RSS service Newsalloy on the brink of closure Friday, May 02, 2008
Image via WikipediaWow, the May spring clean must be in full swing as I've just received an email from Newsalloy advising that it too is to close.
You received this email because you are registered user of News Alloy Project - Web2.0 based Feed Reader. (http://www.newsalloy.com/)
Bad times finally came, my contract with our hosting provider is over so i will shut down the site in a couple of days, please grab your OPML for your convenience.
If you are interested for project to stay alive and get it under your wing please contact me, we need new dedicated hosting (quite powerful).
In case you want to get full ownership of the domain and grab all sources feel free to ask. It will cost not that much as fat cats are asking.
Also i've developed new version about 6 months ago which is half ready - News Alloy 2.0.
But to make it complete i need funding. Thats for sure.
If You want to have look - please let me know to get an invitation.
If noone is interested i will put other project on the top of News Alloy domain.
Please keep in mind that News Alloy project was developed by one single person who was in charge of everything - coding, design, promo and PR.
Now I'm open for interesting contracts and custom jobs in the area of web development and system administration.
Thank you for staying with us,
Project Developer and Maintainer
I'm sad to see this service close as it was the first online RSS reader I used and found it far superior to many others. Unfortunately, its' occasional outages prompted me to move to Google Reader, and from the site stats it looks like many others deserted the service. It never gained traction against more established services and was possibly doomed once Google introduced their reader.
Service Stats at 2 May 2008