RSS Feeds what Wiki says;
“RSS (Rich Site Summary); originally RDF Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication, uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. An RSS document (called "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author’s name.
RSS feeds enable publishers to syndicate data automatically. A standard XML file format ensures compatibility with many different machines/programs. RSS feeds also benefit users who want to receive timely updates from favourite websites or to aggregate data from many sites.
Subscribing to a website RSS removes the need for the user to manually check the website for new content. Instead, their browser constantly monitors the site and informs the user of any updates. The browser can also be commanded to automatically download the new data for the user.
Software termed "RSS reader", "aggregator", or "feed reader", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based, present RSS feed data to users. Users subscribe to feeds either by entering a feed’s URI into the reader or by clicking on the browser’s feed icon. The RSS reader checks the user’s feeds regularly for new information and can automatically download it, if that function is enabled. The reader also provides a user interface.”
Why use it on your iSchoolApp, it just makes life so much easier. Lets take your School News, critical information for your parents and community. One person updates the website (which by the way we also build), then the News Letter, then we try and get this on an email or information to the parents, just too hard and too time consuming.
So on your website as your website developer to create a widget with an RSS feed, we (or you!) just grab that fee and place in your iSchoolApp.
That’s it! That is all you have todo.
One thing to note we can’t alter the feed, the feed design and look is controlled by your website.
So once you update the website ALL device will update and the best about this, it will take the parent back to your school website!