The Future Looks Bright for News Readers
In a sudden, though somewhat expected move, Google yesterday announced the shutdown of their Google Reader service by the 1st of July.
NewsSpot, as one of the leading newsreader apps on Windows Phone, serving thousands of people with their personal list of RSS sources, will continue to work after the shutdown of Google Reader.
We at FourSpotProject are looking positively into the future. Google Reader was the market leader in aggregating RSS feeds, however, the efforts of Google to bring updates and innovation to their service ceased a considerable time ago.
As from now, lots of other companies will have the chance to bring an even better experience and new features to the market. Before the 1st of July we will release an update for NewsSpot which will enable our customers to move to at least one of those services. Right now we are assessing the options and will announce something as soon as we have settled on an alternative.
With best regards,
In the light of Google Reader's shutdown and the arising alternatives, we decided to rebuild the sync engine of NewsSpot, so that it supports multiple sync services and multiple accounts.
For us this means a huge undertaking, but it will enable us to react quickly to changes in the market and you to choose whatever backend you like and stick to NewsSpot.
Before the 1st of July you will get an Update for NewsSpot which includes support for at least one of the new services and over time we will add others.
The buzz around Google Reader's demise has proven us RSS is in no way a dying technology, and we are looking forward to be part of the upcoming developments and opportunities!
Until then, Happy Reading!