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We're now less than a month away from Google Reader meeting its maker, but don't panic: Feedly has been working to replace that popular API and now has support from third-party apps as well.
Feedly announced in a blog post Monday that its Google Reader API replacement now has support from a handful of key third-party apps, including the popular Reeder on OS X and iOS as well as Nextgen for Windows Phone.
"One of the key features of Google Reader was that they had an ecosystem of apps -- apps that people love and depend upon," the Feedly developers wrote. "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. Today we are excited to announce that you will be able to access your feedly from all these apps before Google Reader retires and that the access to feedly API will be free."
In addition to third-party app support, Feedly's own community has grown over the last 60 days following Google's announcement that it would be retiring Reader, with 68 percent of users who try the service winding up as active weekly users.
With this week's announcement, the future looks brighter than ever before for Google Reader orphans as the clock ticks down to the fateful July 1, 2013 deadline.
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