Appcasting

Sunday 27 February 2005

Fraser Speirs has an interesting epiphany: applications that poll their home page for updates are just like RSS readers polling RSS feeds for updates. So why not distribute software updates via RSS? He calls the result appcasting (similar to the all-the-rage-but-I-don’t-have-an-iPod-so-I-haven’t-tried-it podcasting). It would certainly make it easier for update aggregation sites to function.

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adamg 12:48 PM on 27 Feb 2005

So sorta like the old Marimba model, only newer and fresher and all open-sourcey! :-).

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