Tyler Gillies and Max Ogden, who recently ported Diaspora to a CouchApp have released Couchpubtato. Couchpubtato is a CouchApp that turns CouchDB into a PubSubHubbub subscriber. Be sure and catch Episode 0.3.7 for the scoop on PubSubHubbub if you missed it.
What does all of this mean for you? Now with a little help from Superfeedr, you can create a realtime JSON API from any PubSubHubbub-enabled XML feed.
What you’ll need
- First, you’ll need CouchDB running locally or on the Internets, perhaps at CouchOne.
- Next, signup for a free Superfeedr account and configure a feed. Set the callback URL to point to your CouchDB instance:
Now Superfeedr will pump your CouchDB full of data as your feed updates. So smart!