|Project status||Offline on June 30, 2012|
|Archiving status||Saved! – Find a user|
From the Wikipedia page:
MobileMe (formerly .Mac and iTools) is a subscription-based collection of online services and software offered by Apple Inc. Originally launched on January 5, 2000, as iTools, a free collection of Internet-based services for users of Mac OS 9, Apple relaunched it as .Mac on July 17, 2002, when it became a paid subscription service primarily designed for users of Mac OS X. Apple relaunched the service again as MobileMe at WWDC 2008 on July 9, 2008, now targeting Mac OS X, Windows, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch users.
On February 24, 2011, Apple discontinued offering MobileMe through its retail stores. The MobileMe retail boxes are also not offered through resellers anymore. Apple is also no longer accepting new subscribers for MobileMe. At the WWDC 2011, on June 6, Apple announced it will launch iCloud in the Northern Hemisphere Autumn 2011, which will replace MobileMe for new users. MobileMe itself will continue to function until June 30, 2012, at which point the service will no longer be available, although users are encouraged to migrate to iCloud before that date.
(Copied from Wikipedia) There are public subdomain access points to each MobileMe members' individual account functions. These provide direct public web access to each MobileMe users account, via links to each function directly; Gallery, Public folder, published website, and published calendars (not available currently). See list:
- http://www.me.com – member login.
- http://gallery.me.com/<username> – member public photo/video Gallery.
- http://public.me.com/<username> – member Public folder access.
- http://web.me.com/<username> – member Website access.
- http://ical.me.com/<username>/<calendar name> – member individual calendar publishing. In the older system, many calendars could be published at the same time. In the current iteration of MobileMe, there is no calendar publishing available.
web.me.com and web.mac.com
There's a repository on the ArchiveTeam Github: https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/mobileme-grab
The combined tool for downloading all content for one user is
dld-user.sh. It needs a WARC-enabled wget to run.
This is a separate site from web.me.com (older, probably). Almost all of the sites on this domain can be downloaded with
web.me.com will give you a list of the files in a user's directory. We can use this list of urls to download the complete site, no
wget --mirror necessary.
- Parse the WebDAV response to find the url of each file and download them.
The files on public.me.com are accessible via WebDAV: https://public.me.com/ix/<username>
- Send a
https://public.me.com/ix/<username>. This will return the complete, recursive file list.
- Parse the WebDAV response to find the href of each file and download them.
If you ask nicely, gallery.me.com will give you a zip file of the entire gallery contents.
- Send a
http://gallery.me.com/<username>?webdav-method=truthget&feedfmt=json&depth=Infinity. This will give you a JSON file that contains details about all albums and all photos/videos in the gallery. (Example)
- Search through this file for the properties
videoUrl, which contain the urls for the largest versions of images and videos that are available.
Use these files to construct a ziplist description:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <ziplist xmlns="http://user.mac.com/properties/"> <entry> <name><!-- the target path of the file in the zip file --></name> <href><!-- the url of the image (the largeImageUrl or videoUrl) --></href> </entry> ... </ziplist>
- Send this document with a
POSTrequest with a
Content-Type: text/xml; charset="utf-8"header to
- The server will now generate a zip file for you, containing the files specified in the ziplist document. This may take a short while, but eventually the request will give you a response with a
- Use the zip token to download the zip file:
Note: I found that with very large galleries the ZIP request fails. Therefore, it's better to make one zip file per album. The Python script does that.
To download a calendar you need the username and the name of the calendar. (There seems to be no way to list all calendars of a specific user.) Once you have these two names, you can download the ics file using one of these urls:
Some of the sites on homepage.mac.com have a section called 'iDisk Public Folder'. You can see the list of files, but can't actually download them. Our current hypothesis is that the files listed in the iDisk Public Folder are also available through public.me.com, so downloading those would be sufficient to get all of the public iDisk content (compare https://public.me.com/ardeshir and http://homepage.mac.com/ardeshir/FileSharing8.html).