RSS Reader for Windows Phone 7

A SYNOPSIS A Synopsis Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology Discipline Submitted To

[RAJIV GANDHI PRODYOGIKI VISHWAVIDYALAYA, BHOPAL (M.P.)] Submitted By Abhinav Dwivedi (Enrollment No – 0111IT071002) Ghanshyam Dongare (Enrollment No – 0111IT071039) Under The Guidance Of: Prof. Nitesh Gupta (HOD, Department of IT)

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TECHNOCRATS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BHOPAL SESSION: 2010-11

: 0111IT071002 Ghanshyam Dongare Enrollment No.). here by declare that the work presented in this synopsis entitled ‘RSS Reader for Windows Phone 7’ is the outcome of our own work.P. Technocrats Institute of Technology-Bhopal (M. Ghanshyam Dongare. session: 2010-2011. is bona fide and correct to the best of our knowledge and this work has been carried out taking care of Engineering Ethics.: 0111IT071039 i .DECLARATION We Abhinav Dwivedi. The work presented does not infringe any patented work and has not been submitted to any other university or anywhere else for the award of any degree or any professional diploma. Date Abhinav Dwivedi Enrollment No. students of Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology discipline.

..........................................................................Fig 2 4........................................................................1 Block Diagram...............................i ABSTRACT.......................Table of Contents Topic Name Page No...Fig 2 4........................0 CONCLUSION....................................................................2 3..............................3 4....................................................................................1 1................. DECLARATION..............................................................................0 Methodology.............................................................................Fig 1 4......2 4......................4 REFERENCES.........................................................................................Fig 2 5..........................0 Introduction...............................................2 2.......................................................0 Basic Theory...2 Zero level DFD........................................................................................................................................................................................................4 Flow Chart.......................................................6 ii ............................0 Problem Identification.......................3 First level DFD.........................

The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed's URI or by clicking a feed icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work. NET Framework 4 1 . news headlines. and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds. downloads any updates that it finds. audio. and instead subscribe to websites such that all new content is pushed onto their browsers when it becomes available. Visual Studio 2010. Keywords: Windows Phone 7 OS. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. and video—in a standardized format. RSS allows users to avoid manually inspecting all of the websites they are interested in. "web feed" or "channel") includes full or summarized text.ABSTRACT The Aim of this project is to provide A RSS Reader for Windows Phone 7 that is of great use to the people who use the internet frequently and want to be updated to their content specific websites through the help of RSS feed on their windows phone 7 devices. RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries. An RSS document (which is called a "feed". A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs.

With Windows Phone 7. This facility is available in the websites from where the users can get the updates on their desktops laptops with the help of the RSS Reader softwares but no such reader is available for the windows phone 7.1. audio. and video—in a standardized format. and is the successor to their Windows Mobile platform. RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries. It is aimed at the consumer market instead of the enterprise market like its predecessor.0 INTRODUCTION Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. Microsoft offers a new Metro user interface. integrates the operating system with Microsoft's other services. 2010. Singapore and Australia on October 21. 2 . An RSS document (which is called a "feed". Launched in Europe. and plans to strictly control which hardware it runs on. news headlines. plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. "web feed" or "channel") includes full or summarized text. and in the US & Canada on November 8. 2010. with Asia to follow in 2011. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. The same concept is used in our application ‘RSS Reader for Windows Phone 7’ that can be implemented by the windows phone 7 users where they can use this application and be benefited if they want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.

a generic specification for the creation of data formats. the RSS file itself is relatively easily read both by automated processes and by humans alike. An example file could have contents that could be placed on any appropriate communication protocol for file retrieval. such as http or ftp.2.0 BASIC THEORY RSS formats are specified using XML. and reading software would use the information to present a neat display to the end user. it was between 2005 and 2006 when RSS gained widespread use and Firefox's (" adopted by Internet As RSS files are essentially XML formatted plain text. This application accepts the User’s URL of a RSS Feed as the inputs in all formats and then processes them to generate an output through a List Box element to display results on the screen of Windows Phone 7 ") icon was 3 . Although RSS formats have evolved from as early as March 1999.

0 PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION 4.3.0 METHODOLOGY 4 .

0 Data Flow Diagram 4.1.2.2.2 1 Level DFD (Data Flow Diagram) User’s URL of a RSS Feed ReadRss method Accepts Input Button to trigger an event to read feed Accepts Input Page to display results results and map 5 .0 Block Diagram 4.1 0 Level DFD (Data Flow Diagram) User’s URL of Input a RSS Feed Input RSS Reader for Windows Phone 7 Output Page to display results 4.4.2.

designing.2 Level DFD Fig ii 4.0 Flowchart A flowchart is a common type of chart. showing the steps as boxes of various kinds. Flowcharts are used in analyzing. Start User’s URL of a RSS Feed ReadRss method Accepts URI as Input Response If No Rsponce 6 . that represents an algorithm or a process.4. and their order by connecting these with arrows. documenting or managing a process or program in various fields.

YES Displays results of the RSS Feed On Phone Screen Sorry Request Unavailable End 5. 7 . It will decrease their time and the use of internet to check regularly to the new posts on their blogs or websites without actually logging into them rather receiving their posts as soon as they are updated. . It does not take any heavy resources from the windows phone 7 operating system it is running on. It does not consume user time for processing instead it eases the users to subscribe their favorite feed at one place without any difficulty. It has a simple GUI (Graphical User Interface) and is convenient to be used.0 CONCLUSION We have presented a novel approach of introducing specialized processing application for handling the requests of the customers those who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place on their windows phone 7.

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