Author Topic: Make a window view that connects to your blog  (Read 3109 times)

Offline SleepySamSlim

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Make a window view that connects to your blog
« on: January 02, 2009, 03:00:21 PM »
Or gets part of your blog --- or an RSS stream from your blog/site.

I love BeerSmith but I think its just lacking a connection to all the great content you have on your site. Yeah I can fire up a browser and hop on your site -- but it would be cool to have a little indicator letting me know there are some new entries / RSS that I could just click on.

That could either open a browser or a simple browsing window in the BeerSmith environment.

I guess I see this as a first step in linking your current app to your website and its content.

I don't think we need a BeerTube  :o enviroment or FaceBook (BeerBook ?)  :o  ---

But you have a great program ... good content on your site ... and a bit of a social thing going on your forums. Some judicious blending could be useful.

When I launch BeerSmith I can work on recipes - tweaking recipes - or take a break and check the latest from the BeerSmith Channel  ;D. And the content can be somewhat user affected by allowing me to click a box or choice ( sort of like diggs) --- higher rated items stick around or float to the top.
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Re: Make a window view that connects to your blog
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 10:24:00 AM »
Hi,
  It is a great idea.  I'm not sure how hard it would be to add some RSS capability but I will look into it.  I do note you can subscribe to the blog for email delivery so you get each week's article by email as well.

  As far as the Digg idea - you might want to check out BrewPoll.com which is another site I set up.  It is basically a Digg type site for homebrewers and craft brews.  You can also subscribe to the main page there if you want the latest in brewing news.

Cheers,
Brad
« Last Edit: January 03, 2009, 10:32:21 AM by BeerSmith »
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