Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Categories and Search

Merry Christmas everybody. We've been busy at feed distiller but only now our the fruits of a labour visible. Firstly we've added a powerful search engine that picks out individual blog items. Secondly we've automatically categorized every blog feed create on FD into one of 10 categories. (Estimated 90% accurate and will improve with time). So now from either BlogKnox or the our Feed page of FD you'll be-able to find any blog very quickly. We had to add these feature as FD is starting to get big, too many feeds to fit comfortably on one page. We've targetting 1000 feeds by june. But with the search and the categories it shouldn't be any harder, to find the one you want.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Feed Distiller: Your feeds are now skinnable.

A big embarrassment was that our style sheets weren't working on Internet Explorer 7. We've fixed that. And at the same time given feed makers a choice of skin colours for there pages. So now you theme your pages design to match it's content.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Just Launched BlogKnox

Less than two months after the launch of Feed Distiller, we've have enough public blog feeds to make it worth, launching a new site to display all that wonderful, and possible useful information.

Called BlogKnox, our fifth try to find a name that wasn't already used. It is indeed a a gold mine of information, even if, with a thrice daily rollover of items, its not exactly a storage center.

Meanwhile, we've improved are blogging engine, adding pictures to the items, where we can find them, and got system relatively stable. Plenty more bug fixing to do as we have to deal with RSS and ATOM feeds that often don't fit with there W3C designed rules. Soon to come will be a major revision of the AI engine which will give everyone the chance to improve its accuracy, many times over. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Feed Distiller now open to the public

Welcome to Feed Distiller, after one year of development, Feed Distiller is open for business. We providing a free service to anyone, but primarily aimed at bloggers, researchers, and interest groups. What we go is combine blog feeds, any amount of blog feeds, on any subject. All you need to do is provide a list of RSS or Atom blog feed addresses, and at least one reference pages. And blog distiller will create a new blog feed contain just the items that match the reference page. Its simple to use, and its free since, we put advertising on the public feeds we create. All we ask is that you register before using the Feed Distiller service.

If that wasn't enough, we also provide a service to search for new blog feeds. It borrows Googles AJAX search API, then screens the results for blog feed addresses. You can use the Feed Finder without even needing to register, but if you have, it will let you add the results straight into your Feed lists.

Development on Feed Distiller hasn't stopped, nor is it likely ever too. A selection of layouts and themes is coming. Plus a several stages of improvement to our AI engine are coming in the next few months, very soon your be-able to select output articles, as matching or not, to further improve the results. Somewhen to come, Feed Distiller professional, will be a payed for service, displaying the resulting blog feed on your own page, without any of our adverts.

Join Feed Distiller now and have a world of knowledge dancing before your fingertips.