We build a complex feed fetching and parsing infrastructure so that you don't have to. We believe the web should be more open and that feeds are a key component of that ecosystem.
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We love getting feedback from our customers on our API and improve that API to match their needs and comments. Most recently, one of our new customers indicated that asking for both hub.topic and hub.callback was redundant when removing a feed from their subscription list. This is true… if and... Read moreMarch 04, 2014 | View Comments |
We’ve seen yesterday that an easy way to significantly decrease the time spent doing DNS resolution was to put a small (1024 items!) cache on each of our fetchers. This technique allowed us to save all network traffic on about 50% of our DNS requests: pretty significant, but still, for... Read moreFebruary 26, 2014 | View Comments |
We currently fetch milions of feeds and we need to do that in a very timely fashion. Since the beginning of 2014, it took about 600ms to fetch a feed on average. The fetching time includes DNS resolution, the establishment of the HTTP connection, the HTTP transfer, and the decoding... Read moreFebruary 25, 2014 | View Comments |
In the last couple months, the blogging platform world has been innovative again. Medium, one of these new players have been leading the way with an amazing interface to write and read content. Very early on, Medium also supported the open web through their addition of RSS feeds. You can... Read moreFebruary 18, 2014 | View Comments |
It’s not always obvious to understand what apps you use and love are Superfeedr customers. This month, we’d like to shed some light on Feastie. Feastie is a search engine for recipes. They gather these recipes from a lot of delicious food blogs and Superfeedr helps them by sending them... Read moreFebruary 13, 2014 | View Comments |
As you know, we’ve invested a lot recently in our retrieve API (see the jquery plugin and subscribe & retrieve. This API allows you to retrieve the past content from any feed, based on what Superfeedr stored of it. It’s an easy way to bootstrap your application with historic data... Read moreFebruary 03, 2014 | View Comments |
Today, we’re happy to introduce the first Superfeedr Jquery plugin. It’s simple piece of syntactic sugar that was aked by one of our customers but makes it really simple to integrate an RSS feed into a page! Its purpose is very simple: integrate a the content of any RSS or... Read moreJanuary 22, 2014 | View Comments |
This is yet another benefit from the introduction of our new frontend back in november: starting today, Superfeedr offers authentication tokens. Up until now, you had to use your main Superfeedr login and password to perform API calls. This was simple but could also expose you to a security risk... Read moreJanuary 10, 2014 | View Comments |
We have recently updated our XMPP servers and we’re now using Prosody.im. It does not change much for our existing users. There should be no interruption of service as the previous XMPP servers will be kept running for as long as there clients connected to them. All notifications are sent... Read moreJanuary 07, 2014 | View Comments |
Webhooks provide a very elegant solution to the polling problem, and many popular APIs such as Github, Mailchimp, Instagram or even Shopify provide such hooks. However, we will see that they also have a bunch of limitations which are elegantly solved by PubSubHubbub and we want to encourage people with... Read moreDecember 28, 2013 | View Comments |