About Google Reader shutdown

Yesterday Google announced that they will shut down Google Reader at 1. July, 2013. That affects the Google Reader Watcher extension pretty much, the add-on won't work when the day will come.

But what can we do after? Will be there a such a good service to get news updates? And if yes, will be there a browser plugin which will notify us when something new happens on the world?

For the first question I assume the answer is yes. I don't know who will win, currently I'm playing with feedly, but I don't know how will they react if their user number will start growing. They wrote on twitter, that they will introduce a paid version, which can means that the current setup will change. Maybe they will add a limitation of feeds, so for example we may will be able to use it free until we have less than like 40 feed subscription. Maybe they will add ads to the page and we can buy adfree version, I don't know. If they will put limitation, I don't think I will use it.
I'm sure there are good products which provides similar functinallity to Google Reader, we just need to find the best one.

For the second quest I want to say yes, but it depends.
As a developer I also need a good API to interact with the service. I will need to authenticate, I will need to be able to get details about the unread items, etc. If the service can provide it, I can port the extension and everyone will be happy.
I already contacted to feedly, but still don't know if it will be my choice or not. We have more than 3 months until the shutdown, maybe someone will build a brand new reader service which will beat all others. Who knows? I'm looking forward to it!

Hozzászólások

Have you tried the old reader http://theoldreader.com/ Its just like google reader and can import your google subscriptions , if possible can you review it and possibly make a extension for it

Anonymous

Maybe The Old Reader looks most familiar for Google Reader users and what's more - it's possible to login with Google account. And apart of TinyTinyRSS or Solfoss you don't need to host it on your own.

Anonymous

Tiny Tiny RSS seems quite good alternative to GR - and some people already are modding it to make it look/feel more like Google Reader. If you could modify your addon to support it (or do another one, that works with Tiny Tiny RSS), it'd be great. There is quite good API available: http://tt-rss.org/redmine/projects/tt-rss/wiki/JsonApiReference. Of course, users have to state their own server URL in preferences, but this does not sound like something a power user wouldn't be able to do. :)

Anonymous

Hi I use the old reader to now. I liked it it is a nice replacemend for Google Reader. If Google Reader Watcher can work with The old Reader it would be great. Please thak a look on it.
Thanks for your hard work.
Kind regards
Endor

Anonymous

Are you planning to use Feedly API?

Don't let it die, i don't wanna miss Greader!watcher!!!!

Feedly now looks vermost familiar to Greader and uses its own Cloud /normandy

Greetings from Costa Rica

Anonymous

According to #6 here http://blog.feedly.com/2013/06/21/summary-of-the-last-100-days there IS a public API. I've spent a while searching though and haven't found it, so I don't know...

/Daniel

Anonymous

Ok. Let's hope they release v17 soon then and that the API is good :-)

Google Reader Watcher is the only reason I'm hanging on to Google Reader to the bitter end. I really hate having to actively open a page up only to see if I have anything new to read at all...

/Daniel

Anonymous

Note 2: if you are a third party developer using the Google Reader API and would like to integrate with Normandy, please send an email to remi@feedly.com. We would love to keep the Google Reader ecosystem alive.

i also stay up to the bitter last day, in won't uninstall it for now.

i deciced to use Feedly than the Old Reader, together with some userscripts from greasemonkey.
i guess that Feedly will become most used Reader for now.

Greetings from Costa Rica

Anonymous

Hi
there is also https://www.inoreader.com wich look really interesting.
The have also an api: http://wiki.inoreader.com/doku.php?id=api

Maybe something for you.

Cheers
Endor

Anonymous

I just saw this, could it be interesting? http://blog.feedly.com/2013/09/18/feedly-for-developers-invitation-to-innovate/

Anonymous