MyStream Open Source Lifestreaming App Released Written for ASP.NET 4

Tanzim Saqib has an impressive record as a developer. He has worked for several companies including Pageflakes and is currently at BT. Tanzim has released an open source framework to create a fully customizeable, themeable and easy to configure Lifestreaming app built on ASP.NET 4. This is only the second .NET based open source Lifestreaming project that I have seen. The first was another impressive app called Amplifeeder which I wrote about in February.


The system was designed to be easily extended by offering a plugin architecture. Tanzim has provided a very detailed and lengthy post announcing this release that includes screenshots, diagrams of the classes used as well as code snippets. It really looks like a very interesting project worth looking at. The only issue though is the fact that it can be very difficult to find a web host that currently supports ASP.NET 4 which is currently in a beta release. I have recently become aware of the Microsoft Web Platform which I haven’t looked into yet but would imagine could be used to host MyStream. Perhaps someone can shed more light in the comments.


Tanzim has voiced an open call for all developers who are interested in joining the MyStream development team. He’s looking for many facets of contribution including writing plugins, improving the scale and architecture, fixing bugs and helping design attractive themes. You can find the MyStream project hosted  at

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  1. Amplifeeder looks good but there is absolutely no way I'm going back to developing websites using Microsoft servers. For me, it's the LAMP stack or the highway.

  2. Doesnt' seem like anything is coming close to what Sweetcron has to offer. Would like to see more developers getting involved over there.

  3. are you out of your mind? amplifeeder is a million times better than sweetcron.

  4. Huge kudos to Jon Paul Davies for creating Amplifeeder, and making it Open Source! Credit to Jon for the great looking themes he threw together, it makes it easier for a non-programmer to jump right in. I'll look forward to trying out a Ruby of Rails version if he makes it, but I doubt the average person will have a Microsoft Server to setup their lifestream on.

    SweetCron's built on the open source PHP framework CodeIgniter, which makes customizing and extending the system easy. Wanna add a feed outside of the default feeds? Likely someone's already posted a plug-in in the the active forum which has people posting it daily. Sadly, the majority of Amplifeeder's community has gone quiet since the launch in May (forum's full of spam :S). Also, it's nice how easy it is to create filters in Sweetcron to clean up the noise and reduce redundancy across your feeds so that your subscribers don't get flooded.

    I look forward to hearing your reasons for choosing Amplifeeder. I'd love to hear what your experience has been like developing with Amplifeeder!

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