They have been asking registered users about a premium service. The questions include how many feeds do we follow, how much we would be willing to pay, and which features we would want in exchange for our dough.
I’ve just finished the poll, and while I could post the link I think it would be better if I don’t. I suspect that Feedly only wants to hear from active users, not the general public. But I bet the folks behind Feedly are also going to come across this blog post, so let me take this opportunity to beg them for the one feature I desperately need:
The one and only reason I am still using Google Reader is that it offers automatic translation of the several dozen non-English feeds that I follow. It is those feeds as much as anything that keeps me a step ahead of the competition. I don’t know of any other news reader that offers this, and it is the one feature I can’t live without.
I do have an alternative solution, so I will be able to continue to function after the Readerpocalypse, but I do so want Feedly to offer translation from inside the app. That would be the best option for me.
But that’s just what I have seen; what do you think of Feedly?
It’s been some 2 months since Google announced that Google Reader would be shut down, and Feedly is widely considered the most promising replacement. They’ve promised support for hard core users, followed through, and then expanded their vision to include going after users of Flipboard, Zite, and other entertainment style reading apps.
Does it meet your needs for a Google Reader replacement?