Feedly gains more than 500,000 new users following Google Reader closure

Official blog welcomes new users to the RSS feed reader application

Following Google's decision to kill off the service due to a decline in usage, more than half a million Google Reader users have migrated to Feedly in just 48 hours.

Google announced earlier this week that it would be closing down its Reader service this July. After the announcement, Feedly, a news aggregator or RSS feed reader application service for Web/mobile iOS and Android users began posting transition tips on their official blog.

Stating that they will run on a clone of the Google Reader API called 'Normandy'. Feedly comforted users saying, "the transition will be seamless."

The team over at Feedly have posted continous updates of bandwith upgrades and new servers. The controversial decision to shut down Google Reader has boosted Feedly to become the No. 1 free app on the Apple Store.

Reports earlier this week from social news company Digg confirmed that they would be working on a replacement to the Google Reader.

The most recent post on Feedly's official blog states, "Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly."

Advice for iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox and Safari users is available from Feedly's official blog.

Source: Feedly Blog