RSS feeds


#1

RSS feed that you can customize showing arriving and or departing info for a chosen airport to place on a webpage. Just a text listing so when they click on it they come to flightaware.


#2

[quote=“plumley1”]
RSS feed that you can customize showing arriving and or departing info for a chosen airport to place on a webpage. Just a text listing so when they click on it they come to flightaware./quote

I’ll second that. RSS feeder on my phone alerts me, it on my Google home page. It’s all good. :smiley:

“YOU CAN DO IT”[/quote]


#3

Only two of us use RSS? Weird. I thought a lot more people would be up with the times.


#4

It’s too simple for me to use.


#5

Is there some kind of alternate you can suggest then?


#6

I was joking. “RSS” stands for Really Simple Syndication.

By the way, I do use RSS for a few things, FlightAware not being one of them due to, as far as I can tell, the lack of RSS. For FlightAware, I find it is just simple to put a link in the link toolbar to access anything specific I want to access in FlightAware.


#7

Must be an Ohio thing.


#8

What a coincidence, I was just logging in to request they provide airport data via RSS or ATOM.

It would be very convenient to have the rss link on my bookmark bar and just click it to drop down the list of incoming flights.

Please…Pretty Please.

Paul


#9

I wouldn’t mind having something like this either.


#10

There is RSS for the Discussion Forums. I send it to my “My Yahoo” page.

us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AnnjHnPiMo … ware.com//


#11

Don’t need it for the forums…for arrivals and departures


#12

Flightaware leaders? Any chance?


#13

You already said you wanted it - give them some time to implement (assuming they will implement it). In my oh-so-humble opinion, there are other higher priority items to implement.


#14

Besides, they are gurus, not leaders…

SARCASM!!!


#15

That’s EXALTED gurus!


#16

Frankly – we have it working in a variety of ways (for over a year), but have never found a model that makes it attractive. RSS stuff gets hit a lot with automatic refreshes that nobody looks at (same load/impact as a web page) with no effective advertising model and very few click-throughs.

We’d have to spend lots of money on hardware, infrastructure, and bandwidth (every few feature requires this) and with no value proposition in sight.

Additionally, it would compete with DirectFlight as a free way to get XML arrival/departure information without paying for distribution/reuse/resale/etc.

The way that we’re able to provide free, cool, powerful data, tools, and resources and not go out of business is that we have to make decisions like this.


#17

Have you thought about using Carmen Electra, Kathrine Heigl, Jessica Alba, Jessica Beil, or even Heidi Klum for this?

Sorry, that one was too easy to pass up.


#18

Quite frankly, it would not bother me if RSS was never implemented. Regardless of what others may think, I really don’t think RSS is the best thing since sliced bread.

It’s not that difficult to put a link on your desktop or tool bar of your browser and occasionally check it. You can also use the email alerts and get the information. If you don’t know how to do either of these then search the web for the former and this website for the latter.