Import Facebook photos to your iPhone contact list with photo directory – TechCrunch
How much overlap is there between your Facebook âfriendsâ and the real contacts in your cell phone’s address book? If these two worlds are aligned and you have an iPhone, you might want to check out a nifty utility called Photo Phonebook (iTunes link). It finds matches between people in your iPhone contact list and your Facebook friends and uploads their Facebook profile pictures. (At the moment there is a limit of 100 photo uploads due to memory constraints on the iPhone, but the developers are working to fix this.)
The next time a Facebook friend calls, their Facebook photo appears on your iPhone. It also appears in the address book. When your friends change their profile pictures on Facebook, they also change on your iPhone. HotorNot founder James Hong, who is a developer advisor behind the app, said:
The original idea is that people basically start posting their image to other people’s phones, taking control of the image that represents them. Kind of like you can control the ringtone that plays when you call someone, rather than setting it.
Photos taken with iPhone can also be published directly to the Photo Phonebook directory. The plan is to support more phones in the future and other sources of images ranging from photos to avatars. This appears to be the type of functionality that Facebook itself should be making available through its mobile apps. It would also be much more useful if you could download and sync phone numbers between your Facebook contact list and your mobile phone. But then you may need to speak to some of your so-called Facebook friends.