I am not a regular freelancer, I get freelance work for a change in my routine. I got a project a month ago to import contacts from social network/email providers using PHP. There have been two major changes in the requirements since I started work, which I happily accepted.
My client is a very nice person, he has a lead developer from China. The lead developer is not aware of OAuth protocol, I figured out after exchanging couple of emails. After completion of this project, the lead developer now insists me to grab contacts by taking email as input, such as $gmail->get_contacts_of('firstname.lastname@example.org');
As far as I know OAuth protocol, it does not work like that. The only possible solution is to scrape the service provider. This is illegal and unsafe and I am not willing to do it.
I tried to explain few times but probably I am failed. How would you explain if you run into this situation?