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Monday, October 25, 2010

GPS HUD, RSS practical usage

RSS, Quote from wiki,

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.

Explaining detains of RSS would be out of scope in this article. You can find tons of materials on the web.
GPS Hud can diplay titles of given RSS. It's main usage is to display headlines of current news. Here are some examples of RSS address.

If you enter above urls in the RSS url text box of GPS Hud settings. The titles will be fetched and displayed along with the period which is also set at setttings. Urls tend to be too long to put in by hand so you might as well copy and paste them in the phone. Stock Quote example is for MSFT(Microsoft) only, you can go to and get another address which you want to look.

Above are just a few examples of RSS feed. There are thousands of RSS feed on the web. Search and get best feeds you need.

Next, you can make your own RSS feed with the sites like Feed43. That kind of sites help you make a regular web site written in HTML to a RSS feed and update the content periodically.

I hope this article can help you use GPS Hud more effectively.

1 comment:

  1. I am trying to use RSS to pick up road traffic information but the text in each line is too long to display.

    How can I increase the text length for the feed?

    The feeds are...

    Many thanks
    Steve Marquis