Jan 29

Google has some really great tools and one of them is the Google AJAX Feed API. With just a few lines of javascript code you can mash up feeds. Here is an example of how you can smack together a really cool javascript slideshow from an Expono feed with just a few lines of code. Basically you only have to change the feed and the options variables in the code below.

Google AJAX Feed API slideshow using Expono’s Media RSS Feeds


The Source Code for the above Slideshow

<script src="http://www.google.com/jsapi" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/slideshow/gfslideshow.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

#slideShow {
  width : 500px;
  height : 375px;
  padding : 10px;

<div id="slideShow">Loading...</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
  function LoadSlideShow() {
    var feed  = "http://www.expono.com/magnus/album/4743/rss";
    var options = {
    	fullControlPanel : true,
    	fullControlPanelSmallIcons : true,
    	pauseOnHover : false
    var ss = new GFslideShow(feed, "slideShow", options);
   * Use google.load() to load the AJAX Feeds API
   * Use google.setOnLoadCallback() to call LoadSlideShow once the page loads
  google.load("feeds", "1");

Click here to read more about Google Ajax Feed API

Jan 15

Jan 14

We are starting off the year by adding two new languages to Expono: Swedish and Traditional Chinese. This update includes two important ground work features, such as the background task handler and improved statistics collection.

ChangeLog Expono v0.9.3-4450

New Features:

  • Swedish translation added. Thanks to 3rd!
  • Traditional Chinese translation added. Thanks to Dashuai and Jingjing!
  • Improved statistics collection. Photo views now stores referal links and sites linking in.
  • Background Task Handler. Important groundwork for features to come. Starting with service sync.


  • Album Edit Menu is now visible under ALL layouts.
  • Album privacy moved to the edit menu and visible under ALL layouts.
  • Unified the UI in Settings, Profile, Services for consistency.
  • Added background processing of contact updates. Can now handle updates of thousands. Speedier response.
  • Photo title in the detailed view is now easier to read.
  • Re-added features on frontpage to improve SEO.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed IE UI Bugs. Missing buttons in the tab menu.
  • Fixed comments notifications. It now works as intended.
  • Fixed so Add To Stack works in all available layouts.
  • Fixed so Slideshow works in all available layouts.
  • Fixed so “My Comments” displays all your comments.
  • Fixed bugs with contacts updates from third-party services.
  • Removed AddThis share button. It confuses users, and can cause buggy behaviour. Use
    standard share instead.
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