The Daily Goss Facebook Application

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The Daily GossThe Daily Goss is an online celebrity gossip magazine. They asked me to create a Facebook application that would display the latest headlines from their RSS feed.

The application consists of a canvas page and profile entry that are essentially identical. The headlines are got from the RSS feed, while the thumbnail images are fetched directly from the news pages themselves. The data is fetched asynchronously by a cron task that runs at regular intervals. When there is new data it is parsed and stored. This means that no user ever has to wait for the data to be got from the Daily Goss site – it always comes direct from the application.