It's no secret that there is a ton of information available, with more added every minute. The problem is that it is very difficult to control what you see. Publications cover a wide range of topics, so subscribing to a single publication can inundate you with things that you're not interested in. A customizable feed aggregator is exactly what you need, and exactly what you get in Feedme.
In our research for F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, we have long used RSS feeds to find topics. Subscribing to publications that focus on topics in our area of interest has been a big part of our show research. However, as the industry has changed, so have the content of those feeds. For example, tech sites cover automotive technology more today than ever before. As the show does not cover automotive technology, this is clutter in our process.
This is exactly the problem that Feedme is looking to solve. Rather than subscribing to publications and weeding through the topics that you're not interested in, Feedme allows you a finer granularity of control in your feed. By creating topic-based feeds, you can see articles about that topic, whether or not you have ever interacted with that publication before. This level of discovery means that you can get a wider view of your topic than from just the publications in your existing circle.
Feedme has taken the best behaviors from a good RSS reader and integrated them into the platform. Rather than trying to render each piece of content in a unified way (a task that even Microsoft and Apple have failed to do well), Feedme focuses on discovery and then directs the viewer to the original content. This ensures that content creators continue to generate revenue without having to work directly with Feedme to generate specialized content.
The Feedme app is available now for both iOS and Android, and is free to use. To learn more about the platform or to download the app, head to their website.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.