Author Archives: Feed Informer

Autodiscovery; WAP support; Feed suggestions; more upgrades

July 31, 2005 – 1:03 am

Some upgrades to FeedDigest today. Feed autodiscovery. If you put a regular Web page URL into any of the boxes on FeedDigest now, it’ll try to work out if that page has an associated RSS or Atom feed with it, and if so, it’ll let you know what the URLs for the feeds are. Makes […]

Feed integration goes mainstream

July 31, 2005 – 12:54 am

Mena Trott (Six Apart): "We’re launching a solution for TypePad next week to inline RSS (i.e., subscrbe to RSS Feeds from your Blog) that won’t require playing with script." from Tony Gentile’s buzzHit! It seems that everyone is following on now. FeedBurner launched its BuzzBoost feature a couple of weeks ago, and now it seems […]

Atom 1.0 support

July 30, 2005 – 1:16 am

In all the hard work getting Feed Digest ready for launch, the early rumbles of Atom 1.0 passed me by somewhat. I’ve now begun work on making Feed Digest output Atom 1.0 feeds (currently 0.3), and particularly on getting Feed Digest to parse Atom 1.0 feeds. I’ve made a good start and Atom 1.0 feeds […]

First blog mentions

July 29, 2005 – 7:27 pm

I’ve deliberately kept Feed Digest on a slow burn in terms of promotion till now. Making sure everyone who signs up ends up with a working digest has been key, along with ironing out any last minute bugs that didn’t appear during the beta testing phase. Today I changed the RSS Digest page to point […]

From to your blog in two minutes

July 27, 2005 – 5:43 am

I’ve created a second video (and significantly improved the first). Now you can watch how to get your links onto your blog in 2 minutes. This was the reason I created Feed Digest’s predecessor, RSS Digest, in the first place, so it made sense to make a video of how to do it here.

Soft launch

July 24, 2005 – 5:06 am

I’ve worked the last thirteen hours straight and finally, we have a soft launch. Effectively anyone can sign up now, but if you can not spread it around too much for the next few days that’d be good. I have to take today off with the girlfriend :-) Still, you won’t believe how satisfied I […]

Live demonstration of a mixed digest

July 14, 2005 – 9:16 pm

Here’s a live demonstration of a feed I just created: It mixes several RSS feeds into one.. feeds for “funny+movie”, “funny+photo”, “funny+picture”, etc.

Format support

July 8, 2005 – 7:36 pm

RSS Digest provides digests in HTML and JavaScript format. You can include the HTML format with a PHP include or IFRAME, or simply view it direct in your browser. The JavaScript format allows anyone to include a digest on any page using a <SCRIPT> JavaScript include. Feed Digest, on the other hand, supports HTML and […]

Language support

July 8, 2005 – 4:49 pm

The FeedDigest site, and interface, are in English, and will be in English only for at least a couple of months. This hasn’t stopped the backend being prepared for users who have different languages as their mother tongue though. Our %DAYLONG%, %DAYSHORT%, %MONTHLONG%, and %MONTHSHORT% tags which return the month and day names of the […]

Conditional searches and global digests

July 8, 2005 – 12:21 am

Let’s quickly look at two concepts new to Feed Digest that RSS Digest doesn’t have. Searches. You can now specify a “search” on a digest. The search works somewhat like Google and means your digest will only contain articles from your specified feed(s) which match your search string. So if your digest reads from 50 […]