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Friday 30th December 2005 3:59 AM [General]

I know this would've made a wonderful present for at least a few people (you know who you are). Featuring Sam the Delivery Driver, Tom the Motivational Speaker, Eve the Sensitivity Consultant and Guy the Corporate Protester :-)

Hope you're all having a good holiday. I know I am... :evil:

Tuesday 20th December 2005 4:33 PM [Awasu News]

This has been a while coming, longer than we would have liked, but not to worry, they're here now! :clap:

We've always had several reasons for having a free version of Awasu, one of them being that it functioned as a kind of a trial version for the paid editions. However, there are now more than a few features that are only available in the Advanced and Professional Editions, hence the need for real, fair-dinkum trial versions.

These are time-limited (28 days), fully-functional versions of Awasu and you are able to trial both the Advanced and Pro Editions. We're going to start off with a limited test period of a few weeks so the download links in the release page are not working. Instead, please send us an email for details on where to get the software.

So, come on all you Personal Edition users, you've got no excuse now! Give the enhanced versions a go. You'll be glad you did! :-)

Friday 16th December 2005 1:38 PM [Awasu News]

We are pleased to announce the release of the Awasu Feed Parser SDK.

If you've been thinking about adding RSS/Atom features to your application, you've probably already found out that parsing feeds is a messy process. The many different versions of RSS/Atom are bad enough but the myriad ways that publishers have interpreted, misunderstood or just plain ignored the specs makes the whole thing a bit of a nightmare.

Using the Awasu Feed Parser SDK eliminates all of this hassle. Simply link the SDK in with the rest of your application and you instantly have access to same well-tested, proven feed parsing engine used by Awasu itself. You can check out the SDK documentation here and a sample program here.

Our first customer has just released the latest version of their program that takes advantage of the SDK. Download Studio is one of the most highly-regarded download managers around with (almost) as many review stars and glowing comments as Awasu does :-). Part of the new feature set includes an embedded feed reader, primarily aimed at downloading podcasts and other enclosures. Check it out, you'll be glad you did.

We'll be working closely with these guys on a few other things in the new year as well so stay tuned...