SlideShare Announces Richer RSS Feeds

SlideShare’s RSS feeds just got richer, with each content item now including a full image of the first slide. For developers building upon SlideShare, this enables them to create even more visual apps than before. For example, this is how all the pretty slides are displayed in LinkedIn’s Pulse.

Before After

We’ve added a second <media:thumbnail> tag for the larger image that always includes width=”638″. For example, in the Presentation of the Day RSS Feed, we find an item like Quick, Useful UI Sketches. Now there are two <media:thumbnail> tags:

<media:thumbnail height="90" width="120" url="//cdn.slidesharecdn.com/ss_thumbnails/quick-useful-ui-sketches-ss-130601021949-phpapp01-thumbnail-2.jpg?1370209689"/>
<media:thumbnail width="638" url="http://image.slidesharecdn.com/quick-useful-ui-sketches-ss-130601021949-phpapp01/95/slide-1-638.jpg?1370209689"/>

RSS certainly isn’t dead yet ;-)