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Dapp: New on Steam

Third-party RSS feed :: March 10th, 2007 :: New products, Site news :: 10 Responses (Feed)

Dapper is a web service that tries to build RSS feeds from any web page you throw at it. It’s still in its infancy and disconcertingly buggy (character encoding and analysis of the class property are missing for a start), but I’ve managed to put it to use all the same. If you’ve ever been annoyed that the official Steam feed doesn’t reliably list new releases, New on Steam should sort you out. 🙂

There are lots of advanced usage options for anyone who needs something besides a feed, including iCal output. Pretty cool stuff.

There is now an official feed for new games.


10 Responses to this post:

  1. RP Says:

    Thanks 🙂
    BTW, on the latest weekley STEAM news they said that next week they are about to announce a new major publisher catalog on STEAM.

    http://www.steampowered.com/Steam/Marketing/message/974/

  2. Tom Edwards Says:

    Probably Atari.

  3. ToBo Says:

    The official feed isn’t even reliable when it comes to the latest news, sometimes news appear only days after being posted on steampowered.com

  4. Tom Edwards Says:

    It becomes corrupted, I think. Character encoding issues again.

  5. Tom Edwards Says:

    Dates are working now, as best they can. Paste in the new URL.

  6. Stuart P. Bentley Says:

    Or you could use RSSpect, which came out something like a year ago.

    http://www.rsspect.com

  7. Tom Edwards Says:

    That seems to need markup changes before it can work.

  8. ally Says:

    in other news

    i read somewhere that doug lombardi announced that new community features would be being implemented by the end of the spring

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