Dapp Factory

I taught a “Creating Information Portals” class on Wednesday to Dr. Natelson’s Experimental Physics class. A very bright undergrad taught me about this tool: DapperFox. He learned about it when he was working in IT at an Oil & Gas company. DapperFox is a Firefox extension that sits next to the RSS icon in your browser.
Whenever you visit a website DapperFox will show you RSS feeds that other people have created, as well as allow you to create a new feed to share with the community. This is perfect when a site does not have its own RSS feed, or when its feed doesn’t meet your needs. It is really useful in that it can create all of the following at the DappFactory:

  • Dapp XML
  • RSS feed
  • Google Gadget
  • Netvibes Module
  • Google Map
  • iCalendar
  • Image Loop

It also has a demo feature, so you can see what you created, before it is launched. So, now, you can RSSify any website.

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UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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