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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve created a second video (and significantly improved the first). Now you can watch how to get your del.icio.us 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.
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 […]
Here’s a live demonstration of a feed I just created: It mixes several del.icio.us RSS feeds into one.. feeds for “funny+movie”, “funny+photo”, “funny+picture”, etc.
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 […]
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 […]