- entries have a title, summary, and link.
- rivers group articles from the same source together
- no "unread" counts, just a vertically arranged list of feeds sorted reverse chronologically
River4 stores data on the user's local system or on Amazon S3, decoupling the reader web app from the server/datastore. Another feature of River4 is that multiple rivers, or groups of RSS feeds, can be presented on the same web site through a tab interface.
The specification for the river format is at RiverJS.org
- River4 Github page has install instructions
- Chris Dadswell installation notes
- Andy Sylvester installation notes
Examples of uses by IndieWebCamp participants
Examples of uses by other independents:
- Andrew Shell has a River4 installation at http://river.andrewshell.org/.
- Chris Dadswell has a River4 setup on his website
- Dave Winer direct link to his River4 installation (can also be accessed via his Scripting News weblog on the River tab)