We continue to add new features to the platform, often at the request of users, and the newest is the ability to share files that have been set to public over RSS feeds. For quite a while now user have had the ability to share public files. An example of such a feed can be found here. This is the RSS feed for these public files which are shared via Amazon S3.
RSS for files supporta all the Clouds SMEStorage supports i.e. Amazon S3, RackSpace Cloud Files, MobileMe, Box.net, Gmail, Email, FTP, Evernote, Google Docs, and any WebDav enabled cloud.
If a user clicks on a the links of the RSS item in the feed, the file will be downloaded.
RSS links are in the format:
The order can be ‘last’ or ‘popular’
For Example .
If a user or tag is ‘*’ then any user/tag is used (no filter with user/tag)
Also the link can be truncated if default values are used. For Example:
This shows all the latest files
This shows the the same as the previous example
This show the most popular files of all users
The shows the popular user files of a user called ‘TestUser’
This show the last files of a user called ‘Testuser’ with tag mp3
The default values are: order – last, limit – 100, user – * (all users), tag – * (no filter with tag)
Cool things you can do ? Well you could store all your files in your GMail account and then give access to them over an RSS Feed. Alternatively, if you are a company you could have an RSS link at the bottom of your email signature that gives access to white papers or product documentation for download. Or how about displaying the files you want to be available for download on your WordPress or Joomla CMS using the RSS plug-in’s they provide. If you come up with a unique use, let us know !
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