Posted on April 25, 2013 by Andy Jones
I'm happy to announce the availability of RSS for creating pipes.
You can now create pipes that consume RSS feeds as well as create your own custom RSS feeds from the events that occur online.
RSS feeds are ubiquitious to blogs and other streams of information. The recent shutdown of Google Reader caused an uproar in the RSS community. Although Google decided to shutdown their reader (probably because they have competing projects in the pipeline), the RSS community is alive and well. Every blog has the friendly little RSS icon available for you to subscribe. RSS allows you to consume information in the way and format of your choosing. We want to further increase the way you can create and consume RSS feeds.
You can now get alerts when an RSS feed updates. These updates can be by text (SMS) message or email. Or you can take RSS updates from your blog and automatically tweet them or add them as your Facebook status message.
If you want to stay on top of your favorite blog, you can now consume these blogs in the format of your choosing. When your favorite blog posts something new, we can read the new RSS item and then pipe that to whichever service you prefect. E-mail it to yourself, add it to Evernote, Trello, Dropbox, Gdrive or more.
Last, and perhaps most exciting, you can create new RSS feeds from the things that occur online. If an RSS feed is your preferred way to digest information, then you can create an RSS feed out of anything that occurs that we implement. Want to receive Trello updates via RSS feed? Great! Want to view tweets from some Twitter user in RSS feed? We think that's awesome.
Check it out! If you have any issues with the RSS implementation, please let me know and I'll look into it immediately.