RSSFall – what Realtime RSS looks like

RSSFall screenshot

As some of you may know, I’m the lead developer at Twitterfall – a site for viewing tweets in a realtime manner. Twitterfall is something of a demonstration and experiment; although it is a fully featured product that people use every day it helped me learn about the emerging realtime web and how to develop for it.

Some of you may also know about the recent flurry of activity surrounding two new technologies: Pubsubhubbub, and rssCloud. Both technologies do more or less the same thing from a consumer standpoint and their implementations aren’t much different either. Pubsubhubbub and rssCloud make RSS realtime.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been researching the most popular of these two technologies at the time: Pubsubhubbub. And today I’m ready to show off some of what I have been working on.

It’s called RSSFall, and it shows you what realtime RSS looks like. Updates fall from the top of the page (much like Twitterfall) as soon as we receive them. It may take a few minutes for you to receive a new entry from the feeds we’re monitoring, so keep the page up for a few minutes and watch the news come in.

Obviously right now RSSFall isn’t much more than a visual demonstration of how realtime RSS can be. But I’ve got plenty of plans for this technology and can’t wait to show you what I’ve got in store. Plus, if you’re a company interested in the new realtime RSS technologies and want to investigate into integrating them onto your website or any other area, get in touch using the contact link on the page.

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