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MacRumors
Jun 19, 2013, 11:48 AM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/19/feedly-launches-new-cloud-platform-to-replace-google-reader-ahead-of-july-shutdown/)


Google Reader is set to shut down (http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html?m=1) on July 1, and while several companies have stepped in (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/15/zite-announces-google-reader-alternative/) to fill the void, Feedly (http://cloud.feedly.com/#welcome) has been one of the most successful replacements with more than (http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/06/19/feedly-launches-standalone-web-version-for-all-users-offers-a-one-click-migration-path-from-google-reader) 12 million users, up from four million before Google announced the end of Google Reader.
http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/06/googlereaderretirement-800x500.pngFeedly has transitioned from a simple RSS application to an RSS platform with the launch of a new web interface and a cloud platform that supports multiple third-party applications. Feedly Cloud supports one-click migration from Google Reader, which should make it easy for users to switch over without a hassle, and Feedly also provides a standalone web version that can be accessed from any browser.As of today, feedly cloud is now live, providing a fast and scalable infrastructure that serves as the backbone to feedly, as well as a number of connected applications. Feedly cloud is open today to all users visiting http://feedly.com, providing a simple oneclick migration path from Google Reader.

Feedly cloud also powers a brand new, standalone Web version of feedly (no plugins or extensions needed), making feedly available from any browser, including Opera and Internet Explorer. This was one of the most requested features, and we are thrilled to deliver on this today.To begin using Feedly, users can visit the website (http://feedly.com) and migrate their Google Reader feeds to Feedly in just a few seconds. Feedly also has a universal app (http://appshopper.com/news/feedly) available in the App Store, which can be downloaded for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/feedly-your-google-reader/id396069556?mt=8)]

Article Link: Feedly Launches New Cloud Platform to Replace Google Reader Ahead of July Shutdown (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/19/feedly-launches-new-cloud-platform-to-replace-google-reader-ahead-of-july-shutdown/)



Thataboy
Jun 19, 2013, 12:04 PM
Doesn't appear to work on IE 8. Nor does Newsblur. I hope something comes along that does! I don't really blame these sites for not supporting this ancient browser -- but it's what we have at work, so...

gibbz
Jun 19, 2013, 12:08 PM
I know they've promised a paid tier later this year, but moving from one free service to the next isn't appealing.

ValSalva
Jun 19, 2013, 12:17 PM
I know they've promised a paid tier later this year, but moving from one free service to the next isn't appealing.

My concern too. I'm looking at Feed Wrangler. I also hope Reeder on the iPad or Mac is updated by July 1st.

flottenheimer
Jun 19, 2013, 12:22 PM
Loving Feedly! Switching from Google Reader to Feedly has actually renewed my interest in the RSS feeds I'm subscribed to.

Across platforms the Feedly layout is simply beautiful — and man, was the migration process easy (almost to the point, that I'm still wondering if I have really migrated).

(No, I don't work at or is in any way connected to Feedly).

lars666
Jun 19, 2013, 12:32 PM
Even better than Flipboard on the iPad, I think. Love Feedly!

switcher3365
Jun 19, 2013, 12:36 PM
I can handle Feedly in the browser, but I use FeeddlerRSS on my iPhone and iPad, and I love Feeddler's simple design better than Feedly's apps. I hope that Feeddler will be able to use this "cloud" service or that they will come up with their own syncing solution.

spazzcat
Jun 19, 2013, 12:36 PM
Doesn't appear to work on IE 8. Nor does Newsblur. I hope something comes along that does! I don't really blame these sites for not supporting this ancient browser -- but it's what we have at work, so...

This is the only way to make companies start upgrading. I can't tell you how many hours I lose a month trying make stuff work in old IE browsers....

musio
Jun 19, 2013, 12:51 PM
When something is free, it means they will rope you in to charge..

http://feedly.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/178768-is-there-a-paid-version-


At the moment feedly is a free tool. There will probably be both a free and a paid version in the future.



Haven't heard anything from reeder which is a worry...

iMerik
Jun 19, 2013, 01:26 PM
Loving Feedly! Switching from Google Reader to Feedly has actually renewed my interest in the RSS feeds I'm subscribed to.

Across platforms the Feedly layout is simply beautiful — and man, was the migration process easy (almost to the point, that I'm still wondering if I have really migrated).

(No, I don't work at or is in any way connected to Feedly).
I too question whether I've migrated to Feedly or if it's still just pulling from Google Reader. I assume they do now have all my feeds set up or synching into the system, but it'd be nice to visually confirm that this is true... like let me disconnect my Google Reader account and continue using Feedly without those credentials.

