Creation of tweets from a RSS feedFabian Piau | Tuesday February 17th, 2015 - 10:02 PM
Quite recently, I was looking for a way to generate tweets from a RSS feed.
This is not something very complicated to develop, it is a simple service that will pull your RSS feed regularly and create a tweet (through the Twitter API) for each new item.
Rather than programming a tool with all the maintenance involved (e.g. change of the Twitter API), it is better to see what is already there. So I decided to use Twibble.io, a quite popular and promising solution. Unfortunately, Twibble has huge limitations. If the user interface is user-friendly, the site is often unavailable, RSS entries are sometimes skipped for no reasons. The free version comes with some advertising, as all generated tweets are ending with a Twibble reference. Honestly, if the service was meeting my expectations, this second point would not have bother me at all.
So I looked for another service and I discovered Twitter Feed. I must admit that the interface does not look like much, but it has the advantage to work very well. I am now using it for the past few months without having any issues. It can tweet on Twitter and also post on other social networks like Facebook or LinkedIn, without advertising. Sometimes there is no need to force a user, I was not forced to write this, I’m just an happy user.
Of course, there are other services available such as dlvr.it and probably many others. But for now, I haven’t felt the need to try them.