Originally Posted by sag47
If you want to download your whole photostream and that's the only reason you're attempting this then someone has already done it. Check out the PhotoGrabber
project which is designed to download your whole photostream (pull from svn for Linux
As for the rest of your question I can't really help you because I don't make facebook apps and don't plan to. Perhaps someone else can fill you in there.
I would rather write it on my own. I wrote it in bash but it was pointed out to me that it should be done in a language that has a facebook API like Perl or Java. I guess I will just have to keep reading and at some point I will stumle on the right documentation.
Perl isn't the problem, it the extensive face API documentation. It's a tad overwhelming. IMO, is also a bit ambiguous in some spots. I'll keep reading though and if someone has some info they'd like to share, I would appreciate it. Thanks sag47.