• Pulsefeed - could we get some Alpha testers?
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  • [url]http://blog.pulsefeed.com/alpha1/[/url] So Pulsefeed has been my spare-time project for the last few months; it's finally somewhat-ready, and so I've put up a public Alpha. If you've got a moment I'd appreciate you checking it out and giving any feedback you may have. To do so just login @ [url]http://pulsefeed.com/login[/url] and you'll be directed to enter an invite code; on the enter code page there's a list of current codes (the invite system is really only there in-case the server [which is only my little personal server currently] gets overloaded, I've not done much stress-testing on the app). Cheers!
  • When I try to login with Facebook it first redirects me to Facebook ( which what is expected ) but then when I authorize your app I get redirected back and am still not logged in. [img]http://puu.sh/hGR3[/img]
  • [QUOTE=commander204;34789796]When I try to login with Facebook it first redirects me to Facebook ( which what is expected ) but then when I authorize your app I get redirected back and am still not logged in.[/QUOTE] Awful bug on my part there, it should be fixed (at least, if the facebook login fails it will give the right message).
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;34790528]can you add where the source comes from? that would be great to know.[/QUOTE] You can add any RSS feed @ [url]http://pulsefeed.com/sources/add[/url], and browse sources @ [url]http://pulsefeed.com/sources[/url] Any RSS feed will work (or should), typing a straight blog address link should also work assuming they have the feed linked in their headers.
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;34790962]I can't seem to open this [url]http://www.pulsefeed.com/article/615[/url][/QUOTE] Yeah I noticed that when it popped up on my news stream too; I'm pretty sure it's something to do with the page being loaded in the frame (some kind of anti-frame code), when loading the article directly ([url]http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/20/connecting-your-apps_2c00_-files_2c00_-pcs-and-devices-to-the-cloud-with-skydrive-and-windows-8.aspx[/url]) it works. I'll implement a timer on the load div which will link to the article directly for when this happens.
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;34791233][img]http://jung3o.com/i/img_145609.png[/img] here is another.[/QUOTE] What's the link to the article? Unfortunately pages with javascript can't be scraped (we use the readability scraper on pages without full-content RSS feeds to grab the summary)
  • here is one of the example [url]http://pulsefeed.com/article/378[/url] [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] it seems to come from BBC
  • [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;34791868]here is one of the example [url]http://pulsefeed.com/article/378[/url] [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] it seems to come from BBC[/QUOTE] Unfortunately there's no real fix to this, I'll see what I can do though.
  • "We could not validate your login" after authorizing the app on facebook.
  • I would suggest displaying the original site's name more prominently in the feed page. Right now it's pretty hard to tell because there's just an icon at the bottom of the block and most of the times it's hard to tell what it represents.
  • can't you just do some ajax requests? because whenever I press like it refreshes. That's annoying.
  • [QUOTE=affail;34793422]"We could not validate your login" after authorizing the app on facebook.[/QUOTE] I'm afraid you'll have to just try again; I'm not sure why this happens; it seems as if it's something within the Facebook SDK (I can't seem to re-create the problem). [QUOTE=TerabyteS_;34793517]I would suggest displaying the original site's name more prominently in the feed page. Right now it's pretty hard to tell because there's just an icon at the bottom of the block and most of the times it's hard to tell what it represents.[/QUOTE] Originally it was like this; but with the 3-column layout it's harder to find enough width to fit them in; bear in mind there is a 3rd Collect button hidden in the bottom too. As for the favicons, I should soon have them all working, google's favicon thing is rubbish, and I've built my own which uses the <link> tag as well as /favicon.ico to locate the favicons. [QUOTE=zzlawlzz;34793847]can't you just do some ajax requests? because whenever I press like it refreshes. That's annoying.[/QUOTE] Of course that's the long-term plan, it's an Alpha for a reason :)
  • Another bug with the Facebook login, it seems you are just sending the user back in history. So if I click on the login link from your OP, and then on the Facebook Login link, I get send back to this thread on facepunch. [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] I also get a "We could not validate your login" error, something I did wrong?
