Saturday, 16 April 2011

Blogtrottr beta

 It's been a while coming, but the next version of Blogtrottr is finally in beta!

What's new?
- Complete platform rewrite, for increased performance and scalability
- User accounts, for easier subscription management
- Globally disable / enable emails for your account
- OPML import/export
- Feed filters: send/exclude items where title/body does/doesn't match a string
- Shorter URLs for those mobile users
- Customizable email subjects
- Digests - 2/4/6/8/12/24 hourly roll-ups
- Better feed auto-detection: user choice when multiple feeds are available for a given URL

with much more to come in the next few months.

Yahoo Pipes

We're currently being rate limited by Yahoo Pipes, which is resulting in long delays between updates on any pipes feeds. 

While awaiting a response from Yahoo support, we've backed down the poll time for these feeds to 8 hours, which hopefully should get things moving again, albeit far slower than we'd like.