Blog Reader for SharePoint MVP’s Windows Phone 8 App

9712c7be-7341-44af-9703-a6eb0991bd41The Blog Reader for SharePoint MVP’s App grabs the latest blog posts from all known SharePoint MVP blogs and surfaces them in one handy interface. Get the latest insider info from your favorite SharePoint MVP’s, anywhere, anytime!

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If you are an SharePoint MVP & blogger and would like to add/update your blog, just email ktuomi@itgroove.net and I will add you.

As fuel for this App, I created a Yahoo Pipes mashup of all the SharePoint MVP blog feeds I could find after a couple hours of research.

About Yahoo Pipes:
“Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.

Like Unix pipes, simple commands can be combined together to create output that meets your needs:

    • combine many feeds into one, then sort, filter and translate it.
    • geocode your favorite feeds and browse the items on an interactive map.
    • power widgets/badges on your web site.
    • grab the output of any Pipes as RSS, JSON, KML, and other formats.”

I simply add the blog RSS feed URL’s desired (10 is the limit per widget), pipe it into a UNION, then do a sort by date descending, and output the whole thing as a consolidated RSS feed which has a Feedburner front end on it:

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Output is the combined RSS feeds of all the SP MVP’s involved:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/SpMvps

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And finally, in this scenario, i’m consuming the feed via the Windows Phone 8 i’ve created, previewed below in the super awesome Hyper-V / Visual Studio Windows Phone 8 Emulator (thanks to my colleague Colin for schooling me up on that!):

The App itself is free can be found in the Windows Phone 8 Store at http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/blog-reader-for-sharepoint-mvps/1e4bf36f-4f4d-484e-afd0-17fafb19f96a or by searching for “Blog Reader for SharePoint” either via the website http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/ff402563(v=vs.105).aspx or, of course, via the Store on your Windows 8 Phone!

Submissions/edits are most welcome, if you know of any more active SharePoint MVP bloggers, please let me know at ktuomi@itgroove.net!

App, RSS, Windows 8 Phone, Yahoo Pipe

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