How it works?

Newscafe fetches a bunch of important RSS feeds and ranks the links by number of shares on Facebook. It can be much more with better sources and interesting metadata gathered from different services people use.

Who made it? Why? Donate?

Newscafe is made by Lucian Marin. It is part of Subcafe platform where the core app is a social network. Newscafe is made for busy people who don't want to spent more than a few minutes getting the most important news of the day. You might consider donating for all services provided for free.

What's the tech?

Newscafe is a Django app. It uses feedparser, Requests, Beautiful Soup, PostgreSQL, PgBouncer and Facebook API. PostgreSQL and PgBouncer is faster than Redis for distinct queries.

What sites are monitored?

In alphabetical order: 9to5google.com, 9to5mac.com, aeon.co, anandtech.com, androidcentral.com, axios.com, blogs.scientificamerican.com, businessinsider.com, crackberry.com, eff.org, electrek.co, engadget.com, fastcompany.com, fubiz.net, gsmarena.com, imore.com, longreads.com, macrumors.com, mspoweruser.com, nautil.us, neowin.net, npr.org, nytimes.com, omgubuntu.co.uk, petapixel.com, polygon.com, producthunt.com, qz.com, reuters.com, scientificamerican.com, semiaccurate.com, seths.blog, smashingmagazine.com, techcrunch.com, theatlantic.com, thehackernews.com, theverge.com, venturebeat.com, vox.com, windowscentral.com, wired.com.

API Endpoints

/api/top/
Top news ordered by number of Facebook shares.
/api/recent/
Recent news ordered by time they were published.
/api/read/id/
News story details, headers and paragraphs.