This is an advanced technical feature, primarily for developers at this time.

What if you want to hook your Radio3 flow into a service that we don't have built-in support for? You can always use the RSS feed to make the connection, but then you have to poll the feed to see when it updates. That seems inefficient.

So there's a new feature in 0.53 that allows you to specify the URL of a service that we will ping whenever the RSS feed updates. It sends along one parameter, the URL of the feed.

There's a new Advanced settings panel where you can enter this URL.

Please don't post comments about this feature on the main mail list, if you have questions post a comment here. If there's enough interest we'll start a Radio3 developers list.

More info

The URL you provide must be of the form:

http://server.com/page?url=

In other words, all we do before calling it is add the URL of the user's feed to the end of the string you provide. If you don't include the ?url= (or whatever you call the param) then it won't work.

09/11/14; 01:44:17 PM

If you want to include a podcast with your Radio3 feed, this is what you do.

  1. Paste the URL of the media file in the enclosure section of the Radio user interface. Screen shot.

  2. Publish the item.

That's it. Radio3 will automatically figure out how big the enclosure is and what its type is and include it in the feed.

When the item shows up in the history table, there will be a headphone icon next to the other icons. It links to the media file.

Note that the enclosure link will not be sent to Twitter, Facebook or WordPress. If you want the link to be sent, repeat it in the link field of the Radio3 user interface.

09/11/14; 09:46:16 AM

Last built: Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 12:03 PM

By Dave Winer, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM.