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Use the News (RSS News Feed) Feature

Add a News feed to integrate feeds from your blog, radio station, or other media sources.

Why add this feature?

  • Keep your app users updated on sales, special events, and other big news.
  • Stay on your users’ radars to increase customer engagement and sales.

Before you Begin:

RSS feeds are XML files which are used to deliver a site summary. You cannot use a regular URL. You need the RSS page URL

​You can test your RSS page URL using the Firefox browser: 

  1. Open Firefox.

  2. Paste your RSS page URL in the address bar.
    If the data is displayed correctly in the browser, it should appear correctly in the app’s simulator as well. 

To add a News feed to your app:

  1. Sign in to your Swiftic account.
  2. Click Edit App.
  3. In the App Features tab, click + .
  4. In the All Features category tab, select the News feature.

  5. Enter a feature name, or leave it as is.
  6. Provide the following information: 

    Field Description
    Feed URL Enter the news feed’s URL. 
    Note: The feed should automatically be displayed in the simulator. If you cannot see the RSS feed in the simulator, go to and validate your RSS feed. Invalid feeds, may appear incorrectly or may not appear at all.
    Refresh Select how often you want the playlist to refresh in the drop-down menu.
    Type Sort your videos by Default, Newest, or Oldest in the drop-down menu.
    Click to add Geo-location information to your feed.
    Tab Name Only enter a Tab name if you include more than one news feed, to enable your users to navigate between the feeds.

  7. To add another news feed, click + Add Another Tab.

  8. Define your feature background:

    a) Click (+) in the Background section.

    b) Click (+) and browse to the compatible images for smartphones (640px X 960px) and tablets (2048px X 1536px) respectively, and click Open

    c) Use the drag-n-crop tool to adjust the image.

    d) Click OK.

    e) Click OK.

  9. Select a Layout to customize the look and feel of your app.

Related Links: 

Use the Facebook Feature

Use the Twitter Feature

Use the Instagram Feature

Use the Events Feature

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