Articles tagged in rss

  1. Google Reader Shutting Down July 1, 2013

    Google Reader Okay. This is serious. Google has just announced their spring cleaning, and it appears that Google Reader is facing the axe. Yes Google Reader, probably the most popular RSS reader (heard of RSS, right?!) and has been my daily staple for the last 6 and half years. It would be turned off on July 1 this year.

    We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

    There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

    Very sad indeed.

    So where are the alternatives? Back to Bloglines?

  2. Google Readers for Offline Feed Reading

    Google Reader Google: You can now download the latest 2000 items from Google Reader for offline reading, thanks to Google Gears. Having worked on a web-based application for the last 6 years, I have to say that off-line support is one single most requested feature which means there is still a huge desktop/offline market. An online/offline feed reader is a great example on how this can work out, and I shall hopefully to see Gmail getting offline support soon. Now, watch out, FeedDemon and NetNewsWire!

  3. Trackback 'Em All 0.1 Released

    I have just released Trackback 'em All 0.1. It is basically an RSS/Atom feed to pingbacks/trackbacks converter. It fetches a list of RSS/Atom feeds, scan through the entries, and send pingback/trackback to all external links in the feed entries. I have actually been using it for a few months already. It basically:

    • Speeds up your posting (so you don't have to wait for trackback/pingback in WordPress).
    • Ensures all linked URLs are notified.
    • Supports feeds powered by CMS's that don't support pingback/trackback.

    We all know how powerful trackbacks and pingbacks are in bringing new visitors to your site, don't we? So I wrote this small program to make sure it works the way I wanted. Python 2.4+ and Universal Feedparser required. You also need to have a hosting account + cron to run it effectively.

    Grab it here.

  4. Google Reader, the Ajaxified RSS Aggregator in Beta

    Via Slashdot, Google has a new "Web 2.0" application pre-released to the public -- Google Reader beta, a heavily Ajaxified RSS reader, in the field against other popular aggregators like Bloglines or Rojo. It has a nice very-Gmail-like interface, with short-cut keys like j for next unread message, and k …
  5. feed-to-HTML converter in Python

    About is an open source/free source command line tool that takes a RSS/RDF/Atom news feed, and converts it into HTML documents (or other text documents using templates). It is developed in Python (2.3+ required), and it requires the universal feed parser to be installed …