Feedly Will Serve RSS Feeds to Former Google Reader Apps

By Cameron Scott 

google reader, feedly, rss feedsFeedly, which makes an RSS reader vying to become the go-to replacement for Google Reader, said today that it will make users’ RSS subscriptions to popular Google Reader-based mobile and Mac apps.

By the time Google pulls its category-leading Reader on July 1, users will be able to access their subsciptions not just in Feedly — which imports feeds from Reader and displays them in a more visually appealing interface — but also in the apps Reeder, Nextgen Reader, Newsify and gReader, Feedly said today.

“We are … hearing from users that saving their feeds is not enough. One of the key features of Google Reader was that they had an ecosystem of apps – apps that people loved and depended upon,” Feedly said in a press release.

The company has actively engaged users in trying to determine how best to take over the RSS Reader category Google is vacating. Its user surveys have generated 3,500 proposals, according to the company.

Users have also asked for increased speed, a search feature for their RSS content and Windows apps.

It says the growth of its user base “accelerated in March 2013 when Google announced that they are retiring Google Reader and a majority of the Google Reader refugees choose Feedly as their new home.”

Seven in 10 new Feedly users become active users, the company said.