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Soon after Google’s announcement that they planned to close down Google Reader on July 1, users swarmed to various other web-based RSS services in the hope of finding a suitable alternative that is simple and usable, offers comparable features, and ideally has a mobile interface that plays nicely with its web based counterpart.

The clear leader in the ever-growing pack of contenders is Feedly, who announced that they’d make some major changes to their infrastructure allowing them to scale better as users and their feeds come onboard, building a new service to replace Google Reader:

Feedly cloud is now live, providing a fast and scalable infrastructure to seamlessly replace Google Reader

Over the last week, Feedly’s been putting out a number of playful images like the one above to promote their new services and entice users to migrate to Feedly Cloud.

Migrating your data is as simple as logging into the new Feedly Cloud service with your Google account to migrate your feeds and begin using the service. You can also trigger this migration through Feedly’s Android app, which also – until recently – used Google Reader’s APIs.

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As you start using Feedly more, you’ll discover a number of apps that work really well with it, including one popular Android app gReader which has moved away from its Google Reader roots and now offers integration with Feedly.

[app]com.noinnion.android.greader.readerpro[/app]

With potentially millions of users who’ll have to abandon Google Reader in the coming week and a half, you shouldn’t leave your migration until the last moment. Access Feedly Cloud to follow the easy migration process.

Feedly isn’t the only service stepping up to fill Google Reader’s shoes, although they seem to have the most mindshare at the moment. Digg has also revealed that it’s building a replacement RSS reader service – you can access their Digg Reader page now and sign up, or read more on their blog.

Are you already using Feedly, or will you move to another Google Reader alternative? Let us know in the comments!

Source(s): Feedly Blog
  • Annoying Old Fart

    Netvibes looks a lot like Google Reader… I’ve transitioned with little pain.

  • Myk

    I’ve switched to Feedly, and found it the best replacement for the way I used Reader. I found its RSS search function incredibly useful, and in some ways, the interface works better than the Reader app I was using last.

  • Paul Walker

    I’ve tried Feedly and wasn’t that impressed. I’m waiting for Digg.

  • gutenmuach

    feedly doesnt have an internal search for rss feed/article… i hope they fix this soon.

  • bhislop

    Tried feedly … wasn’t sold. Tried gReader with feedly integration this morning … not sold.

    What I want is something that looks exactly like google reader on the web and in an android app. Is that too much to ask? ;)

    • nevetsg

      I bounced to hosting my own TT-RSS site but there are public ones out there. Then I use the free app to check from the phone. All I am missing are the widgets but am coping.

      It is a nice and simple interface with none of the pretty that kills functionality.

      • bhislop

        I have heard of this. I think it’s well and truly time to look into a bit more now! Thanks for the reminder :)

    • Greg

      You can have one or the other, but not both. The Old Reader has the best web interface I’ve tried, but no app. All the backhand supported by my Reader app of choice – Press – have a pretty compromised web experience.

      I’m trying feedbin.me at the moment.

      • Greg

        backhand == backends