After weeks of preparatory work we are now really close to shipping the alpha version of the next release of RSS Bandit codenamed Phoenix. As you can see from the above screen shot, the key new feature is that you can read feeds from Google Reader, NewsGator Online and the Windows Common Feed List from RSS Bandit in a fully synchronized desktop experience.

This has been really fun code to write and I'm pretty sure I have a pending blog post in me about REST API design based on my experiences using the NewsGator REST API. The primary work items we have are around updating a bunch of the GUI code to realize that there are now multiple feed lists loaded and not just one. I estimate we'll have a version ready for our users to try out on the 14th or 15th of this month.

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