I'd like to use the RSS Photo Feed in my app, but I don't want to use Flickr or Pinterest for hosting the pics.
Is it possible to upload the pics to various folders on my server, and create an RSS, which would serve those pictures to the app?
By the way, the background is always white. Is there any way to change that in Andromo? I didn't try it yet, but if anyone has, I'd appreciate the answer.
Is this a RSS issues, Andromo issue, server speed issue, or something else?
@mark, @lorne, any ideas what could cause this?
EDIT: It takes about a minute to load 12 images. I have 243 of them. Each images is around 60 KB. However, when I view the RSS in my desktop web browser, the speed is normal (maybe a second or two for all images to load).
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
the images are in the same folder. But I'm not sure how would I create
the small thumbnails (in the preview) myself and link them to the bigger
If you or anyone knows how to do this, I would appreciate the help.
If the thumbnail images are defined in the feed XML, those are the images that will be used on the photo feed's index page. Having a smaller thumbnail image available will increase the performance instead of having to resize each full size image to display on the index page. Pinterest isn't the best type to model your feed after. You'd be better off using Flickr as a model since it is a media rss feed type.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<media:thumbnail url="http://test.com/apps/sandbox/images/small/01s.jpg" height="100" width="100" />
However, the images still load quite slowly and they look granular.
Any thoughts on this?
Is the reason maybe that RSS is not best suited for photo galleries? The code is as clean as it can be and made by the rssboard.org guidelines. Is anyone else experiencing this? @darryl, should I open a support ticket?
Photo feeds will certainly take longer than feeds without thumbnails given the fact that in addition to downloading the feed and parsing it, it must also download each thumbnail image. The thumbnail images are cached, so it will be quicker on future requests, unless of course there are all new images on the next request.
We can take a look though.