December 4, 2012
PubSubHubbub. Say that three times fast. If you're not familiar with PubSubHubbub, it's an extension of the RSS and Atom protocol that allows the feed to push content out when it's updated. That's just the sort of technology we should see from check-in APIs like Foursquare and Gowalla.
Feedly, one of the most popular alternatives to the defunct Google Reader, has just announced that the Feedly API is now open to all developers. Last month, Feedly kicked off a paid subscription service, Feedly Pro, offering the first 5,000 subscribers a lifetime subscription for $99.99. Feedly raised almost $500,000 within the first eight hours.
This tutorial shows you how to create a free email alert feed using the Webhose.io API and MailChimp. We’ll start with a basic query to monitor content mentioning Donald Trump. Then we’ll add some filtering parameters to the API query and show how to plug the API URL into a MailChimp RSS campaign.