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Winds 2.0: It’s Time to Revive RSS

I love using RSS to follow the programming and tech news I care about. Unfortunately, the number of sites supporting RSS has been in rapid decline over the last few years. The reader ecosystem is slowly degrading as well. Facebook and Twitter’s dominance is now delivering its final blow to the open standard of RSS.

It’s time to turn the tide. Stream is releasing Winds 2.0, an open-source Podcast & RSS Reader. You can download Winds here or head over to Github for the code.

Many power users of RSS are developers, designers and journalists. Together, we hope to tip the balance and #ReviveRSS. With the help of the community we can build an RSS experience that’s polished, bug free and popular enough to convince publications to improve their support for open standards and RSS.

Winds is not perfect yet, we’re working on it though and with your help we might just manage to #ReviveRSS

A huge thank you to:

And of a course many thanks to the devrel team at Stream for taking what started out as an example app and turning it into such a beautiful polished experience!

Download Winds or checkout the code on Github.