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API v1.x Notice

As you have probably noticed by now, version 1.x of the Stack Exchange API is shutting down today. Unfortunately, this is the version that Stack2RSS currently uses. I have started rewriting the application for v2.2, but I'm not quite finished yet. You can find the source code for the new version here: https://github.com/nathan-osman/stack2rss

  Stack2RSS


About

Stack2RSS is a small service that when given an API query, generates an RSS feed that you can then subscribe to in your RSS reader.

The inspiration for this application came from all of the feature-requests on Meta that I saw. All of the following are now solved by using Stack2RSS: (a long list, I know...)

License

New: now released under the GPLv3 license!

Download

The easiest way to get a feel for what you can do with Stack2RSS is to visit its homepage at:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com

You can vote for your favorite feeds there and submit your own.

To actually use this service, simply format a URL as follows:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/{site}/{query}
  • {site} - the domain name of the site (for example, superuser.com)
  • {query} - the API query to use (for example, users/1)

There is one extra parameter you can use that I should mention:

  • api_version=xxx - forces Stack2RSS to use the given API version (currently this can be either 1.0 or 1.1).

Examples

Here are a couple of examples that demonstrate Stack2RSS usage:

Platform

Any RSS feed reader.

Contact

I can be contacted at admin@quickmediasolutions.com.

Code

The code for this project is now hosted on Launchpad.

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Another service available: systemical.com/web-services/stackoverflow - built on Google AppEngine. –  jldupont Oct 1 '10 at 14:40
    
Hmm, seems to fail when trying view the timeline: quickmediasolutions.com/stack2rss/superuser/questions/16933/… –  TheLQ Oct 3 '10 at 21:25
    
@TheLQ: I'll look into it when I get a chance. –  Nathan Osman Oct 4 '10 at 0:32
    
@TheLQ: It seems like the support for question timelines hasn't been added to Stack2RSS. If you need this functionality, please let me know and I'll add it. –  Nathan Osman Oct 4 '10 at 3:07
    
@TheLQ: Never mind, I'm going to add it anyway. –  Nathan Osman Oct 4 '10 at 3:21
    
@George No thats fine, I was just wanting to point that out. I haven't exactly found an easy way to use Stack2RSS, and it doesn't seem I can track a specific questions –  TheLQ Oct 4 '10 at 11:14
    
@TheLQ: Did you see this? –  Nathan Osman Oct 4 '10 at 17:19
    
@George thank you for this app and hosting of the rss feed, I use it quite a bit. As a suggestion, a link to SO API would be beneficial –  SiegeX Mar 30 '11 at 18:34
    
@SiegeX: Where would you like to see a link to the API? –  Nathan Osman Mar 30 '11 at 22:03
    
@George In the description on this page, somewhere near where you say "you can just browse the site I set up". A link to the API Docs would be a good thing to have. –  SiegeX Mar 30 '11 at 22:56
    
@GeorgeEdison I just tried using this feed, and it seems that tags no longer appear in the body of the feed. –  Yi Jiang Nov 8 '11 at 8:54
    
@YiJiang: You're right - tags should appear in the body of the feed. I'll try and get them added soon. –  Nathan Osman Nov 9 '11 at 6:14
    
@YiJiang: It is now fixed in the code repository. –  Nathan Osman Nov 9 '11 at 18:43
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@StefanLasiewski: I'd like to - it's just that everything is so busy :) –  Nathan Osman May 16 '13 at 19:00
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@Thomas: Actually, I'll probably be rewriting it in Python since I've all but abandoned PHP development and moved to Python now. –  Nathan Osman May 8 at 15:09
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