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Summify Gets RSS: The Only Feed You Will Ever Need

The RSS feed of your summary has arrived! It has been a popular request over the last few months, so let’s cut the chat and get straight to the goods.

The link to your RSS feed:
http://summify.com/USERNAME/latest?format=rss

Simply replace “USERNAME” with the name you see in the address bar of your web summary:

How to find the RSS feed in your browser:
Chrome
Firefox 3
Firefox 4+
Safari

So what should I do with my RSS feed? Share your news with friends and followers!

1) Anyone can add your Summary to their Google Reader or other RSS feed reader account using this format: http://summify.com/USERNAME/latest?format=rss

2) Display your Summary on your blog. Simply add the URL of your RSS feed into an RSS widget provided by your blogging platform.

Lastly, before sharing your Summary with the rest of the World, take a quick look at our latest filters that can help you eliminate unwanted stories: http://smf.is/5odaJ

Happy Summifying!

Summify Launches iPhone App


July 8, 2011

After receiving mountains of requests for a mobile app, we set off to discover the best way to make your social summaries mobile. Three months later, we have some exciting results to share with you. Summify for iPhone is here!

Our goal was to create an app that would deliver a beautiful user experience and make it easy to consume the five or ten stories that matter most. Most notable are the large images and standout headlines, designed to keep your focus on what’s important – the stories. You will also enjoy the intuitive navigation, automatic summary notifications, and the ability to manage settings right from your iPhone. The all-new, graphically rich redesign is just a sneak peak of what is yet to come.

Rating and Feedback

Now the rest is up to you! Try out the app and take a second to rate it if you like it!
Good ratings help get Summify in front of more people who might find it really useful. If you’re not quite satisfied with the app, we’re always here to listen. Consider yourself an extension of the team here at Summify. If you don’t speak up, everyone could be missing out on a great idea or improvement. Just drop us an email at team@summify.com
with your feedback – we love to hear it all!

Screenshots:

News Summary (left), Reactions found under each individual story (right)

Individual Story (left), Share Screen (right)

Bye-bye Summify Web, hello Web Summary!

It’s all about the Summary!

Remeber those awesome email digests you’re getting? Well, we’re now calling that a Summary (Pretty clever, eh?) and we’re making it a core part of our product.
You might have noticed some of the recent improvements to the email:

  • We detect and extract images from stories for a more visual experience
  • We show you one of the comments from your friends (tip: hover on their faces to see each one)
  • You can now get your summary more often (twice or 3 times a day)


Social Bar

When reading a story it’s always useful to have context – as such, we’ve built the Summify Social Bar!
You can see it at the top of any story from Summify. It allows you to see which of your friends shared the story, what did they say about it, how many retweets and likes does the story have and you can also share directly from the bar. (tip: you can share to all networks at once if you’re logged in)


Web Summary

You’ve told us that getting a relevant summary in your inbox is great, but sometimes we want functionality that’s just not possible in an email.
As such, we’ve put the summary on the web and we’re going to use it a a building block for a whole new set of amazing features!
If you received an email summary in the last 16 hours, you probably have a web version as well and it should be available at http://summify.com/summary


“Sunsetting” Summify Web

We’ve realised that a summary across every platform (email, web, mobile) is the best way to deliver relevant news without the feeling of being overwhelmed. (less is more)
As such, we’re sorry to announce that we’ll be shutting down the “realtime news reader” Summify Web.Effective March 25th 2011, the product will cease to operate. You don’t need to take any action and we apologize for any inconvenience this will cause you!


Thank you for your support and stay tuned for the next update from Summify!

Configure your Digest, Collapsed Stories and more

Based on user feedback, we found out that people love the email digests we send! So we decided to take this feature, make it even more awesome, and transform into a standalone product: Summify Digest. But don’t take our word for it, have a look at what’s new…

Configure your Digest

You can now configure your minimum and maximum number of stories in a digest, as well as the time at which it’s being sent. If you don’t like the default settings, go ahead and change them.

Collapsed Stories

We all love diversity, so it’s never fun when the stories in your digest are dominated by one source. Starting today, we collapse stories from the same domain and only show the most popular story from each one. Don’t worry, you can see still see the titles of the collapsed stories if you really like that domain.

70M+ Stories Served

Last time we “talked”, we told you that Summify has crawled, aggregated and processed over 25 million news stories from Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds! We’re pleased to announce that we’re now well over70 million stories and it’s growing strong!

One more thing…

We know that reading is an inherently mobile activity (read on the bus, while waiting at the doctor’s, etc.), so we’ve started working on Summify Mobile! It’s still in development, but you will soon be able to read your Top News on the go!
You can add your email address if you want to be the first to be notified when we launch!

Happy Holidays from Team Summify!

Introducing the new Summify!

Today we’re happy to announce the new Summify design! You should see significant changes to the user interface, beginning with a completely refreshed story navigation and a more visually pleasing woody style. :-) Here’s a screenshot:

Navigation between stories was one of the biggest problems we discovered in our private beta, so we made a substantial investment in fixing it with this new design.  As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on this change, just login to check it out.

One more thing…

As we get ready for prime time, we wanted to share one interesting number with you: over the past 3 months, Summify has crawled, aggregated and processed over 25 million news stories from Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds!

We’re very grateful to all of our early adopters for helping us reach this milestone and we look forward to see this number grow at an accelerated pace!

Summify in private beta!

We have great news to share with you: Summify is now officially in private beta, starting today, 23rd March 2010! Woohoo!

After weeks of hard work we finally have something that we can share with more people!  It took us a full week of “intimate” beta to detect and squash all the major bugs (Thank you Bootup Labs crew for the awesome feedback!), but now we’re ready to go! 

We know there are still a lot of things to improve on but the process will be a lot more enjoyable from now on. It’s a whole new world when you have users that can give you feedback, so we really want you to try out Summify!

What’s Summify?

We know it’s been a long wait, so we wanted to remind you what we do. Currently, Summify is a plugin/widget for blogs and websites. If you have a site you can “summify it” and you instantly enable your readers (including those using an iPhone!) to preview any external link from your pages.

We help your readers quickly understand what lies behind a link by showing contextually relevant summaries. This means that Summify identifies that part of the target page that makes the most sense in the article that linked to it. 

We also do a bunch of custom previews. If it’s an Youtube, a picture or a Twitter username your readers can see it right away without having to leave the site. We’ll be releasing a lot more of these custom previews in the following weeks.

See it in action!

You can see how Summify works on this blog and our showcase sites.

Did you receive your invite?

We’ve sent invites to everyone on our private beta list. If you’ve subscribed but you didn’t get an email from us, please let us know

We need all the feedback we can get, so make sure you make your voice heard on our feedback page or send us an email if you need anything specific.

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