Feedly Takes Google Reader Replacement Live

feedly, google, google reader, rss readers, Feedly today launched a Web RSS reader to replace Google’s, which the company will retire on July 1.

Previously, Feedly worked as a browser extension which wasn’t available for Opera or Internet Explorer.

“This was one of the most requested features, and we are thrilled to deliver on this today,” the company said in a blog post, referring to  user survey results.

Google’s move to kill Reader, while unpopular with users, has proved a boon for Feedly, which tripled its user count from 4 million prior to Google’s announcement to 12 million users at the end of May. The company cheerily wished Reader a “happy retirement.”

Feedly has also made an API (application programming interface) available to developers to use the service in their own apps. Nine apps, including Sprout Social social media management platform, have integrated Feedly’s RSS reader.

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