So yesterday brought the sad news that Google Reader is being killed off. C’est la vie it seems, given it was a Google product. In my search for an alternative I rediscovered Fever and decided to see if I could run it up for free on Heroku. Onwards...
Personally I think the news about Reeder is quite sad, as I would quite happily have paid for it as a service. In fact I like RSS so much that I actually shelled out the $30 for Fever when it first came out years ago (I was also pretty massive Shaun Inman fanboy if I’m being honest).
I ended up setting Fever aside because screw having to manage self-hosting for PHP and MySQL, right?
If you’re new to Fever I recommend going and checking it out, but also reading the post in response to the Google Reader announcement by Fevers author, Shaun, for a good list of what Fever is and isn’t.