know his invitations have just been sent successfully
Question 2: Taking so long to get the notifications on Twitter when sending to a large amount of users?
It might be because the Twitter limits on API. According to Twitter API info, it limits 1000 direct messages (daily) sent per day. So if you send to more than 1000 users a day, they can only send maximum of 1000 messages, the rest will be sending tomorrow.
Question 3: What is the limited number of invitation messages?
The limit for invitation depends on each browser. We don't use the limit for invitation message. We recommend that you should type the text which has maximum character about 1000.
Question 4: V4 Contact Importer – Video Guide of Setting up Cronjob
Question 5: Why do I get an alert email on my Gmail account when importing contacts?
When a member uses Contact Importer module to import contacts using Gmail provider, protocol "Client Login" is used. That means a server (we set it up in US) will use that account information to log into gmail and get the contact list. Just in some cases, if two regions (user's one and server's one) are so different, an alert email will be sent to that account announcing that there is somewhere else is using the same account. User information is not saved or used for any purposes. Therefore, there is no worries about it.
Question 6: Why does Contact Importer no longer work with LinkedIn?
As of May 2015, LinkedIn API doesn't support 'r_network' permission to import profile as default anymore. Please refer: https://developer.linkedin.com/support/developer-program-transition To obtain this permission on your profile, you need contact directly to LinkedIn for an access.