The first public beta of SimplePie Live! will have the following features and more!
- SimplePie Live! is 100% FREE!
- SimplePie Live! is built on SimplePie – a powerful, standards-compliant feed handler that supports lots of stuff out of the box.
- No signups, no registrations, no installation. We don't want your email address, credit info, or blood of your firstborn. Just use it. If you like it, keep using it.
- SimplePie Live! is a hosted service, so you never have to download, edit, or upload anything again!
- Employs the same JSONP-based faux-AJAX that Google uses in many of their products, providing lots of flexibility for asynchronous development.
- Has a 100% complete Media RSS implementation, and all of the relevant parts of iTunes RSS (about 80%) making SimplePie Live! the tool for podcasts and digital media.
- Employs an ultra-liberal feed locator. We try extra hard to find that feed so that you don't have to.
- Supports well over 100 character sets, allowing the widest variety of languages to be read. You can display feeds on your pages in any character encoding you prefer (although UTF-8 is highly recommended), and you can also override a feed's (incorrect) character encoding while importing.
- Supports Internationalized Domain Names!
- Supports all versions of RSS and Atom, including a handful of namespaces such as geo-locations. Access to RSS/Atom data is normalized so that you don't have to worry about what kind of feed you're working with.
- Has integrated support for mashing feeds together and sorting their items reverse-chronologically.
- Supports RFC 822, RFC 2822, RFC 3339, and ISO 8601 datestamps.
- Has a MySQL-backed caching system with support for HTTP Conditional Get and gzip-compressed feeds for optimum server-side efficiency.
- Output is gzip-compressed and cached in the browser for optimal performance across all types of internet speeds.
- And more!
Additionally, we're planning the following enhancements prior to our 1.0 release:
- Support for Cross-Site XMLHTTPRequest implementations (Firefox 3, Adobe AIR)
- Support (and tools) for traditional XMLHTTPRequest implementations (via server-side proxy script)
- Better data packing for even smaller file sizes!
- Better server-side pre-fetching and caching to allow for faster response times.
- Live Extras, which provide additional functionality for enhancing feed data.
- Enhanced server-side favicon finding and caching.
- And much, much, much more!
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