Marco Arment is calling on Reeder and Black Pixel (NNW) to make a change to their RSS readers, and lead the way in encouraging Google Reader alternatives to use an API that mirrors the the Google Reader API. Thus making it easy for the many 3rd-party feed reading apps (of which Reeder and NNW are arguably two of the most popular) that so many of us use to tie in to whichever new service we pick:

Like it or not, the Google Reader API is the feed-sync “standard” today. Until this business shakes out, which could take years (and might never happen), this is the best way forward.

This would be so great for the users.

March 14, 2013