A Dapper app

October 26, 2007

I’m sitting at work right now, I’m not a developer any more (stopped that years ago apart from for personal interest and knowledge) but I’ve just created a Google Gadget and a Facebook App for our RSS feed! How did I do this? Dapper!

Dapper is a great online app which allows you to turn your websites data into widgets quickly and easily. They say: Dapper’s mission is to allow you to use any web based content in any way you can imagine. And by use, we mean going beyond just reading or viewing a webpage. You may want to create an RSS feed or a Google Gadget for a site, take a site’s content and put it on a map, receive an email alert when your site’s Alexa’s ranking goes below 5000, or create a mashup of your favorite band’s tour dates and a camping locations reservation website to organize your musical camping vacation. Whatever you want to do, however you want to mold the web, Dapper can help you do it.

Dapper basically scrapes data from a site and creates API streams from it. It’s great! I highly recommend you try it!


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