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    Default Small Java help needed

    Facedown is an application created to download photos from Facebook. Many applications and programs can do this, but none that I know of can organize the photos into hierarchy based on Account name and Album title, as well as save the caption and people who are tagged into the photo's metadata. The problem is that it's no longer developed and facebook's updates have broken some of its features. Im looking for someone willing to help get the program updated and working correctly, or to create a new program with the same capabilities. Im willing to pay for the successful completion of an application meeting my goals. It should be a pretty easy project for someone familiar with java and a quick way to make some cash.

    For more details, email me at BS101286@msn.com. Please include "Facedown" in the subject line of the email so I dont mistake it for spam.

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    I received a private PM about this project, but it does not seem to work when I try to send a response. So, here's the PM here.

    First, checkout the application so that you're familiar with how it works. Use the Facedown.jar file in my rapidshare download below here or google Facedown and download it using torrents.

    If you choose to work on the project, I first will need the code for Facedown cleaned up and updated. Here's the code that I decompiled.
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    Bugs with current version:
    -Fix the problem with downloading multiple pages of Albums. As of now, when switching to the next page it errors and crashes the program.
    -Fix the saving of captions to the image's metadata
    -Fix the issues with some of the character encoding not being recognized
    -Update the application to show up as a newer browser. Currently its recognized as Firefox 2

    After thats done.

    Major features I want:
    -Create a config.ini(or GUI) that allows the changing of various variables; such as max login attempts, max photo download retries, photo download timeout, etc
    -Save the Facebook login info in the config.ini so that it does not need to be re-entered constantly
    -Ability to download multiple URL's. I would like to have an area in the config.ini to enter any number of URL's and then have them downloaded successively. This is probably the most important feature and I can be much more specific, but Ill leave it at that until you decide if you want to work on the project.
    -Ability to Pause the Download and then restart where it left off. This is of low priority though.
    -Create a log that will show all relevant info; logins, logouts, Download Complete/Canceled/Paused/etc, and the most important info I want in the logs is a list of all the files that failed to download.

    Im sure that Im forgetting some things, but that should give you a better idea of what Im interested in. I'll create an exhaustive list if you choose to accept the project. Please get back to me and let me know what things you think you can do and how long it would take you.

    Thanks,
    Supreme1012
    And for anyone else interested or further communication, PLEASE use my email address located in the first post.

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    Suggestion: study Java programming so that you can do this project yourself. It's a win-win situation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Suggestion: study Java programming so that you can do this project yourself. It's a win-win situation!
    I wasted part of my Spring break getting 1/3rd of the way through "Java for Dummies". The problem is that Im a full time Accounting student and working everday that I dont have class, as well as studying for the GMAT in my spare time. I dont have the time to learn a programming language right now, especially just in order to save me and my friends facebook photos with the Tags and Captions in the metadata. I would appreciate any help anyone would be willing to give me, but if no one is willing to help Ill have to see about finishing learning Java after I graduate this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Suggestion: study Java programming so that you can do this project yourself. It's a win-win situation!
    I agreed. Otherwise it's not an easy task to complete such a project.

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