Win an iPod Touch! Domino Blog Import contest

Win a new iPod Touch!



The Domino Blog Import contest

I have a need for a Notes/Domino tool, a very simple tool…  

I want to be able to take one or more existing RSS blog feeds (say from a Nucleus, Blogger or WordPress blog) and a Domino Blog database and to “automagically” import all the entries and comments from the RSS feed(s) into the Domino Blog DB.  

The tool needs to maintain the content, formatting (as much as possible), links, images, author and timestamps of all the posts and comments.  This would typically be a one-off task for each Domino Blog DB, but the tool should cope with being run multiple times against the same DB if necessary.

The tool should be run from a Notes client or Domino web application, and should support import into databases based on the 8.0.2 version of the Domino Blog template.  Additional credit will be given to any entries that also support import into Blogsphere databases!

Entries should be sent via email/FTP. Contact me via BleedYellow Sametime, Skype or Twitter.  

The winning entry will be the best tool supplied in the subjective opinion of myself and a couple of fellow judges, and will be picked at 12pm 30 October 2008.  The iPod Touch 8GB (or a voucher to the same value) will be ordered from your local Apple online store ASAP after this date.  The result will be announced via this blog.

All rights to the application (beyond a personal licence for me to use the tool for my immediate requirements) will remain with the developer.  If the tool were to be made available on OpenNTF then that would be awesome, but that is a decision for the developer themselves.

Make sense?  Any questions, please let me know!

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!