One of the most powerful features of Awasu is its extensibility. You can write small programs (<i>channel plugins</i>) to generate RSS feeds from any data source at all, not just those published by a web site. You can monitor information stored in databases, the status of a running program or perhaps a device plugged into your computer.
Or you can write <i>application plugins</i> that add functionality to Awasu itself, such as the Syndic8 plugin that comes as standard that lets you search syndic8.com's database of RSS feeds.
And coming soon are <i>channel hooks</i>, actions that can be performed when things happen on a channel. For example, you can send out emails when new items are found, store links in a database or monitor a channel in a ticker window.
If you've written something that you think might be useful to others, please post it here. Or if you have questions about how to write one, this is the place to ask them.
Channel hooks are now available in version 1.0.2 onwards.