In less than a month, Google Reader will shut down for good, according to the countdown timer on, a company now in the process of building a replacement. For end users, the loss is one of a simple, fast and powerful front-end for browsing news feeds, but for developers working on apps in the RSS ecosystem, it means something even worse: the end of access to the Reader API. Today, Feedly is offering an alternative.

Having recently emerged as one of the more serious contenders to pick up where Google Reader left off, the company has announced partnerships with several RSS app developers, including ReederPressNextgen ReaderNewsify and gReader, which will move to support the Feedly API before the Google Reader API is shut down. What that means for end users relying on these apps is that the app makers will be able…

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