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!

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7 Comments on “FeedTier v1 Beta 5”

  1. Glen C. says:

    I would absolutely love your service if it wasn’t for the fact that many of the feeds are in the wrong order. I’m not sure exactly how this service works internally, but a lot of sites I’ve tried (maddox.xmission.com) come out all garbled even though there is a clear list of recent updates (for humans). Same thing with other sites. I’m not sure how you can fix this, but if you can, I would use and recommend your service religiously.

  2. Ash says:

    That’s a good point Glen. I’ve observed it as well but couldn’t quite merge it into Beta 5. We’ll fix it this week as an interim update (Beta 5a).

  3. slyi says:

    Did you ever get this error meassage from google http://www.broadbandreports.com/speak/slideshow/13871740?c=857694&ret=L2ZvcnVtL3JlbWFyaywxMzg3MTc0MA%3D%3D or similar from eBay when your server is making so many requests to their servers?
    They may think your server/IP is a zombie infected machine

  4. lizvelrene says:

    I’m having trouble generating a feed for websites that have multiple sections to them.

    For example, I want to have a feed for pitchforkmedia.com’s record reviews, but whenever I try to make one I get their news feed instead. I don’t mind having their news as well, but I can’t seem to pull in their record reviews.

    I’d also like to have a feed for just one recurring column on Slate.com, but I always end up getting everything and it clogs up my feedreader with a lot of things I’m not interested in. Is there any way to choose just one page of the site to aggregate?

  5. Hello,

    This is really a very exciting service and was definitely one of the kinds i was looking forward too.

    There are few places where there might be some chances of improvements e.g. it can’t properly parse my blog at yahoo 360. Although its pretty understandable, since yahoo has made really crappy url’s for it. See if there is scope to improve there – http://360.yahoo.com/reachagoyal and the link to my blog is http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-JOxIXmQjfqfLj8YvrOwtzuL97Q–

  6. boza says:

    There are troubles whith symbols other than ASCII lower128.

    For example try http://forum.motolodka.ru/list.php?f=1 – iti is forum in charset=windows-1251


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