As promised, Feedly has pulled the trigger, removing its dependency on Google Reader and updating its iOS app to relfect the change. While it can still connect to Google Reader, Feedly is now officially powered by its own backend service, and will continue to function after Google Reader shuts down on July 1.
Google Reader is not long for this world, and it seems that Feedly wants to be the replacement. They're now announcing a bunch of partner applications that will use their API. Of interest to iOS users is the news that both Newsify and Reeder will be integrating the new Feedly API prior to the closure of Google Reader.
Reeder, one of the best RSS apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, has posted a short update on their future. The reason they felt it necessary, of course, is the shuttering of Google Reader, which many RSS apps, including Reeder, used as a backend. Here's the important part, from Reeder's website:
Feedly has been update with a number of additions and enhancements, including better search and more sharing options, along with announcing three million new users. Users can now set their favorite sharing services, choosing from Google+, Buffer, Facebook, Twitter, email, or your browser.
The true costs associated with free apps isn't limited to free-to-play-games, or the consequences to just our wallets. Michael Jurewitz, who up until last year worked as a developer evangelist at Apple, has outlined another profound cost on his blog, Jury:
There are lots of RSS apps available in the App Store for both iPhone and iPad. Feedly may be one of many, but it's one of the most popular for a reason. Everything from how you maneuver through feeds to it's bright and bold interface is done extremely well. Swiping actions and being able to quickly mark things as read are added bonuses. Then again, looks aren't always everything.
Upon taking a closer look, looks aren't the only thing Feedly has going for it.
Clayton Morris of Fox News and the Read Quick app joins Rene to talk about the end of Google Reader, Google's new product line, Samsung's new Galaxy S4, the mythical iWatch, and just where Apple might be going in 2013.
Google surprised all of us yesterday with the news that Google Reader is getting canned this summer. That means if you use Google Reader for your RSS news feeds, you'll need to export your feeds to a new service before the service shuts down.
Luckily, if you've got an iPhone or iPad, the task should be pretty easy. Here's a few options for transferring your RSS feeds to a new service.
As part of their "spring cleaning" effort, Google today announced the cancellation of several services, including Google Reader, CalDAV API access (unless you're white listed), Snapseed for Windows and OS X, Search API for Shopping, and more. The trashcannings were announced by Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure on the Google blog: