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community support => General discussion on the mediaCLOUD => Topic started by: Paul of Mo on December 08, 2015, 09:51:45 AM

Title: Need a solution to update an RSS embedded feed by dropbox, email, or text?
Post by: Paul of Mo on December 08, 2015, 09:51:45 AM
I have used the dropbox link to be able to email content directly to the clients TV's and would like to do the same for scrolling text.

Ideally would be able to sent a simple text message and have it populate the scrolling text on the campaign.

Any out of the box ideas?

Thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Need a solution to update an RSS embedded feed by dropbox, email, or text?
Post by: Gert on December 14, 2015, 01:12:49 AM
Hi Paul,

Try this:

https://zapier.com/zapbook/email/rss/4104/create-rss-feed-from-email/
Title: Re: Need a solution to update an RSS embedded feed by dropbox, email, or text?
Post by: Paul of Mo on December 14, 2015, 08:46:50 PM
Gert,

Thanks - That is what I landed on and it works.

FYI Zapier RSS is atom not RSS 2.0 so if you want pictures to scroll you have to insert them as a URL and not simply drag and drop into the message body.

Once Zapier upgrades their RSS feed then you can just drag and drop images into the message body.  Zapier said sometime in 2016.

One limitation is that it will only work scrolling vertically - I was hoping for horizontal.  But am pleased with the results.

Sounds like we are thinking the same way - Fun

- Paul


Title: Re: Need a solution to update an RSS embedded feed by dropbox, email, or text?
Post by: Paul of Mo on May 04, 2017, 02:42:43 PM
Zapier has limited the size of RSS feeds so this does not work anymore.

I had to write my own script to create an RSS feed directly from a gmail.  I have been burned so many time by free software that is not free or changes after I start using it.

Just a heads up.

- Paul