Launching: iOSFeeds.com - site that aggregates community blog posts
Find new articles from the iOS/Swift community and support the bloggers!Published: Jan. 24, 2021
It is here. iOSFeeds.com. On this site you will find fresh articles about iOS, Swift and other related topics from the community. I built this to provide additional exposure mainly to new or lesser-known bloggers.
My hope is that this site could help encourage new folks to share their experiences, tips, tutorials and more about iOS, Swift, macOS, watchOS or tvOS. Currently the site updates the articles every few hours from RSS feeds listed in the iOS Dev Directory in the Development EN section.
Because RSS is wild west, there can be weird things happening from time to time. I am keeping an eye on the site and hope to fix any possible issues as soon as a I can. You can also ping me on Twitter if you see something wonky.
My main goal is not to curate the content. That's what many wonderful community newsletters are for. However I had to manually disable some feeds where most of the posts weren't related to iOS/Swift at all. I am not happy doing this, but ultimately I want this site to be useful to iOS developers which means it should surface relevant content.
Other feeds caused my parser to crash 😅, so I had to add some exception handling and these are therefore also disabled.
If you don't see your articles on the site, yet your feed is listed in iOS Dev Directory. Please let me know and we will figure something out.
Random article button
Feeling a bit adventurous? Use the "Read random article" button which will select one random article for you. Maybe you discover something cool you wouldn't otherwise. You can also set this as your browser homepage and this way, you will support many bloggers in the community and will be reminded to check what is new 🙂
Fan of Shortcuts? Create homepage icon that will take you to
https://iosfeeds.com/random-article and you can access new random article with a single tap. Or create automated shortcut to periodically add new article to your Safari's reading list.
Since with RSS it is often hard to know when certain post was published, there is only the option of indexing all of them. Since I already have around 8000 articles indexed, I created a simple archive page where you can search for more posts. I am indexing only titles so don't expect the search to work like Google.
Lastly there are sections for newsletters and podcasts. I figured it won't hurt aggregating them on iOS Feeds as well. Let me know if your favorites are missing and I will add them as soon as possible. Please only active ones.