Creating Apps With Curated RSS Feeds From iTunes, ClickBank, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and WordPress Blogs

there were a very good post about using RSS feeds so we wanted to share with our users:
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When creating apps, the main worry, as usual, is content. If we are to write all our content ourselves, then we are not publishers, but authors who self publish themselves, and unless your are Tolkien, that is not a surefire way to riches. So, why not use the content that is already out there, on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Blogger blogs, YouTube and so on. If an app is actually an ebook on the cell phone, then it will not be used much. A cell phone is a handheld computer in its own right, so why not extend the number of session times of your app with a new and fresh content. The answer to the “new and fresh content” technically is in RSS feeds, which are a series of items (articles, videos, podcasts) taken from one or more sites.
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Every app builder offers a blog or RSS feed option, which means that you can just enter the link and the app will all of a sudden contain dozens of posts, individually available to tap into. If it is a feed from an active blog, the content of the app will update on its own, giving the user the air of freshness, activity and involvement. It may also be a very good reason for the user to keep your app on the phone, instead if uninstalling it quickly. The freshness of the feed is a stickyness factor, as they used to say for sites a couple of years ago.
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iTunes RSS Feeds Creator
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In certain cases, you will be able to insert your affiliate links into the feeds. Here is the link to Apple iTunes available feeds, and if you want to become their affiliate, you have to go through LinkShare. LinkShare will let you in immediately, and then you have to choose the iTunes affiliate program — the real difficulty lies in persuading Apple to let you into their program. But, of course, you are making apps (are you? aren’t you!?), so you should be validated in the end.
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Twitter Feeds
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Twitter seems to be going away from RSS feeds, so no wonder cheat sheets started appearing. You can see the original post Twitter RSS feed creation cheat sheet here, by Valerie Forrestal. Here I’ll reproduce the cheat sheet main points:
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to read more please follow the link: http://www.bestappbuilders.com/blog/rss-feeds-2/creating-apps-with-curated-rss-feeds-from-itunes-facebook-twitter-and-wordpress-blogs/

Comments

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iTunes links don’t open up in iBuildApp apps

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yeah, why would it? is this a blogging area or support ticket system?

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I’ve used this method very successfully with my first app Thumbwind. I have a blog that I’m trying to grow readership. Lets face it, mobile is on 24×7. The WordPress RSS feed is a quick way to introduce quality dynamic content on an app. I’m sold and will be tinkering with this ability more and more.



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