This is my second product launching, and I am quite excited. As with so many useful tools and services, they are born out of a problem that needs a solution. Versionfeeds is exactly that.
I was quite annoyed by the fact, that I had no central place where I could see all the software releases. I use software a lot, be it at my job, to build my side projects, or tools hosted on my NAS at home. It’s literally dozens, if not hundreds of tools, packages or even programming languages. And most of them receive updates regularly.
That is why I build Versionfeeds.
What is Versionfeeds
On Versionfeeds, you can create custom RSS feeds, add your favorite software to it and then stay up-to-date with all new releases right in your feed reader.
1. Create a custom RSS Feed
Create your own RSS feeds with a custom title and description. Both the title and the description are used for the actual RSS feed and displayed in your feed reader.
2. Add your favorite Software
To add software to your feed, search for it across multiple providers. All public Github, Gitlab, NPM and Packagist projects are supported. Releases are fetched twice a day. If a project doesn’t use releases, tags are fetched if possible.
3. Access your Feed
Each feed has its own, unique RSS URL. The feeds adhere to the official Atom Feed standard and were tested with the W3C Validator. They can be used with any tool that is capable of reading RSS feeds, no matter if it’s a commercial service, a desktop app or a self-hosted web application.
Versionfeeds offers a free plan, that will stay free forever. The number of feeds and software you can add to them is limited. To add unlimited feeds and software, you can upgrade to the Professional plan at any time. The Professional plan costs $4.90 per month or $49 per year.