Feedity 1.5.4 Update

Feedity has been updated to version 1.5.4. This version only includes some bug fixes. Most importantly Feedity now offers 3 service plans (Free, Premium, Pro) depending upon the target usage. The service plans have been mainly introduced for commercial use and other types of data integration.

Here’s what’s new on the blogosphere about Feedity (also see past testimonials):

Steve @ EndGame PR: Review of Online RSS Feed Generators

Best “Quick and Easy” Feed Generation Site: You can’t beat Feedity’s quick and easy RSS generation.

Read/WriteWeb: The Top 60 Web 2.0 Applications in Australia

Feedity stands at number 35! Here’s the complete list …

StartUpCrunch

A very interesting new service.

After The Dot Net

About six weeks back I came across Feedity which is a web feed generator for sites that don’t have syndication available. It’s very simple, yet powerful and useful. And to boot, no registration is required which means this is definitely a no hassle solution. I’m sure there are a lot of other applications who do the same but I like Feedity because of its simple design and ease of use.

Alan Jones

I was reading read/writeweb’s list of Top 60 Australian web 2.0 apps … But in amongst all the likely contenders that I’m already familiar with was this one gem that I’d somehow never come across before – Feedity. Simplest way to describe it is “Yahoo! Pipes for dummies” – a clever way of scraping data off a web page and presenting it in RSS format.

techmambo

I used feedity for my shopping site to convert html to xml/rss. Its an excellent tool.

Thanks to all the Feedity users and supporters! If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this free-for-life service.


Feedity with Advanced Refinement

There was a minor update (v1.4.1) a couple of weeks back, but the current update (v1.5) includes a brand new feature called Advanced Refinement. Feedity already had a refinement feature which was useful for tweaking the feed output. The new feature extends on the refinement concept and provides the user a code-level scraping option. This was the most requested feature by Feedity users and it made sense to have it running. You can find a Advanced Refinement Help slideshow in the refinement options page on Feedity.

I’ve also updated the Feedity layout and interface in this release, and I hope it looks more streamlined and composed. As before, thanks to the wonderful users of Feedity who share their feedback and keep this service going. Here’s what’s new on the blogosphere about Feedity (also see past testimonials):

CyberNotes

It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. … It’s very simple, yet powerful and useful. … Feedity is one of those things that you’ll want to stash away in your bookmarks, because eventually you’ll probably come across a site that doesn’t offer syndication.

Christopher Craft

This is a cool tool if I’ve ever seen one…

Binary Law UK

… a terrific widget …

Ashish Sinha @ pluGGd.in

The best part about this tool is it’s simple to use and if marketed well, can be used extensively by non-techie-small businesses around the globe.

One Tip A Day

Sounds like just what I need.

Nearly Legal UK

I can see all kinds of possibilities.

If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this free-for-life service.

Thanks to all! Cheers :)


Feedity 1.3 released

Thanks to everyone for their feedback on Feedity. Traffic to Feedity and the number of unique feeds generated via Feedity has increased during February 2007.

Earlier this week, we released version 1.3. It includes a few minor bug fixes. Here’s the change log for this release:

Fixed: Charset encoding issue with some European languages
Fixed: Invalid feed items URL issue in some isolated cases

Meanwhile we also evaluating the future roadmap for Feedity (version 2.0), so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions then please share your comments.

If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this service.


Feedity 1.2

We’ve updated Feedity to version 1.2. It includes a few bug fixes (ever wonder why do they call it a bug) and minor cosmetic changes. Here’s the change log for this release:

Updated: Parser algorithm to compute item weightage for better results
Fixed: Multi-byte charset encoding (see a Korean feed example)

Thanks to everyone for their feedback. We hope Feedity comes useful to more & more users. Please leave your suggestions, questions or comments in this blog post.

If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this service.

Cheers :)


Feedity 1.1 is live

In the past few months we’ve received great support and some wonderful feedback from Feedity users world-wide. We are glad to present our dear users with version 1.1. This update release has a number of bug fixes and some new features as well, besides some minor cosmetic tweaks. Here’s the change log for this release:

Updated: .NET Framework upgrade from 1.1 to 2.0
Updated: Preserving the original item order from the source webpage
Added: HTTP Compression (GZip and Deflate) for lighter data exchange
Added: UTF8 Charset Encoding for RSS feeds
Added: Conditional HTTP Get to reduce source page calls
Added: Bookmarklet support for instant access from any source webpage
Added: Ping-O-Matic support to broadcast updates for generated feeds
Fixed: Invalid refined feed generated due to broken HTTP-GET token
Fixed: Mishandled URL sanitization using RegEx

Help Needed: One aspect we need help from fellow techies is with multi-byte charset encoding support for generated RSS feeds. Although UTF8 is now supported by Feedity, but it doesn’t handle Asian languages too well. So if anyone has any ideas then please share your insight. (Fixed in v1.2)

We hope Feedity comes handy and useful to more & more users. Please leave your suggestions, questions or comments below.

If you find Feedity useful then please consider donating an amount of your choice towards the maintenance and improvement of this service.

Cheers :)


FeedTier v1 Beta 5

Been around a month since the last update on FeedTier, but service enhancements were slowly yet steadily being improvised. Meanwhile we received several messages of appreciation and suggestions on how to improve the service – some of which we are considering for the next release. So finally we are excited to release v1 Beta 5, with several fixes and few new features.

The most significant bug fix made in this update is the domain suffix being truncated (due to which your_domain.com was showing up in links as your_domain.co). This has been fixed now.

The most significant new feature in this update is the ability to refine the generated feed results by optimizing it through the selection of a proximity link (any link which should be included in the generated final web feed). This should take the clustering approach implemented in FeedTier to the next level by giving the user the option to manually fine-tune the results and narrow-down the item cluster.

Some minor UI changes and a new logo have been incorporated as well. Besides, FeedTier is urgently looking for donations towards getting a better web hosting plan. Thanks for your support!

Enjoy the service and have a great weekend!


FeedTier v1 Beta 4

Thanks to everyone for their feedback on FeedTier. Beta 4 addresses a lot of pending issues. Due to the generic nature of the content analysis algorithm it may still not be perfect but its a significant improvement. It now also works with Google, eBay and Topix. We’ve also tested the feed format with FeedValidator for its validity, but if there are issues with any of the feed aggregators then please let me know. A manual scraping option for further fine-tuning the web feed results should be available soon too. The next beta update will also support podcast feeds. So do checkout the updated service, use it and spread the word.

Have a good weekend! Cheers :)

Update (24th Oct): Beta 4a addresses the truncated URL issue. Beta 5 (a major update) is due around the end of this month, so stay tuned!


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