@Friendica Support I know how to retrieve a list of contact ids through the api, but I don't know how to turn this info into, say, full names or @nicks. Could anyone provide a quick explanation, or maybe a pointer to relevant documentation? Thanks!
@Tobias is right - use poco. If your account has "don't show my friends" enabled is the only time when the API might be a better choice, since the API logs in as you and can see all your hidden resources.
If using the API, @Michael Johnston is right - use (for example, with json format)