tina wrote:1. Retrieve information from any data source - you mean even if the the contents are in Non-RSS or Non-XML format can be "subscribed" into Awasu and view it as a RSS feed?
Yes, that's correct. Plugin channels
can be written that retrieve the information from wherever it may be (e.g. a database, a web page, a web service) and convert it into a feed that Awasu can use.
tina wrote:2. Have access to all the information in the feeds - not clear about this function, what exactly does it do? is it for developer?
Publishhers often embed additional information into their feeds e.g. microformats
are becoming very popular, or a company might publish feeds for internal use that contain extra information that is only relevant to them. Most feed readers will only recognize the standard RSS stuff, but Awasu lets you get at <i>all</i> the information in the feed
tina wrote:3. Analyze and respond to the information as it comes in - so this is Awasu Channel Hooks function, and when you say "monitor the incoming data, analyze and act upon it", how does it analyze and act? do you mean when i receive a notice, Awasu will analyze its format or content and send it to for example, my mobile phone?
That's correct. Channel hooks
are small programs that get run when things happen e.g. new items are received on a channel. This program can then do what it wants e.g. send an email
, record the new items in a database
, etc. Awasu comes with some of these hooks pre-installed, there are more up on the wiki
, and you can write your own
tina wrote:As for AwasuWiki, can anybody edit it or upload written application to it?
Yes. There are restrictions on what you can upload but if your script is short, you can just post it directly on the wiki. Otherwise, if you send us a ZIP file, we'll upload it for you and people can download it that way.