Transition Network: News Sharing Engine
As part of Phase III of the Transition Network web project, I built a stand alone aggregation engine that could collate and disseminate news from around the Transition Network.
It linked into the Transition Initiatives directory and is able to automatically get news for an initiative profile provided the 'News feed' field was filled. From here, the news is associated with a 'Feed meta' node which connects the initiative's location and website to its news. This enables the news in the system to be queried via a very simple web service by location and proximity, country or just recent news.
The site integrates with a custom Panels pane on each Initiative page, which provides an interface to allow each initiative to import its own news back onto their profile page.