  • [QUOTE=commander204;34794171]Another bug with the Facebook login, it seems you are just sending the user back in history. So if I click on the login link from your OP, and then on the Facebook Login link, I get send back to this thread on facepunch.[/QUOTE] Whoops, the login page sets where you end up after logging in, it's currently only set to the referrer, will fix. [QUOTE=commander204;34794171] I also get a "We could not validate your login" error, something I did wrong?[/QUOTE] This I'm really not sure about, I've managed to login on two facebook accounts without issue (both re-logging in and registering fresh); does it happen every time you try to login? [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] It *might* be fixed now, I've updated FD-Core with a more 'robust' (ie it follows the examples) facebook login; unfortunately I can't really test as it's working for me...
  • Looks really nice! I might actually start using it instead of going to individual sites. Great work, very inituitive (seems familliar to users of most social networks (Facebook/Twitter) etc. Be interesting to see how far it goes.
  • [QUOTE=BBgamer720;34802827]Looks really nice! I might actually start using it instead of going to individual sites. Great work, very inituitive (seems familliar to users of most social networks (Facebook/Twitter) etc. Be interesting to see how far it goes.[/QUOTE] :D That's the problem I was planning to solve, was getting sick of opening 200 tabs for each blog I read, so hopefully Pulsefeed slaps them all together.
  • I still was not able to login with facebook. I removed the application and then retried, same thing... What does the error "We could not validate your login" mean? [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] I managed to sign up with my Twitter account
  • I know it'd be hard, but maybe try to do a 'reader' type thing instead of loading the whole web page. (Like on iOS) - That'd be cool.
  • [QUOTE=BBgamer720;34804861]I know it'd be hard, but maybe try to do a 'reader' type thing instead of loading the whole web page. (Like on iOS) - That'd be cool.[/QUOTE] Not sure I understand, could you give me a screenshot/similar of it? [QUOTE=commander204;34804322]I still was not able to login with facebook. I removed the application and then retried, same thing... What does the error "We could not validate your login" mean? [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] I managed to sign up with my Twitter account[/QUOTE] I assume it still came up with "we could not validate your login" or similar? I'm struggling to locate the error, I pushed forward the logging on FD-Core (which powers the site), but nothings appeared. The users are being created, but the login stage doesn't work; I'll keep looking for the problem.
  • [QUOTE=Fizzadar;34807309]Not sure I understand, could you give me a screenshot/similar of it? [/QUOTE] [url]http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html#gallery-safari-reader[/url]
  • [QUOTE=BBgamer720;34817673][url]http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html#gallery-safari-reader[/url][/QUOTE] Ah yes, originally this is how I was doing it (either using the feeds content or, if that wasn't full, readability to 'scrape' the content). The only problem with this is 1. it sometimes breaks and fails to extract the right bit or all of the content and 2. I'm pretty certain this would result in copyright issues; in Safari's reader the content-ripping is done clientside, so it doesn't matter, but doing it server side might piss off a lot of publishers. However, the eventual plan (if pulsefeed does grow), is to implement a way for publishers to set up hidden <divs>/similar in their content, which pulsefeed will read and display 'inline', without the frame.
  • Man this is so cool, i'm already finding it really useful and it has totally removed the need for me to open a-bazzilion different webpages for my news...
  • WOT doesn't like your site. [quote]This site has a poor reputation based on user ratings. pulsefeed.com View rating details and comments Trustworthiness Very poor Vendor reliability Very poor Privacy Very poor Child safety Very poor [/quote]
  • [QUOTE=SataniX;34821723]WOT doesn't like your site.[/QUOTE] Very true. [url]http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pulsefeed.com/[/url]
  • [quote]PulseFeed is a human edited web directory known for its SEO friendliness and its professionalism. List your website or business in our highly promoted directory today!![/quote] Looks like you've bought a preowned domain.
  • [QUOTE=jetboy;34823179]Looks like you've bought a preowned domain.[/QUOTE] Ey? [QUOTE=Silentfood;34822445]Very true. [url]http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pulsefeed.com/[/url][/QUOTE] Wotever :) [QUOTE=Warvibe;34821638][IMG]http://ss.laurensvandam.nl/bt3le1.png[/IMG] Typo here.[/QUOTE] Whoops!, On the fix list :P