Feedly Opens Up Normandy API To Other Apps

Feedly has been very popular with Lifehacker readers as a replacement for Google Reader, which has less than a month to live now. To get around that problem, Feedly is developing its own API for when Google kills Reader off for good. If you're a fan of alternate readers such as Reeder, Press or gReader, you'll now also be able to access the Feedly API.

Feedly (one of Lifehacker's favourites) made the announcement via its blog, noting that "We have been working behind the curtains with the developers of Reeder, Press, Nextgen Reader, Newsify and gReader as design partners for our Normandy project."

Normandy's the name of Feedly's replacement RSS API that it will implement before the end of the month to keep the Feedly service going. That's not all the Feedly team are promising, however, with planned improvements to speed (seen as the number one priority), web access, search and Windows Phone/Windows 8 clients also on the roadmap.

Feedly is listening: the roadmap you helped us shape [Feedly Blog]


    Awesome news - the loss of the API is what really hurts with Google Reader closing, and it's good to see my favourite app on Android gReader is putting itself behind this. Hopefully most major RSS apps going forward build support for these sort of APIs rather than all trying to go it alone.

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