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  1. Orson's Avatar
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    I'm still new to the Treo 650 and still am not familiar with what applications are available.

    Here is what I want to do: I want to perform a periodic background update on a list of arbitrary web links. I want to do this on web sites that do not have RSS. How do I do this?
    Last edited by Orson; 04/13/2006 at 03:56 PM. Reason: clarified language
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    You can check out the rss software. Most news and blog sites have rss feed.
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    Take a look at QuickNews (http://standalone.com/palmos/quick_news/)
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    I understand the RSS options, but what about non-RSS options. For example, I want to load and update this link every 30 minutes:
    http://stockcharts.com/c-sc/sc?pda=MSFT,d
    Last edited by Orson; 04/13/2006 at 03:58 PM.
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    I think I've found the correct terms to use:

    I want to perform a periodic background update on a list of arbitrary web links. I want to do this on web sites that do not have RSS. How do I do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orson
    I want to perform a periodic background update on a list of arbitrary web links. I want to do this on web sites that do not have RSS. How do I do this?
    Try this (http://www.avantgo.com/frontdoor/index.html).
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    What you need is Xiino's auto-cruise feature, combined with MacroPlay and a macro to start and update.
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    I'm aware of Avantgo, but Avantgo updates only when synced. I want the web content to automatically update every hour through my wireless data line.

    It sounds like there is no browser that will do periodic updates. Anybody else?

    I'll do Xiino and Macroplay if I have to, but I can't help but feel that there must be an easier way to do this.
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    I believe iSilo and iSiloX http://www.isilox.com/index.htm

    or plucker, http://www.plkr.org/ is what you are looking for.
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    I've looked at plucker and isilox. Correct me if I am wrong, but both of those also appear premised on hot-syncing rather than scheduled background update over wireless data.

    (Just to clarify, I have a Treo 650 with a data plan.)
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    Avantgo will sync content wirelessly. I believe it will resfresh pages whenever you look at them if you have wireless enabled in the settings. There is no way to set it to sync every 30 mins though. Plucker definitely needs a sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orson
    ...Correct me if I am wrong, but both of those also appear premised on hot-syncing rather than scheduled background update over wireless data.
    yes. you are right... this was a relic from my pre(GASP)-Treo days!!!
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    Yes, I'll second that AvantGo can update everything or individual channels via Wireless sync. OR you can run in online mode and it simply views the current data. AvantGo can also view any normal webpage too I think in case you want to reference something outside of your preset channels.

    That said, AvantGo also has a wireless subscription feature that lets you search and add channels wirelessly as well, so if you're missing something you want you could add it via the Web on your PC or add it wirelessly within AvantGo.

    I should add that the only times I've seen AG crash (4-5 times perhaps in two years) is in wireless mode, so it is slightly flakey in that mode. I think that it really has more to do with the Treo having very limited network ports available, and if AvantGo can't connect out it bombs.
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    AvantGo seems like exactly what you want. I've used it on various palm devices over the past 10 years or so and its fantastic.
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