Greg Reinacker has been writing about NewsGator’s new ratings feature recently, and I’ve been talking with Greg about how to integrate the rating system into FeedDemon.
Supporting the ratings in FeedDemon’s newspaper is actually very easy, since it simply requires adding a special
script tag to each item. If you’re using FeedDemon, just click the link below to download and install an experimental newspaper style that shows the NewsGator rating for each item:
I’m also considering supporting the rating system in FeedDemon’s news item list. However, I’m concerned about tying FeedDemon too closely to any one feed service, so I’m undecided whether to implement this. While I certainly want to take advantage of the aggregate data provided by online feed services, I really want to do so in a way that doesn’t favor one service over the other. Am I being too cautious here, or do you think I’m right to be careful?