Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New component : RSS

Last week we added new component - RSS.


RSS is a simple syndication format. In Wikipedia you can find this:RSS.

RSS…is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”,or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship.

RSS feeds can be found everywhere, from the Blog you are reading, from your Youtube channel, and many others, and now you can automate it with elastic.io

We are using allot of Apple products at elastic.io and I’m the long-time reader of MacRumors.com web-site. I configured a simple flow that every time a new entry will apear on MacRumors I will receive a push notification (via Pushover app). Here is how it looks like:


As you can see with build-in Data Mapper I put summary as a message body, message title is ‘Macrumors: {{title}}’ where {{title}} is a RSS feed entry title and URL is mapped to the original link to the MacRumors article.

Easy and simple. You can also try to do it on http://beta.elastic.io.