Many users were more than a little upset when Google finally decided to let go of their Google Reader Application and pulled the plug on it for good. For those of us that love our Google Products and Services, saying goodbye to a once loved service like Reader was to say the least, a sad day for all of us. That is accept, for one group of people in particular. Feedly. That’s because this gave them perfect opportunity to capitalize on the masses of people who would undoubtedly be looking for a new RSS feed to give them the news that they wanted and craved. Well, perhaps craved is a bit strong of a word, but people were certainly going to be looking for a new RSS feed to use.
Feedly took every advantage that it could and improved the service that were already offering tenfold, and enhancing their product with many new features to entice users into making Feedly a part of their daily life. As the user base for Feedly started to grow, they saw the need to update their Android app accordingly to continue enhancing the experience for those users. The newest update for their Beta Android RSS reader app, out today, adds in a ‘Speed Reading’ feature that allows you to quickly move through your news feeds with a tap gesture, although the main focus of this update as stated by Feedly themselves, is focused on bux fixes and improvements. The bug fixes are well and good and they definitely have their place, as they ensure that users stay happy, but the speed reading feature is smooth sexy.
The ability to transition from news article to the next without page loads and slow lag, is probably the best thing Feedly could have done to enhance the experience for users. It’s also nice to see some UI updates once in a while, but when something isn’t broke there’s no need to fix it. If you are currently using the Feedly application for Android and haven’t done the update yet, head to the Play Store and slide on over to the ‘My Apps’ section and hit the update button. If you aren’t using Feedly but you would like to, you can join the beta community on their G+ page and become a beta tester at this link. We think you’ll appreciate all that it has to offer. Are you using Feedly? If so let us know what you think about the Android app and the latest update that came out today in the comments.