RSS feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content.
You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as it’s published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
With tchop’s new “Integration” feature, you can now automate content directly to your app with little to no effort.
Why is this a good thing? Because automation is key to efficiency.
Plus it means we don’t have to open a ton of tabs to reach different articles. They’ll all be there, laid out in the one easy to read place.
Want to understand RSS better? Read our FAQ “What is an RSS Feed and how do I generate one?”
See for yourself and try it out: >>>>> rss.tchop.io (you will need to register a free account if you don’t have one – it only takes 1 minute)
We are really excited about this game-changing new feature we have just implemented to tchop native apps. In fact, the whole team have set up there own magazine style apps that are now feeding all content from their favourite magazines and websites directly to the one place. This was the most fun testing task we’ve had so far…
So now our platform makes it even easier to import content automatically.
You can set up a direct feed for any content you want to your app and let our new Integration feature do all the content populating work for you – even google search results for the latest news, in any topic of your choice, can appear in your app as it happens – see how to do it here: How do I integrate Google search results directly to my tchop app?
This way you don’t have to go searching google or individual news sites for the latest news and topics, you just open your app and all the latest desired content is there waiting for you. And it will always be up-to-date. That’s the cool thing about rss feeds, the info from the source is published via their own feeds (that we then use and integrate through tchop) as it happens, as the news is published or posted.
We love editorial teams so we’re kinda sorry that we’ve made it possible to create an entire content-full reading experience, instantly available with little effort. But let us explain..
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regular updates from web content. So, RSS is really handy for those who regularly visit the web. It allows you to stay informed easily, by retrieving all the latest content from the websites you are interested in, and displaying them together in the one easy-to-read place. It also saves you time by not having to visit each site individually every time.
Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers offer their content in the form of an RSS Feed to the public through their website.
Just look for the RSS Feed icon on the websites of your choice:
All you need now, is some good RSS feeds and a feed reader platform like tchop to feed them all through.
Here is an example (desktop preview) of a BBC News integration (scroll up and down on the mobile phone screen you see when you open link).
Already a tchop user? Then head over to our FAQs where we show you how to set up your integrations right away – How do I automate content using the tchop RSS Feed Integration?
tchop tip: If the website you want to feed content from, has no RSS Feed icon (let’s be honest.. it happens), here is another way you can generate an RSS feed url:
Look through the website’s source code:
- Right click on the webpage you want to feed the content from. The webpage should be a landing page that populates new posts like “news”
- Choose “View Page Source”
- From the source code page, press “cmd F” a shortcut to “Find”
- In the “Find” search bar type “feed” or “rss”.
- Find the piece of code that looks something like: <a href=”http://www.wikihow.com/feed.rss” />
- Click on that link and you will see the RSS Feed url you need to connect the feed to your tchop app.
So, get started building your own blog app and let the internet do all the work for you. Sign up here: www.tchop.io
For further reading on automated content integrations we have written a blog post: Three easy ways to add web content to your tchop app using URLs, RSS Feeds and Slack Integrations