I thought it would be handy if I could get the various DA notifications (deviantWATCH, new comments on your deviations, etc) as a RSS feed, so I created a PHP script that can log into a DA account and generate the feed. It creates three feeds –
- New deviations from your deviantWATCH (with thumbnails!).
- Messages (e.g. journal entries, comments on your deviations, etc).
- All of the above.
This way you can add the feed(s) to a feed reader and be notified automatically when there’s something new in your DeviantART account. It also saves time, as you don’t need to log in just to check for new messages.
You can download the script and set it up on your own site (you will need a server that has PHP 5 and cURL). See “readme.txt” included in the archive for detailed installation instructions.
If you don’t have a site and don’t feel like investing $6 (or so) in some shared hosting, take a look at DAFeed.w-shadow.com. This is where I’ve set up a modified version of the script that can handle multiple users. You can create a feed for your DeviantART account just by filling two text fields and clicking a button.
The downside is there’s no warranty it won’t go down randomly and without prior notice 😛Related posts :