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Thread: Official Google Reader Will Be Shut Down Thread (little effect on BeyondPod)

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    Official Google Reader Will Be Shut Down Thread (little effect on BeyondPod)

    Google announced this today. http://googlereader.blogspot.de/2013...le-reader.html
    What will be the consequences for BeyondPod? I am using it mainly for my podcast feeds with BeyonPod and I don't know if there are any good alternatives for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordDeath View Post
    Google announced this today. http://googlereader.blogspot.de/2013...le-reader.html
    What will be the consequences for BeyondPod? I am using it mainly for my podcast feeds with BeyonPod and I don't know if there are any good alternatives for us.
    Exactly the same question - I've used google reader with beyondpod for probably 3/4 years? No idea what the alternatives are once google reader gets shut down. Appreciate any info anyone may have.

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    BeyondPod is the first thing that I thought of when I read the news. Really bummed and I think really dumb for Google to do this. I read that they're desperately trying to incorporate any possible news feed into Google Plus and that's the main reason for closing Reader. I wonder if there's any way to glean the RSS feeds from Google Plus if that would keep the same functionality that we have now. It's so convenient being able to keep track of what I've read and haven't read in my news feeds and podcast subscriptions on both my phone and tablet.

    I hope there's a decent alternative. I haven't read of any that don't also rely on the Reader API backbone.

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    greader alternatives include my.yahoo.com ; best import API

    Alternatives are listed at:

    http://marketingland.com/google-to-c...e-reader-36125

    the one that seems of a similar scale to greader is http://my.yahoo.com

    Which can BeyondPod be made to import from? That requires an API, and probably oAuth, which Yahoo has.

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    According to the feedly.com blog, they are going to duplicate the current Google Reader Backend... might be a good alternative?

    http://blog.feedly.com/2013/03/14/google-reader/

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    Just wanted to add a "me too" to this thread. I guess we could add the feeds in manually but that would be a pain.

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    Adding manually also wouldn't sync across devices keeping track of what you've read and haven't read. I'm hoping Google hears the outcry and open sources or sells it. Or keeps it running!

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    Obviously, the death of Google Reader will have implications for BeyondPod, but it's still over 3 months away, so there's time to plan for it.

    However, the absence of Google Reader doesn't mean that RSS feeds are going away too. You will still be able to subscribe to podcasts - it's just the Google Reader integration that Google are removing access to. That's not to say that it won't make any difference, because of course it will. But even if BeyondPod simply dropped support for Google Reader integration and removed the Google Reader sync component, your podcast feeds would still work, albeit with some missing functionality.

    As to using Google Reader for device syncing, we have been beta testing Cross Device Syncing for BeyondPod for some months now (completely independently of this news), which makes it possible to do much more more precise syncing between Android devices of which episodes you listened to (including information about your progress through individual episodes, which is simply not possible with GReader). You can see more information and Q&As about that in the Cross Device Syncing Beta Test forum, and there are plans to add some other features to it. It is limited to Android devices, but for Windows PCs, there is the option of installing BeyondPod under Bluestacks. Also, once the syncing is stable, there will be a published API to allow people to write apps that will take advantage of the sync information of other platforms if they want to. Again, it's not a complete replacement for cross-platform Google Reader synchronisation, but it does address the synchronisation more comprehensively for multiple Android devices.

    I'm sure you will agree that a knee-jerk reaction would be inappropriate without carefully considering the options (including Feedly and any other solution that may come to light) and implications for BeyondPod. We'll keep you posted.
    Last edited by juwlz; 03-14-2013 at 06:48 AM.

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    What is Google up to? Still a lot of us using Reader, look forward to updates here! Not left floundering, I hope!
    Take care!

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    there's talk that Feedly is planning to publish an API to it's Google Reader-like service that exactly the same as Google Reader's. maybe BP could work out Feedly synchronization like it now does with Google Reader.
    -- Mike Jacobs

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