Rocketman
Jun 19, 2013, 01:35 PM
They're also shutting down Google checkout and related services for physical products.

superfula
Jun 19, 2013, 01:44 PM
I too question whether I've migrated to Feedly or if it's still just pulling from Google Reader. I assume they do now have all my feeds set up or synching into the system, but it'd be nice to visually confirm that this is true... like let me disconnect my Google Reader account and continue using Feedly without those credentials.

There's a good write-up or two on their blog about the switch-over, including how to know if you've been moved.

http://blog.feedly.com/

Astroexe
Jun 19, 2013, 02:19 PM
That graphic is just... amazing.



I want it as a print or something.

FightTheFuture
Jun 19, 2013, 03:09 PM
Haven't heard anything from reeder which is a worry...I have a feeling the new iPad & Mac versions of Reeder will be released with Feedly support, like Instacast's Mac and iOS app using their cloud sync. It's the only way I can see the developer making money on it.

I like the appearance of Feedly: the navigation, the integration. What I don't like is that I have to use an extension to run it. Not a fan of extensions. Especially since it bypasses Google's 2-step verification on my work computer.

Weaselboy
Jun 19, 2013, 03:14 PM
What I don't like is that I have to use an extension to run it. Not a fan of extensions. Especially since it bypasses Google's 2-step verification on my work computer.

You don't need an extension any longer. Remove the extension and go to this site to login.

http://cloud.feedly.com/

FightTheFuture
Jun 19, 2013, 03:41 PM
You don't need an extension any longer. Remove the extension and go to this site to login.

http://cloud.feedly.com/
Thanks, this worked great for me. removed the extension completely. Quite a good web app, and it solved my 2-step verification issue.

Meandmunch
Jun 19, 2013, 03:52 PM
Love the illustration!

So cheery, thanks Google for handing us the keys to the car. We promise to take good care of it!

bozzykid
Jun 19, 2013, 04:01 PM
They're also shutting down Google checkout and related services for physical products.

No. They moved merchants to Google Wallet a long time ago. The killing off of Google checkout affected hardly any merchants since most had already moved.

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People were so mad at Google killing of Google Reader. But in their cruel ways, Google actually helped companies like Feedly push RSS readers even further. Feedly was good before the Google announcement but I don't think they would of spent as much development effort had it not been killed off. In the end, the users won.

Rocketman
Jun 19, 2013, 04:12 PM
No. They moved merchants to Google Wallet a long time ago. The killing off of Google checkout affected hardly any merchants since most had already moved.Nope. ATTENTION: On November 20, 2013, Google Checkout will no longer be supported. Sellers of digital goods on Google (Google Play, Chrome Web Store, Offers Marketplace and Google Wallet for digital goods) will automatically transition to Google Wallet and will not be impacted.

And in the next link:

Retiring Google Checkout Announcement

On November 20th, 2013, Google will shut down its Checkout product. Here’s how this may affect you:

* Merchants selling digital goods may transition to Google Wallet for digital goods
* Merchants selling through Google-hosted marketplaces (e.g. Google Play) will be unaffected
* Merchants selling physical goods will need to switch to third-party alternatives (see below)

This decision was not made lightly—ultimately, we decided our focus is best concentrated on other areas of the payments space. As we begin to sunset this product, you can expect to see a number of changes through 2013

StevenB14
Jun 20, 2013, 04:48 AM
I can handle Feedly in the browser, but I use FeeddlerRSS on my iPhone and iPad, and I love Feeddler's simple design better than Feedly's apps. I hope that Feeddler will be able to use this "cloud" service or that they will come up with their own syncing solution.

There is an update on the below blog from the Feeddler developer. Doesn't sound great though.

I like and use Feeddler but looks like it's going to be the Feedly app for me. Will keep an eye on what happens with Feeddler and hopefully go back to it one day if they get it working with the Feedly cloud.

http://blog.chebinliu.com/

txa1265
Jun 20, 2013, 07:51 AM
Doesn't appear to work on IE 8. Nor does Newsblur. I hope something comes along that does! I don't really blame these sites for not supporting this ancient browser -- but it's what we have at work, so...

