Mahalo Badge – Most Recent Updates

Ok, last Mahalo related post for a while I promise! Just one thing I really like about this web site is the amount of community involvement Jason Calacanis uses to make announcements and generate feedback. This is Social Network marketing at its finest, "advertising" to a small but highly engaged group of readers. Valleywag bounced on this a bit and missed the point of using these services to get the word out.

So speaking of community involvement, there has been some talk about widgets and badges for this application, so I thought I would whip something up. This badge will display the most recent edits made on Mahalo. Still needs some tweaking but perhaps the Mahalo team can take this idea and build upon it.

This example is done using Dapper, a great DIY mashup service. The only bummer is it seems like they are caching the results so it might not be up to the second. With a direct RSS feed from Mahalo this could be done much better. Until I can figure out if the cashing problem is with Dapper or the widget setup itself, you can also click the bottom to see the Mahalo page for this. Enjoy!


Here is the embed code:

**Update

Well first of all and to confirm the power of social networks, minutes after adding this page to del.icio.us Jason came across it and and linked us here.

And in true Guy Kawasaki fashion I shipped before I tested it properly. The results aren’t coming through as smoothly as I’d like so its going to take a bit of tweaking. Good news is if you embed that now it will still work in the future, just better. Anyone with experience with Dapper is more than welcome to contact me :).

**Update 2

For those of us who use Netvibes, here is the module for the last ten updates:

And of course for those who just want the plain ol’ RSS

**Update 3

Today Mahalo made RSS feeds available, more info here. In addition to recent updates you can also pull results based on the latest new pages.

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20 Responses to Mahalo Badge – Most Recent Updates

  1. Jason says:

    omg I love you!!!! :-)

  2. Hey the big guy!

    Thanks for stopping by. Still needs some work but its a start. Let us know about RSS!

  3. Paul Knegten says:

    Hey Sean,

    Nice work! Here’s the lowdown on the caching thing with the widget. We do 10 min caching to prevent the content owner’s site from being bombarded. One of the features of our SLAs is the ability to reduce the caching time.

    Shoot me an email at paul(at)dapper.net and I can answer any other questions you have…or just ask them right here so your other users can benefit as well.

    Thanks for the feedback!!

    -Paul (Dapper)

  4. Hello Paul,

    Thanks for visiting, I first saw you guys demo Dapper at Web2Expo and was glad to finally make something with it. I’ve started to make some other other dapps already.

    I do have some questions which I’ll post or email later. Eventually I’d like to do a full post on the service and showcase some of the best dapps. For anyone who comes across this looking for Dapper help you may want to check out this video:

    http://one.revver.com/watch/267081

    Take Care,
    Sean

  5. Eric says:

    Hey Sean,

    We added RSS for new pages and recent changes. Links to the feeds are available at the bottom of the homepage.

    Thanks!

  6. Thanks Eric, I’ve been using the RSS and its great to see the new pages as they pop up.

  7. Dan says:

    We’ve actually had a lot of problems with RSS aggregating services that do not cache, or that do not properly decode HTML entities. It’s nice to hear that Dapp behaves a bit better than some other services.

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