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Feedly Roadmap Detailed, Continues to Prepare for the Death of Google Reader


Google is just one month away from completely shutting down Google Reader. While folks scramble to find their favorite alternatives, the one we have been using for the past month continues to get better with each update. Feedly, a 3rd party RSS news feed application that launched not too long ago for Android, has been preparing for the Reader shut down for some time, making sure their product is feature rich and bug free when the date finally does come. 

Today, they released an announcement that showcases somewhat of a roadmap for what users can expect to see in the near future for the application. Here are a few things you can expect them to focus heavily on for the remainder of the year. 

  • Speed
  • Search within Feedly
  • Pure web access
  • Windows phone app
  • Improved group sharing
  • Bug Fixes
  • Access Feedly through existing 3rd party apps

The big one for users would be the ability to access your feedly through existing apps such as G Reader, Reeder and Press. Feedly is launching a free API for developers, allowing them to work in your feedly to their service. 

Today we are excited to announce that you will be able to access your feedly from all these apps before Google Reader retires and that the access to feedly API will be free. More details soon.

If you still haven’t checked out Feedly and are still rocking the official Google Reader app, it might be time to start making that switch. 

Via: Feedly

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  • Stinker

    If ‘N’ would put the next article at the top of the page I would be much happier.

  • xxdesmus

    I’d be happier with Fever support.

  • MikeSaver

    What is the best reader widget that will continue to be supported?

    I currently use APW Google Reader Widget for its awesome customization and its at-a-glance style.

  • DanWazz

    They need to fix the podcast player thingy. If you pause it, it will stop a few minutes after you resume it, then won’t work again.

  • MikeSaver

    I came around on feedly, but if I didn’t have a separate Google Reader folder created that had all of my feeds in it, I would be using sonmething else.

    Reason being, feedly’s “All” feature sorts articles by popularity or some sort of algorithm. As a blog manager, I need the articles in chronological order with the newest ones at the top. The interface is much better than Google Reader once you get used to it, I like not having to open chrome to view the full articles in case of a jump break, as feedly lets you view within the app, which can be much smoother and faster.

    The only complaint I have left is the widget. I currently used APW’s Google Reader widget, which lays out 30 stories in an at a glance style. Feedly’s box just shows one at a time, and again, they aren’t necessarily the newest ones. If APW integrates with Feedly my life will be complete again

  • Cowboydroid

    I use the widget on my Nexus, and sometimes I’ll see a title I want to read, and I’ll click on it, and nothing happens. The same happens within the app, I’ll click on an headline, and nothing opens. I have to back out of the app the entire way, restart it, then click the headline. Frustrating, to say the least. But at least I can organize my newsfeeds.

  • Sqube

    I love what Feedly is doing with the API so much. Where the app is concerned, not so much. It’s very pretty, but I really just want a plain list. The closest I’ve been able to get is going through a page of things at a time. That’s close, but I’ve gone past articles that I meant to read more times than I care to mention.

    Either way, even though this is probably hyperbole, it feels like they’re singlehandedly saving RSS for a lot of people.

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  • Royal2000H

    I’ve heard great things about Feedly. But it bugs me I can’t just view my feeds on their website. I have to install an app or extension.

    Hopefully “Pure web access” from the roadmap happens sooner rather than later.

  • DonSerrot

    I’ve been using Press and I’ve loved it. But their selection of Google Reader alternatives left a lot to be desired. I tried Feedly and I loved the web interface but the app didn’t quite fit for me. This is probably the best possible news for me! I get the app I like and a web interface I like!

    • I can’t stand the app. It’s too…it’s just a bit much with the flipping and the pseudo magazine style. I love apps like RSS Demon or my personal all time favorite: Newsrob. It’s quick and easy.

  • nxmehta

    The big feature would actually be the ability to use Feedly without installing any extensions. Let’s hope it comes sooner than “sometime this year”.

  • Jeremy Sheehan

    Before it was announced that Google Reader was riding a Wave off into the sunset, I was using Greader as my RSS app. Loved it, but for some reason it wouldn’t play gif’s correctly. Bugged the crap out of me. I gave Feedly a try (forced myself to use it for a week) and now it’s my default RSS app. It’s gotten better by leaps and bounds and I must say that I am ecstatic to have Feedly as my RSS aggregator. They’ve done a fantastic job with both the Web portal and Android app.

  • Nicktrance

    Awesome, they have been making great advances since Google’s announcement that they’re killing Reader. Nice to see I can also keep using G Reader, hopefully seamlessly.

  • jak_341

    I like gReader myself. But good for Feedly for including the other reader apps.

  • bydavidrosen

    i want to kiss the makers of feedly.

    • Trüll

      Go on, their ass is available.

      • bydavidrosen

        Bring it on