Yeah, same issue here - works on my Mac and personal PC laptop in Safari/Chrome/Firefox, but not on my work PC with IE8.

gmar002
Jun 20, 2013, 11:30 AM
Hi guys,
Have you checked out http://www.noowit.com? A new HTML5 web app still in private beta and about to launch to the general public on July 1st (for obvious reasons). iOS app also to be released soon…Noowit is both a content discovery and a curation/distribution platform (the first of its kind reader/writer in a sense as soon users will also be able to author content right on the spot) Just days ago it released a Goggle Reader integration feature allowing users to effortlessly migrate and transform their feeds literally in one click into beautiful personalized mags, that are filtered by their interests. I’d be happy to get you an invite for immediate access if you’d like to review it. Trust me if you try it firsthand it will blow you away…Just let me know where I should email it.

nagromme
Jun 20, 2013, 11:42 AM
cloud.feedly works for me--the unread count was lost (just once) in the transition from Reader, exactly as Feedly warned, and then after that has kept track of my reads/unreads accurately. Great!

However, on my iPad and iPhone, unread counts don't synch. They too got everything changed to unread, indicating that they did switch to Feedly Cloud--but they don't seem to receive any synching from that point on.

Growing pains, I'm sure.

I notice the Safari extension works, but is slower than the new URL. However, what I really want is a Safari extension with an unread count. (And same in the iOS apps.)

AppleDApp
Jun 20, 2013, 11:46 AM
I haven't read through all the posts but have you seen any sync issues?

I'll read a few articles on my phone and they will still be marked as unread on my computer later.

StevenB14
Jun 20, 2013, 03:30 PM
I haven't read through all the posts but have you seen any sync issues?

I'll read a few articles on my phone and they will still be marked as unread on my computer later.

I've not noticed any syncing issues between computer, iPad and phone. Will keep an eye on it. If you are experiencing sync issues I would imagine it would be a bug that would be fixed as soon as possible.

switcher3365
Jun 20, 2013, 11:19 PM
There is an update on the below blog from the Feeddler developer. Doesn't sound great though.

I like and use Feeddler but looks like it's going to be the Feedly app for me. Will keep an eye on what happens with Feeddler and hopefully go back to it one day if they get it working with the Feedly cloud.

http://blog.chebinliu.com/

Yep. It looks like it's going to be a subscription service.

StevenB14
Jun 21, 2013, 03:25 AM
Yep. It looks like it's going to be a subscription service.

Feedly and Digg are also supposed to be launching paid for premium services. Can't think of features that they would offer in a paid version though.

txa1265
Jun 21, 2013, 06:40 AM
Feedly and Digg are also supposed to be launching paid for premium services. Can't think of features that they would offer in a paid version though.

I am assuming that some combination of # of feeds, refresh rate, articles per day, or something else like that would be limited. Or ads. Or no mobile.

StevenB14
Jun 21, 2013, 07:20 AM
I am assuming that some combination of # of feeds, refresh rate, articles per day, or something else like that would be limited. Or ads. Or no mobile.

RSS feeds are a large part of my daily internet use so I would have no problem paying to use a premium Feedly service. They have to fund their service some how and you would think that the more paying customers they have the less chance it goes the way of Google Reader.

txa1265
Jun 21, 2013, 08:36 AM
RSS feeds are a large part of my daily internet use so I would have no problem paying to use a premium Feedly service. They have to fund their service some how and you would think that the more paying customers they have the less chance it goes the way of Google Reader.

Absolutely - if nothing else this GReader scare should have taught all of us the value (or not) of our RSS feeds. I would definitely pay.

StevenB14
Jun 21, 2013, 09:09 AM
I have been impressed with how fast Feedly have worked to provide an excellent Google Reader replacement.

I wasn't convinced when I first tried Feedly (just after Google's announcement) but they have listened to feedback from users and worked hard to create a great replacement on the desktop and mobile platforms.

nagromme
Jun 21, 2013, 11:14 AM
I haven't read through all the posts but have you seen any sync issues?

I'll read a few articles on my phone and they will still be marked as unread on my computer later.

Feedly said to quit and relaunch your iOS apps. That wasn't enough: try logging out (within Feedly app) and logging back in. That helped me a lot! Still not perfect: many items I read never get marked as read on my other devices. But after a log out/in, there was major improvement.

Feedly is actively developed and I'm sure more improvement is coming.

EDIT: Also--today I find that reading an article (at least in the Safari web version) no longer transmits the "read' state. I now have to Mark as Read manually--but when I do, all my iOS devices do receive the "read" updates. So, Mark as Read may be a useful workaround for now.

EDIT 2: Could be just luck, but it seems that if I leave the browser window open for 60 seconds or so after clicking Mark as Read, it's more likely to synch.