Feedly Continues To Eat Up Google Reader Mobile Users

Feedly logoSince the announcement of Google Reader closing shop July 1, Feedly has taken the lead for top news app on Androids, iPhones and iPads.

After winning the No. 1 spot for news apps on Google Play and U.S. iTunes App Store last week, Feedly showed up No. 2 on Google Play and No. 4 on the U.S. App Store for both iPhones and iPads as of March 24.

While a slight drop from last week’s rankings, Feedly continues to out-rank other mobile Google Reader alternatives like NewsBlur, a favorite of our corresponding editor, Gary Price.

Earlier this month, more than 500,000 Google Readers  transitioned to Feedly in a 48-hour time period, causing a dramatic spike in downloads for the news reader service. To accommodate the surge in activity, Feedly increased their bandwidth and added new servers. In preparation of Google retiring Google Reader, Feedly has been working on a clone of the Google Reader API called Normandy which will allow users to transition seamlessly from Google Reader.

Related Topics: Apple: iPad | Apple: iPhone | Channel: Content Marketing | Google: Android | Google: Google Reader | Marketing Tools: RSS

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535233464 Gautam Sampathkumar

    Hi Guys,

    If
    what you want is the ability to skim large #s of headlines, organize
    lots of feeds, label them, tag articles for later reading in one fast
    unobtrusive “no magazine layout” reader, SwarmIQ is your choice.

    Sign up at http://www.swarmiq.com/register/GOOGLEREADERISDEAD , click on the Google reader icon to get all your feeds, and get up and running straight away.

    Disclosure: I’m on the team that built this site :-) Also, we don’t have “Google Alerts” type functionality yet.

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