Dead Snake – Download Available Again – 1.0b3

Here is the log of the changes that were made to feedly 1.0b3.1 to try to better explain how feedly uses under the hood Google Reader as a feed management and force people to explicitely opt-in

Change #1 | First Run Screen
If you are a google reader and you install feedly. The first run page has changed to show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65995199@N00/2593284562/sizes/o/

Change #2 | Explicit Permission Grant on Welcome and Add
Everytime a google reader user will try to use the welcome wizard to import source or connections, when he or she clicks on Apply, they will be asked to explicitely grant feedly to use the Google Reader database.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65995199@N00/2601706675/sizes/o/

Change #3 | Automatic Undo
We added an undo action for un-doing all the changes of the welcome wizard.

Change #4 | Explicit Permission Grant on Delete
We also add Justin Baum suggestions to have on unsubscription of a feed a modal confirmation dialog which reminds the user that the action will impact the google reader database:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65995199@N00/2597333482/sizes/o/

Change #5 | Automatic Backup of the user’s OPML
Finally, to be on the extra safe side, we also changed feedly so that it makes a local backup of the users OPML file before the welcome support is activated. The backup file is called feedly.backup.opml and it will be located in the root of your firefox profile directory so that even if you un-install feedly, it stays there.

With all these changes in place, we are going to re-open the download. We are, in parallel, going to circle back with the people who missed the initial set of notifications and make sure that the new approach is bullet proof.

Thanks to Justin to spent time to provide input on how to best address this issue.

To get the update, go to firefox>tools>add-ons>find updates and update to feedly 1.0b3

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