This is a big revelation:
Google is planning to release an API for reading RSS
Feeds (the same API used for its Google Reader application) from
The new APIs will include synchronization, feed-level and item-level tagging,
per-item read and unread status, as well as rich media enclosure and metadata
handling and the public access could be launched in the next months.
This new API will be extremely simple to use (no SOAP) and its flexibility is
shown on this reverse-engineering
analysis of the Google Reader backend. You could be able to build your own
personal feed reader on top of Google Reader by using the correct calls to the
application, for example:
- Requesting a feed:
http://www.google.com/reader/atom/feed/ + [Feed
- Subscription list:
- Stream of unread entries across all subscribed feeds:
(more details are on the previous link).
This news is extremely interesting, because we could be able to add feed
capabilities to our applications in a simple manner. We'll see what happens!