fetching apple itunes rss feeds as json

if you who have to work with the apple itunes rss feeds generated here http://ax.itunes.apple.com/rss and hate xml parsing just as any one: just replace the “xml” at the end with “json” http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStoreServices.woa/ ws/RSS/topfreeapplications/sf=143441/limit=10/xml becomes http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStoreServices.woa/ ws/RSS/topfreeapplications/sf=143441/limit=10/json the json files are roughly 1/3 of the size and ridiculously easy to parse. enjoy.