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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Apple has allready made a RSS reader for iPhone and it’s already live


Are you planning on developing an RSS reader for the iPhone? Well, it looks like Apple might have got there before you, although that’s no great surprise considering they’ve had a bit more access to the handset than anyone else. An Engadget reader spotted that reader.mac.com takes you to a launch page for what looks like - from the iPhone screenshot - an RSS interface.


You can see more of this revolutionary phone here:

most of the tech-savvy iPhone early-adopters will make use of RSS in their normal lives, and with an always-connected handset I should imagine it’s a reasonably straightforward application to code.

It’ll face competition from third-party vendors, of course; established aggregator providers such as NewsGator are already looking at how they’ll integrate their service into the iPhone.

By ojvcentral and ojv.no

Monday, June 18, 2007

Don’t bother with the XML conding do it simple:


Get your code here: ”Autodiscovery Code Generator”

Many webmasters struggle with the auto-discovery code that should be added to the header of an HTML web page to automatically indicate to web browsers that an RSS feed for the contents is available. There has been debate, and of course controversy on how the code should be formed, making it ever more confusing for webmasters.

The solution, use a
free online tool that will auto generate the code that can then be inserted into your website.

ojvcentral and ojv.no

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Google is building the net step by step.



Google has bought FeedBurner. This means that the Google needs a better tool for reading RSS feeds.

What this means is that they need a better tool for reading, indexing and monetize RSS feeds.

Increasing amounts of the world's information lie within RSS scripted (and other) XML feeds. Sure, Google still wants to index your website - that's like taking a picture of your house and writing down your address to remember where you live. The RSS feed is your mailbox and the flag is always up.

Now Google, recognizing the value of this easily accessible information, wants to be your mail carrier.

According to its website, FeedBurner has handled 736,494 feeds as of May 29th, 2007 and boasts, "The most RSS feed inventory on the Web today" (which I assume means the largest).

Google knows that RSS feeds are quickly and quietly becoming the arteries (and veins) of the online organism.

With the FeedBurner purchase, Google also acquires the company's advertising network for RSS feeds. FeedBurner addresses the obvious next question in its FAQs:

  • Q. Will the feed-based ads continue to be sold on a purely (cost per thousand) CPM basis, or will they be sold on a (cost per click) CPC basis like most AdWords ads?
  • A. As this is a recent acquisition, it is too early to say what the ads pricing will look like. We will explore a variety of options to determine what is best for our users, advertisers, and publishers.

My recommendation to you dear reader? Figure out how to create a RSS feed.
More importantly, figure out what a RSS feed is used for. Then put it in action.

Otherwise it's as useless as a website that doesn't invite its visitors to step inside and warm themselves by the fire.

By ojvcentral and ojv.no