Feedly No Longer Relies On Google Reader

Chris CrumIT Management

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Feedly, one of the news readers hoping to become your replacement for Google Reader, is apparently now self-reliant.

In the "what's new" section on Feedly's App Store page, it says, "Now powered by the feedly cloud. Let's all wish a happy retirement to Google Reader."

The Verge reports that Feedly has completed its transition away from Google's servers. "Feedly has been among a host of third-party Reader clients searching for a new way to handle their users RSS feeds, which have long been loaded and synced over Google's servers," writes Jacob Kastrenakes.

Feedly has not added the wording to its Google Play for its Android app, and curiously, has not blogged about this important milestone in its existence. Presumably that will come soon.

Feedly did recently lay out a roadmap for upcoming features. This includes getting faster, improving its search feature, adding pure web access, adding Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps, improving group sharing, and of course, bug fixes. Feedly also announced that it has been working with Reeder, Press, Nextgen Reader, Newsify and gReader as design partners for its Normandy project, and that users will be able to access Feedly from these apps before Google Reader retires and that the access to Feedly’s API will be free. Normandy is Feedly’s clone of the Google Reader API, running on Google App Engine.

“When Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if you are a Google Reader user and using feedly, you are covered: the transition will be seamless,” Feedly says.

Google Reader shuts down on July 1st.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.