Posted: 1/20/2011 2:09:41 PM
Originally Posted by dopalicous:
Lipps in all due respect i don't think it would be that much coding....the API is a fairly open interface. i am not the programmer you are it seems like a 3 or 4 day project.
Just a idea, and as i posted earlier i could see how it could interfere with covers business model....As covers really needs people on its site....
Appreciate the timely response, and i apologize if i come off brash it just seems that with all the integration covers has been doing with FB, Twitter, that a RSS feed would be the next logical step.......i also wouldn't mind if there was a paid version of covers that offered these extra features....
You have no idea of all the code re-writes that had to be done to intergrate Wagerline with Covers when they were merged. To say there is at least 5 layers of code alrady Frankienstiened together would be an understatment.
But also you should take a look at the bottom of the page. There is already some RSS feeds for headlines and such. Although RSS feeds are not really being used as much anymore. Most people really didn't or don't grasp it.
There are a good deal of projects underway right now. I wish we had a paid section. I have pushed this for years, but it won't happen. And yes the powers would much rather have people browsing the boards as opposed to getting info pushed to the end users.
Also most don't know, but the boards don't even hardly rank as a profit margin for Sports Direct. Sending out feeds, Odds, and articles to papers, other websites is the money making part. I just love when I see posters saying how we are making all this money off the banner ads and books.
The ads and such are just enough to pay for bandwidth and the employees at HQ central....but I imagine a good deal of the time it's not even enough to pay for it.
We use some freaking major bandwidth.
If they only knew... if they only knew