In late November, ReadWriteWeb asked the question, Can Netvibes pull off integration of real-time feeds into its existing dashboard product?. At the time, early testers were just gaining access to Wasabi beta. As of today the service will go live to the public concurrent with CEO Freddy Mini’s presentation at the Le Web conference.
In addition to a number of magazine-style themes, some of the features designed for the real-time web include:
Multipurpose Navigation: Users will enjoy the ability to read their feeds and insert widgets directly into the Wasabi home page.
Smart Reader: In addition to delivering users’ RSS feeds, Netvibes Smart Reader lets users check their Twitter, Facebook, widget apps, notifications, podcast subscriptions, photos and notifications.
Real-Time RSS:As promised, Netvibes’ feed delivery engine updates with full PubSubHubBub support.
Publishing: In addition to being able to create more than 185,000 widgets, users can take advantage of the site’s no-code push publishing and notification tools as well as free hosting. The company’s premium product also allows users to monitor real-time brand conversations.
Drag and Follow Widgets: Facebook, Twitter and MySpace widgets allow users to drag hashtags or usernames out of existing widgets in order to instantly create new specialized widgets.
To test the product visit netvibes.com.