How to integrate your interests in Flipboard

Flipboard is a magical tool which allows us to browse a virtual newspaper from an iPad, iPhone or even an Android tablet or smartphone. The design of the layout is beautiful, and probably the main reason for its success. However, despite the impressive variety of sources available, it may happen that it is not enough.

As an example, let’s say we want to get news on “Tim Burton”. Here what Flipboard shows us:

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Flipboard proposes us to follow news from a Tumblr blog, a Facebook page or three Twitter accounts, whose @timburton_news where news are provided by newsinapp ;)

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Python and Redis: A mini search engine

How to use Redis/Django to build a mini search engine (Sorry only in french)

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How to build a news aggregator with backbone.js - Part 2

In the previous post, I have been using backbone.js to retrieve news provided by newsinapp.io. Now, I need to display them in an unique HTML page. By unique page, I mean that all user interactivities will be only in one HTML page, and backend server will provide only data and no HTML tags.

How will be the GUI of this application ? First, a list will display each latest news. When a news is selected, the content detail will be displayed on the side. In addition, an image or video will be shown if it is available.

Explanation view

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How to build a news aggregator with Dojo

Nowadays many websites display twitter widgets with good or bad moods of their authors. I told myself that it was not bad at all, but I think better things could be done.

Emmett Brown And this morning, I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor! This is what displays news on subjects I am interested in ...

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Easy to change a domain name ?

Two domain names and a ruthless man meet together in the cloud. They are deliberating on an important change that affect all of three.

Topics.io: So young, and already having to change your domain name, but why do you renounce me? You hate me so much? I am not good enough for you?

A ruthless man: You must understand. You are a nice domain name. But, we had no choice. The web site retrieves news for our users to integrate them into their applications. In short, our users want news and not topics. So we do not need you ...

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How to build a news aggregator with backbone.js - Part 1

In this post and the following, we will build a news aggregator in an unique page using backbone.js. By unique page, I mean that all user interactivities will be only in one HTML page, and backend server will provide only data and no HTML tags. Finally, fed by news, this application will use an API RESTful, http://newsinapp.io

backbone.js is a MVC framework in Javascript. A new quirk? A plaything for skilled developers? A fancy of a few gurus in javascript? I’m probably not the only person who thinks it. So I decided to look at ...

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