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Wednesday 25th March 2015 12:32 PM [Awasu News]

Now that you've all had a bit of time to have a play with the 3.0.2 release, it's time to explain in a bit more detail about one of its new cool features.

One of Awasu's strongest features has always been its extensibility [1]If you're not sick of me droning on about this by now, you will be soon 🙄 , and the 3.0.2 release builds on this by adding support for a bunch of new plugin channels, that can retrieve content from a variety of sources:

Google

Twitter

Wikipedia

Email accounts

Web pages
(via scraping)

Pinterest

There is also one channel hook:

Save incoming content in an external database
(currently MySQL or SQL Server, Postgres coming soon)

These are all currently still in private beta, but if you'd like to take them for a spin, drop me a line and let me know:

  • What version of Awasu you're running.
  • Which extensions you're interested in.

and I'll let you know when they're ready.

You should be running Awasu Professional Edition v3.0.2, although support for them will be back-ported to v3.0 shortly.

Part of the work in building these was putting together a framework [2]This will be released soon, to make it easier for you to write your own extensions. that will let me easily churn them out, so you can expect a slew of new ones in the coming year [3]Currently on my to-do list: LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, GitHub, CrunchBase, Vine, Instagram, Spotify , Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, Instapaper, FourSquare, Yelp. Sigh... :whip: . Let me know if there's anything you'd like support for... [4]And yes, I know everyone will want one for Facebook, and I actually had one working, but Facebook changed their API and broke things 🙁 , so I'm going to have to revisit this one. Double-sigh...

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1. If you're not sick of me droning on about this by now, you will be soon 🙄
2. This will be released soon, to make it easier for you to write your own extensions.
3. Currently on my to-do list: LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, GitHub, CrunchBase, Vine, Instagram, Spotify , Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox, Instapaper, FourSquare, Yelp. Sigh... :whip:
4. And yes, I know everyone will want one for Facebook, and I actually had one working, but Facebook changed their API and broke things 🙁 , so I'm going to have to revisit this one. Double-sigh...
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