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Our application tracks contact information. One of our clients, a car
dealership, has asked about being able to enter a lastname and phone number
and getting as much of the main form filled out as possible, "Hi, thanks for
stopping by Demaux Motors. Before we get started, can I get your phone
number, please? Oh, HI Joe, you still live on Gingerbread lane..?" etc etc
etc. Filling out the form is easy - sql query, javascript, blah blah blah -
getting the data is another. My question is three-fold:

1: I know that if you go to Google and type a phone number, you'll get a
query result back with address, city, state, etc. The documentation for the
Google APIs are written for .NET...anyone have any experience with those
APIs in classic ASP?

2: Is there some other service that provides this same functionality?

3: Any other ideas?

Regards,

- Wm

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Product Development, Seritas LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
Jul 19 '05 #1
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So you're talking about for anyone in the world (or your country or
whatever)? Not people who have already been to your site and given you
their personal details? I personally would be a little freaked out if a
site that I hadn't been to before started telling me where I live and what
my cats' names are and all that. But, as far as using Google, maybe you can
start here. http://www.google.com/apis/

I don't know of any online directory services offer a connector service that
you can use in your site, but I'd imagine at least one of them does.

Ray at home

"William Morris" <ne***************************@seamlyne.com> wrote in
message news:c1*************@ID-205671.news.uni-berlin.de...
Our application tracks contact information. One of our clients, a car
dealership, has asked about being able to enter a lastname and phone number and getting as much of the main form filled out as possible, "Hi, thanks for stopping by Demaux Motors. Before we get started, can I get your phone
number, please? Oh, HI Joe, you still live on Gingerbread lane..?" etc etc etc. Filling out the form is easy - sql query, javascript, blah blah blah - getting the data is another. My question is three-fold:

1: I know that if you go to Google and type a phone number, you'll get a
query result back with address, city, state, etc. The documentation for the Google APIs are written for .NET...anyone have any experience with those
APIs in classic ASP?

2: Is there some other service that provides this same functionality?

3: Any other ideas?

Regards,

- Wm

--
William Morris
Product Development, Seritas LLC
Kansas City, Missouri

Jul 19 '05 #2

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p.s. You could probably "screen scrape" results from a site that uses GET
for its info lookup, such as:

http://www.whitepages.com/search/Rev...&phone=8675309

You may want to let them know you're doing it first though or ask them if
it's okay...

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Ray at home
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"William Morris" <ne***************************@seamlyne.com> wrote in
message news:c1*************@ID-205671.news.uni-berlin.de...
Our application tracks contact information. One of our clients, a car
dealership, has asked about being able to enter a lastname and phone number and getting as much of the main form filled out as possible, "Hi, thanks for stopping by Demaux Motors. Before we get started, can I get your phone
number, please? Oh, HI Joe, you still live on Gingerbread lane..?" etc etc etc. Filling out the form is easy - sql query, javascript, blah blah blah - getting the data is another. My question is three-fold:

1: I know that if you go to Google and type a phone number, you'll get a
query result back with address, city, state, etc. The documentation for the Google APIs are written for .NET...anyone have any experience with those
APIs in classic ASP?

2: Is there some other service that provides this same functionality?

3: Any other ideas?

Regards,

- Wm

--
William Morris
Product Development, Seritas LLC
Kansas City, Missouri

Jul 19 '05 #3

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"William Morris" wrote:
: Our application tracks contact information. One of our clients, a car
: dealership, has asked about being able to enter a lastname and phone
number
: and getting as much of the main form filled out as possible, "Hi, thanks
for
: stopping by Demaux Motors. Before we get started, can I get your phone
: number, please? Oh, HI Joe, you still live on Gingerbread lane..?" etc
etc
: etc. Filling out the form is easy - sql query, javascript, blah blah
blah -
: getting the data is another. My question is three-fold:
:
: 1: I know that if you go to Google and type a phone number, you'll get a
: query result back with address, city, state, etc. The documentation for
the
: Google APIs are written for .NET...anyone have any experience with those
: APIs in classic ASP?
:
: 2: Is there some other service that provides this same functionality?
:
: 3: Any other ideas?

You will only get public information. Unlisted numbers will not return.
http://infospace.com/
http://anywho.com/
http://reversephonedirectory.com/
http://switchboard.com/
http://555-1212.com/
http://www22.verizon.com/reverselookup/
http://www.primeris.com/fonefind/
http://mobilephoneno.com/
http://whitepages.com/phone-lookup
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Jul 19 '05 #4

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No, nothing like that. This is for an application in use with a car
dealership ~ with the customer present ~ and starting the car buying
process, so the information is already mostly in hand.

As far as the google apis are concerned, I've downloaded them but they're
written for .NET. I was wondering if there was any documentation out there
for dotCLASSIC. <rant>There are still people in the world who haven't moved
to .NET, for cryin' out loud.</rant>

- Wm

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Product Development, Seritas LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
"Ray at <%=sLocation%> [MVP]" <Too many private support requests - Ask for
it if needed> wrote in message
news:uO***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
So you're talking about for anyone in the world (or your country or
whatever)? Not people who have already been to your site and given you
their personal details? I personally would be a little freaked out if a
site that I hadn't been to before started telling me where I live and what
my cats' names are and all that. But, as far as using Google, maybe you can start here. http://www.google.com/apis/

I don't know of any online directory services offer a connector service that you can use in your site, but I'd imagine at least one of them does.

Ray at home

"William Morris" <ne***************************@seamlyne.com> wrote in
message news:c1*************@ID-205671.news.uni-berlin.de...
Our application tracks contact information. One of our clients, a car
dealership, has asked about being able to enter a lastname and phone

number
and getting as much of the main form filled out as possible, "Hi, thanks

for
stopping by Demaux Motors. Before we get started, can I get your phone
number, please? Oh, HI Joe, you still live on Gingerbread lane..?" etc

etc
etc. Filling out the form is easy - sql query, javascript, blah blah

blah -
getting the data is another. My question is three-fold:

1: I know that if you go to Google and type a phone number, you'll get a
query result back with address, city, state, etc. The documentation for

the
Google APIs are written for .NET...anyone have any experience with those
APIs in classic ASP?

2: Is there some other service that provides this same functionality?

3: Any other ideas?

Regards,

- Wm

--
William Morris
Product Development, Seritas LLC
Kansas City, Missouri


Jul 19 '05 #5

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