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Chameleon Reader to the Rescue!

I love my bloglines. That must certainly be said.

Making bloglines even better is the now the chore for Chameleon Reader. It has become the primary viewport into my bloglines account. The advantages it provides are impressive if you’ve found yourself overwhelmed by the number of feeds you’re tracking. Chameleon keeps a dynamically organized list based on your own personal reading habits. I can’t tell you how much this rocks.

It’s still “alpha?” software, but getting better all the time. It’s probably the most ingenious use of the Bloglines WebService API that I’ve seen. Actually, come to think of it, I haven’t seen very many other implementations. The only one that comes to mind is the integration into Nick Bradbury’s FeedDemon product.

Chameleon is unique and worth a shot if you’re a bloglines user. It will be interesting to see where all this goes, especially with the AskJeeves acquisition. I’m hopeful that the API and the possibilities for added functionality like Chameleon are in the game plan for AskJeeves. If not, I might have to start hacking Feed on Feeds with Phil.

Originally published on Saturday February 19, 2005 at 8:09 am

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