Orem, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2006
Gecko Tribe, LLC has released updates to CaRP, the popular RSS to HTML converter, enabling websites to display content from newsfeeds using podcast and Media RSS technology, as well as feeds in a wider variety of languages. Webmasters looking for automatically updating, search engine friendly content can use CaRP to convert RSS feeds to HTML and integrate it seamlessly into their webpages.
The recent enhancements to CaRP enable it to display images from feeds using Media RSS extensions, such as those published by the Flickr photo tagging service, and to display icons linking to the audio files pointed to by podcast feeds. Internationalization enhancements include automatic conversion and proper multi-byte character handling of feeds published in a wide variety of character encodings such as those used by Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and many other newsfeeds.
CaRP is popular both for publishing teasers and links for ones own content throughout one's website, as well as for search engine optimization. Web pages frequently updated with relevant content are visited more often by search engines, and tend to rank higher in search engine results.
Media RSS is a set of extensions to the standard RSS format published by Yahoo! which greatly enhance handling of multimedia content.
Podcasts are newsfeeds containing links to audio files, such as recordings of radio programs. Podcast feeds enable subscribers to automatically download and listen to the audio rather than reading the newsfeed content, and simplify the republishing of content originally created in audio form. The term "podcast" is a combination of the name of Apple Computer's iPod digital audio player and "broadcast".
Pricing and Availability
CaRP is available in three versions: CaRP Free (a no cost entry-level version, lacking most of the new features described above), CaRP Koi (a $19.97 mid-level version with all of the features described above), and CaRP Evolution (a $29.97 high-end version bundled with a number of plugins to further enhance its features). A detailed feature comparison is available at http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp/features.php. All prices quoted are for single-webmaster licenses. All three versions are available by download from the Gecko Tribe website at http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp/.
About Gecko Tribe, LLC
Gecko Tribe, LLC offers a variety of software products including tools for generating and displaying RSS and Atom newsfeeds, plugins to extend the power of FileMaker Pro and iMovie, and an email SPAM filter, as well as an online chess website, newsfeed directory, and a variety of apparel products.
Antone Roundy, manager
Email address and contact form: http://www.geckotribe.com/press/