A couple of days ago I received an email from Julien Genestoux from Superfeedr saying they were about to release something cool, and would I be interested in cooking something fun up to demo it. I said I would, and got to work on a new version of RSSfall; ’RSSfall 2.0’.
RSSfall 2.0 uses Superfeedr’s new ‘track’ API that allows people to subscribe to keywords. These keywords are then applied in realtime to the thousands of new RSS entries Superfeedr is processing every second, and the results are returned using the PubSubHubbub protocol.
I then combined this API with my Comet server, Hydrometeor to provide an interface for web browsers to receive these realtime updates.
So far, this is little more than a demo (though there’s no reason why you can’t use it to monitor important keywords e.g. your brand). But I’m really excited to develop this further and see what Superfeedr have in store!
Superfeedr’s new API is like Twitter’s ‘Track’ but for RSS, I can see a lot of websites taking advantage of this great new source of data.