Archive for May, 2007

RSS Feed Aggregator – 75% done

I am working on a Custom RSS Feed Agreggator (CRFA). The final website will be in Serbian language and it will aggregate Serbian blogs and news. I didn’t want to do it in English, because there’s too many similar websites out there for English language readers. The CRFA is written in PHP (using MySQL database) , and I will use the following third party components:

1) MagPieRSS Feed parser (written in PHP)

2) DOJO – a great Javascript/DHTML library with Ajax support. It has some really cool visual effects such as Fisheye, Modal dialog windows etc.

What’s left to be done:

1) Refreshing feeds repository:

  • Save the last run date and data 
  • create a script to go through all RSS providers, reads all feeds created after the last run, and then saves them into a database table
  • Insert a new post from the RSS feed only if pubdate>=max(pubdate) for that URL
  • Prevent URL caching of a feed on the browser side (add a random number parameter to the URL)

2) Displaying feed data:

  • Display data from Feeds repository db table.
  • Pagination (3 days worth of feeds per page?)
  • List of feeds that we aggregate

3) Administration:

  • add a single feed, and save all rss feeds available when adding it initially

4) Other:

  • Implement emailing of a recommended site.
  • Forum (or at least a shoutbox)

5) Deployment.

  •  Host the program on a free PHP server such as Awardspace.com
  • Cron job in PHP to refresh feeds repository every 30 minutes or 1 hour?

 This post will be updated frequently.

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Mobile Tasks allows you to create daily task lists (a separate list for each day).  You can mark tasks as “done”, copy them forward (to the next day), or move them forward.  Data is saved in a portable XML format, which can be imported into other applications.

A web version is currently in the works.  More on that in days to come.

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