Posted 14 March 2013 @ 11am in thoughts · 1 Comment
Google is killing off Google Reader, which acts as a warehouse of feeds for many people, feeding apps like Feedly and MobileRSS.
When it goes away there will be a power void. What we need is for someone to quickly build an API compatible replacement.
Don’t worry about the web UI part, just let people use a google account, pull their feeds, and then expose them with the same api. Charge a dollar. Or go to partners producing rss apps like Feedly and have them pay to use your api. They will need something like this if gReader goes away. You can cross promote feed apps and they can promote you to their users. Maybe get acquired by one of the larger feed app companies.
It seemse that Feedly is already busy building an API replacement. Whether they share this with other companies stands to be seen. Either way, I think there is room to compete here and to provide services for all the feed aggregators that are currently relying on Google Reader.
If I wasn’t so busy with creating a marketplace for musicians I would be all over this. Now please lazy internet, make this happen :)