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Sep
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Millions of people have turned to Feedly as their Google Reader replacement, and while it isn't quite the same, it's now taking a big step towards making the similarity all the more uncanny. In an acknowledgement that one size does not fit all and in an effort to grow Feedly from a product into a platform, the team has decided to open up the Feedly API. They're welcoming outside developers to create apps and other experiences that can take advantage of the Feedly cloud.

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The team has worked with fifty developers over the past six months to create an API that is flexible enough to serve many different types of products, including readers, enterprise apps, dashboards, etc. Yet at the same time, it's intended to be simple enough for a single develop to create a great app in less than a week. If this is true, we can expect third-party readers to appear in the Play Store in the weeks and months ahead.

Information and resources are available here for developers raring at the chance to take a swing at creating something awesome that integrates with Feedly. If you don't like the official Feedly app or the few alternatives that currently sync with it, hopefully someone else will now develop a new third-party client that presses all the right buttons - or maybe you will be the one to create it yourself.

Source: Feedly Blog

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.marklaflamme.com/ Mark LaFlamme

    Love Feedly for the desktop. Hate the Android app. Hopefully some developer will create an app that has a working widget. I'd like to go all in with these guys. PC wise, I ain't missing GReader at all.

    • bydavidrosen

      that's funny i'm the opposite... love the android app and don't like the web version...

      • http://www.marklaflamme.com/ Mark LaFlamme

        Heh. Just goes to show ... something, something or other. My main problem with the app is the lack of widget. I mean, there IS a widget, but it doesn't do anything.

        • bydavidrosen

          oh yea the widget is useless. my biggest problem with the web version is my starred articles, when i read them, they don't get marked as read. i just hit refresh and they're all still there. randomly sometimes it will work and they're gone, but i can even hit the x's to remove them manually and they just come back. i've tried e-mailing support and no help, and this is across 3 different computers...

          • blahmoomoo

            The X isn't used to get rid of the saved articles. The flag icon that you used to save them in the first place gets rid of them.

            AFAIK, the X does the same as "trash" which removes the article from the list... temporarily. When you refresh the list the trashed articles reappear.

          • bydavidrosen

            ... really? in what world does that make sense haha. thanks though... i'll give that a try ... i'm not sure i understand the point of the x then though.

          • blahmoomoo

            Neither do I. It seems pointless, really.

          • bydavidrosen

            haha ok at least i'm not completely an idiot :-)
            and btw you're totally right. just tried it. i have like 200 saved for later articles to clear out now haha

    • epsiblivion

      press supports feedly. it's paid though. haven't tried it but I hear it's great.

      • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

        I bought it when it first came out and found it average. It definitely improved and it is my default RSS reader now.

  • bydavidrosen

    Come on NewsRob! I'll pay Mariano Kamp at least $10 for a Feedly syncing version of NewsRob :-)

  • epsiblivion

    this is good news. I can't wait to see what other devs can whip up to compete with the stock feedly app. it's serviceable but hardly the ideal use

  • SPtheALIEN

    Reader+. Been using it since Google Reader.

  • Ryan Yakus

    my favorite part of the feedly app, and why I'll probably stick with it forever, is that they have figured out how to include the hover/title text for xkcd. such a small thing I know, but I love it.

    • Matthew Fry

      I made a request to the Press guys to add this, but I just now realized they already have. If you double tap an image you can zoom and show the title. Get Press man, it's really awesome.

      • Ryan Yakus

        eh. it's not as elegant as feedly's implementation, since it requires a couple clicks and you have to wait for the image to load in a new page, but at least it's there. thanks for the tip

  • Andrew

    Feedly backend + Press as a reader = RSS awesomeness.

    • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

      My personal choice. Works well, and the newly added offline image cache is awesome for my somewhat limited data plan.

    • Matthew Fry

      Press has really blossomed. They've kept their minimalistic UI but still are adding features and options. I've been very happy with my purchase.

    • Erik Tomlinson

      Yes! I'm covered on Android, now I just need Press as a Chrome app or native Windows app and I'll be very, very happy.

      • Andrew

        On laptop I use Nextgen Reader for Windows 8 (metro). It is nice, and only one metro app I use.

  • Qliphah

    Finally I can get rid of the bloated and unintuitive Feedly app... don't get me wrong I love it on a tablet, but for phones it sucks. Also the ability to mark as read by date will finally be added by some industrious modder. Here's hoping for a RedditSync type frontend with the feedly/post greader feeds I live off of.

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