This past weekend was the first Node Knockout, a 48-hour development competition utilizing Node.js. Always up for exploring new technologies, Intridea was represented at the competition by Michael Bleigh, Sean Soper, and Jerry Cheung. 48 hours later, FlockFeeds has launched!
FlockFeeds is a simple tool that will turn your Twitter stream into a news feed. That means that you can simply add the FlockFeed to your RSS reader (such as Google Reader) and FlockFeeds will automatically fetch all of the links that your Twitter network posts, do its best to understand the content and parse out the important stuff, and put it into an easy-to-consume feed for you.
The application is powered by Node.js, Express.js, MongoDB, and Readability.js. Look for a more in-depth technical post in the near future detailing the participants’ experiences developing in Node.
Not only did FlockFeeds launch, but we’ve decided to open up the source code to the public. Feel free to check out the code on GitHub. So give FlockFeeds a try, and don’t forget to vote for it in the competition! Voting closes Friday, September 3.