Channel hooks

Channel hooks are a powerful feature of Awasu and transform it from being just another RSS reader to something much more profound. Like plugins, they are small programs or scripts that get run by Awasu but while plugins are used to generate feeds, hooks are run when certain things happen with a channel e.g. when the channel is updated or new items are found. In other words, they hook into the flow of information within a channel.

Why is this so important? Browsers such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla and every other RSS reader available today are passive tools; they simply display the data as it arrives without understanding anything about what they are showing. Channel hooks allow Awasu to monitor information as it comes in, analyze it and then respond to it.

Here are some examples of what channel hooks can do:

 

Currently, two channel hooks are installed as standard with Awasu:

Other channel hooks are available on the Awasu web site. For example, this one stores new content in a MySQL database as it arrives.

More channel hooks are scheduled for the near future that will:

 


Further reading: