It is not a secret that the current feeddo welcome process is not the greatest. This is all the more problematic that without the right set of sources and the right set of connections, the feeddo experience can loose a lot of its appeal.
Today, as part of 1.0b1.rc51, we push out the first of a set of changes we are working on to try to address this issue.
Here is what the welcome process looks like:
First, we embedded the welcome process right into the what’s new page so that 1… the user is exposed to a single context and that 2… the initial “welcome process” and the following “add a category process” are similar.
Second, we improved the bookmarks integration so that when asked to import bookmarks, feeddo no only looks for livefeeds but plain vanilla bookmarks. In the case of pain vanilla bookmarks, feeddo will take the first 50 bookmarks from the bookmark bar, find associated feeds, query delicious and google reader for additional metadata such as popularity, tags, velocity of publishing and number of subscribers and based on that metadata try to organize them into clusters and identify favorites. More tunning to be expected in the next couple of weeks but the foundation is in place.
To be continued next week. Have a great week end!