The "Data Feeds" addon is cable of generating a variety of different data feeds for your bookings. These include:
- RSS Feeds
- Google Calendar Feeds
- iCal Feeds
What is RSS?RSS (often dubbed "Really Simple Syndication", but officially "Rich Site Summary") is a common web feed format for delivering regularly changing news/data to many users in a standardized format. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
An RSS feed generated by the optional Data Feeds addon for MIDAS will generate a feed of upcoming bookings for use with RSS compatible readers/aggregators.
iCal FeedsAn iCal (or "webcal") feed is a URL which begins webcal://. When a user clicks a "webcal://" link, their browser will open their default calendar application (for example, Outlook) and offer the option to subscribe to the data feed.
An iCal feed generated by the optional Data Feeds addon for MIDAS will generate a feed of upcoming bookings for use with compatible calendar applications which allow subscribing to iCal feeds.