Since 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.
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.