News

FeedMail

FeedMail is a service that aggregates and sends contents of RSS feeds as e-mails. Users create collections of websites they want to stay up to date with, and the service makes sure they get delivered on schedule.

Collections

Channels can be grouped in collections to receive separate e-mails.

Schedule

Each collection of channels have a separate schedule of delivery.

Compatibility

E-mails are readable on a variety of e-mail clients and devices.

Challenges

  • Fetching, aggregating, and sending updates in a reliable manner across different time zones.
  • Building content that is readable in a variety of e-mail clients and devices.
  • Setting up infrastructure that handles a lot of inbound and outbound traffic.

Technolgies:

  • Node.js
  • React
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker

Milestones

  • Idea. The idea for the service arisen from a simple need: to read news from favourite websites without leaving an e-mail client.
  • Prototype. We created a prototype and it was bull's-eye. We decided to polish it and prepare for public launch.
  • Release. The service has been in use privately for some time. We are now preparing it to be available for everyone.