Awasu » Of plugins, channel hooks and other wondrous things
Tuesday 26th October 2004 10:49 AM [General]

The push is on for the next general release of Awasu (by the end of the year) has started and part of that is updating all of the documentation. And we have a lot of it, especially when you compare it to the other aggregators out there. Sigh...

So, I was flicking through the doco on plugins and channel hooks this afternoon and it struck me how cool these things really are. As far as we know, there are no other aggregators that offer these kind of features and they are real killer features since they mean that you can monitor anything at all, not just RSS or Atom feeds. Corporate databases, web services, source control systems, the Windows event log, you name it, you can write a plugin and monitor it using Awasu. There are services popping up around the web that provide some non-traditional feeds such as tracking FedEx packages but 1) they only work over the Internet, not your intranet and 2) third-party services being what they are, you never know if they're going to be around tomorrow, or customize them to meet your exact needs, or be sure they're not selling all your personal details, or... :-(

Anyway, the list of plugins already available for you to download, free of charge, is growing steadily but I figured it would be a good idea if I transferred some of the ideas for plugins and hooks I've had from my ever-burgeoning to-do list to a public forum. So whether you're a hobby programmer in search of a quick project to do or just want to get a feel for what these things can do, check it out and see what you think.

/taka crosses a few things off The List and rejoices :jig: :jig: :-D :jig:

2 Responses to this post

I think offering out your ideas for plug-ins is great. I've been using Awasu for about a month now, and I'm very happy with it - and I love the plug-ins and would like to see more.

You say "As far as we know, there are no other aggregators that offer these kind of features" - Surfpack Startpage is such an aggregator.

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