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Friend Tracker does all the social network spying you don't have time for

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Ah, Facebook. We don't really get nor use it very often but we recognize that we're in the minority on that one. We also have those friends who meticulously and methodically check their status, friend count, "Likes" and what have you numerous times a day.

For those people, we humbly direct you towards Friend Tracker, the new app from Rudy Huyn (TVShow, MyEncyclopedia, Fuse, etc.). The app is simple enough: it looks through your contacts who are synced with Facebook and/or Live and keeps track of who's there, who's not and showing you a graph of the number of friends and activity.

According to the app's "How it works" section, Windows Phone checks this about once a day. But if you really want "real time" you can have the app login to your account and pull down the info on a much more frequent basis, like every 30 minutes or so.

It's a nifty little addition and completely free. Plus like all of Huyn's apps, really elegant. Here are some of the other features:

  • Live tile
  • Statistics on the number of friends
  • Scheduled agent

So if you need to keep abreast of your social status, sounds lke you'll want to pick this up. Grab it here in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

26 Comments
  • Does this work for Twitter as well? Thanks :)
  • Nope, just Live and Facebook :-/  It would be cool for Twitter, no dobut.
  • Hello all !!
     
    Windows Phone doesn't share twitter contact to third-party app, so my app doesn't get your twitter contacts from the phone.
     
    But I currently add the twitter support to the app by an other way, so it will be available very soon.
     
    Just a precision about the article, by default windows phone checks your contacts :
    - Facebook : one time every day
    - Windows Live, Outlook : every 30 minutes
     
    but if you sync your facebook account to the app, I check your facebook contacts at every launch and every 30 minutes (using periodic agent)
     
    :D
  • I downloaded due to this article. Worked well until a few days ago (I think it updated). Now it crashes on opening. Uninstalled, reinstalled and will not connect to FB. Will try again after an update. Would love to see LinkedIn integration (I would even pay for that functionality).
  • I downloaded due to this article. Worked well until a few days ago (I think it updated). Now it crashes on opening. Uninstalled, reinstalled and will not connect to FB. Will try again after an update. Would love to see LinkedIn integration (I would even pay for that functionality).
  • This is my third free app of the week, there is also :
    - 9Gag : a 9gag reader and uploader, my favorite app :D
    http://www.windowsphone.com/fr-FR/apps/91000c5c-9943-43b8-aa65-7609d91057ef
    - Old Dial (a fake rotary dialer, coded during a trip) ; 
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/72171a85-8301-4688-b6a6-9f0307b5370e
  • Thanks Rudy. And yup, going to do someting on 9Gag too. It's very well done!
  • I use Rudy's TVShows and Fuse apps daily, but I don't really understand what this app is really for...
  • @thesecondsfade : this application tells you what contact (facebook for example) removes you from its friends for example
  • Any idea when it will be released in India? Thank you.
  • Cool.
  • This app is not available for India. Convey this message to the app dev.
  • Not available on UK marketplace :-(
  • Wpcentral, you are not alone in your dislike of Facebook.
  • Seems dat dis app is nt available in Indian market
  • The app is not visible if you search on the marketplace (it's take 24h for that), use the QRCode to find the app or click here 
     
    http://www.windowsphone.com/fr-FR/apps/1672c093-8e9f-4d13-980b-77a3ce2cffa5
  • Why do so many great apps take so long to appear in the Australian marketplace? *sigh*
  • Not available in my region :[
  • Good thing its available here in the Philippines. :-P lemme try this cool app. I bet its awesome. Hope you also include Twitter very very soon.. Thanks. :-D
  • Y not dis app available for my omnia 7 plzzz make dis app for omnia 7 dis is superb app i like it so much ....
  • Friend tracker not available in singapore :(
  • Still not available in Australia
  • Not even in India :(
  • Still not available in India! :(
  • I downloaded due to this article. Worked well until a few days ago (I think it updated). Now it crashes on opening. Uninstalled, reinstalled and will not connect to FB. Will try again after an update. Would love to see LinkedIn integration (I would even pay for that functionality).
  • I did a hard reset in August and has been working well. 4-Stars, only because lack of LinkedIn support, otherwise a quality app.