Feedly’s new cloud backend goes live ahead of Google Reader’s demise

On June 21, 2013

In the wake of the news from Google that their RSS reader, Google Reader, would be shutting down on July 1st, apps that were reliant on the backend of Google Reader have announced their own strategies for handling the transition. In their lead is Feedly.

Feedly has been gearing up for a migration to its new “feedly cloud” backend and it began by transitioning its iOS client. Yesterday the RSS reader officially launched the cloud backend and API, making it a platform not a product.

The new platform provides multiple safe alternatives to Google Reader and a fast and scalable infrastructure for Feedly. The company also brings a standalone new web interface for feedly, which was one of their most requested service features. The interface requires no browser extensions or plugins.

The company says it has had such a significant traction since Google’s retirement announcement back in March that by the end of May it had hit 12 million users. The RSS reader is also receiving about 25 million feeds to process daily. There are already over 200 app developers who have shown interest in integrating with the Feedly cloud platform.

You can visit the Feedly site for a simple one-quick migration path from Google Reader with Feedly Cloud.

Feedly for iOS [iTunes link]