Our RSS Feeds

What is RSS? And what RSS Feeds do All About Symbian supply? Here's a five minute guide to RSS and the feeds we have.

Ever wondered what that little RSS logo with the letters RSS means on our website? Or for that matter on a lot of the other websites that you browse through? Or maybe you do know what it stands for and want to know what feeds we have? Then look no further.

The Wonderful World of RSS

Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary, depending on who you ask) was changed the way a lot of people read websites. Now it's possible to read a websites content without actually visiting the site. RSS feeds (small files written at the same time as news and articles are posted) can be ready by dedicated programs, and presented to the reader in much the same way as an email client or Usenet News Reader. But the best way to start off with is a website called Bloglines, a free web based RSS client you log into with your email address. You can then build up your list of RSS Feeds, simply by clicking on a link button you can add to your browser.

Bloglines Showing All About Symbian's Feed

Spotting sites that have feeds.

As with everything in the computing world, nobody can agree on a common format, so the term RSS actually covers three formats: .rss (v0.9), .xml/rdf (v1.0) and (v2.0) and Atom. All About Symbian provides all our feeds in the RSS and XML flavours. Just choose one of them for your RSS reader and let it do the rest. There's a number of RSS Readers out there, so let's point out a few of them.

If you're looking for a dedicated reader on your PC, then look no further than Feed Demon (http://www.feeddemon.com/). It's gone through a highly public beta program, and is one of the most mature RSS readers out there. Mac users can point themselves at the equally splendid RSS Reader in the Thunderbird browser. Series 60 owners can have a look at WildPalm's HeadLine, which provides a RSS Reader on their phone. UIQ users are best looking at doHeadlines, while 92x0 users will find that Bloglines mobile version (http://www.bloglines.com/mobile/) is just as good on a mobile device as it is on your desktop PC.

All About Symbian's RSS Feeds

We've got a wide range of feeds to choose form, so you only need to read the news that you want to read. Just right click these links and copy them into your RSS Reader - they all link directly to the relevant feed as described. Our main feed, which will give you all the content that goes on the front page of the main site can be found here (rss, xml, atom). You can pick up a feed that's specific to your phone, so you've get only the news that you want (and none of those pesky N-Gage articles). Communicators (rss, xml, atom), Series 60 (rss, xml, atom) and UIQ (rss, xml, atom).

Of course if you have an N-Gage, you have got your own feed for news (rss, xml, atom) along with a feed to give you any updates and news specifically about the MMC Game cards (rss, xml, atom). Along with devices, we've seperate feeds giving you news about the Symbian OS world (rss, xml, atom) and one for links to articles on the Internet that our editorial team find interesting (rss, xml, atom).

Getting Started Really Quickly

The main All About Symbian feeds are shared in Bloglines. If you point your browser at http://www.bloglines.com/public/allaboutsymbian and you can then copy these into your own Bloglines account. Alternativly, you can use this OPML file of the All About Symbian main feeds.

Summary of Our Feeds

News feeds

Feed Description / Content
Summary
Full Feed
All News Categories RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 90 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQ News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Symbian OS News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
N-Gage News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Links of Interest RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Editorial RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Site News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3

Mobile News Feeds

These link to the mobile version of the site, and thus are suitable for use in aggregators and RSS readers used directly on a Symbian or other mobile device.

Feed Description / Content
Summary
Full Feed
All News Categories RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 90 News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQ News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Symbian OS News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
N-Gage News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Links of Interest RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Editorial RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Site News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3

Software Feeds

These feeds are based on new and updated software as displayed on Handango.

Feed Description / ContentNew SoftwareUpdated SoftwareNew and Updated Software
All Symbian SoftwareRSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQRSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3 RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3

Article and Features Feeds

These feeds are for are articles and features that appear in the device and features section of the site.

Feed Description / Content
Summary
All Articles and Features RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Develop Articles RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Devices News RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60 Devices RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80 Devices RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQ Devices RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60 Features RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80 Features RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQ Features RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3


Review Feeds

These feeds are for the reviews that appear in the review section of the site.

Feed Description / Content
Summary
All Reviews RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Applications RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Games RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
N-Gage MMC RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Hardware RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 60 Reviews RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
Series 80 Reviews RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3
UIQ Reviews RSS: 0.91 1.00 2.00 ATOM: 0.3

Forum Feeds

In the forum, at the forum listing level there is an XML button which links to an RSS feed for that forum. There are more than 60 feeds available in this manner.


 

Published by Ewan Spence at 22:35 UTC, October 21st

Section: Articles
Categories: How To, Comment
Platforms: Series 60, Series 80, Series 90, UIQ, General