RIP Google Reader.
Even though all evidence pointed to it, I hoped it wasn’t going to happen.
Here’s my coping mechanism: OpenShift + Tiny Tiny RSS
I installed the Tiny Tiny RSS aggregator and reader using an +OpenShift quickstart +Gunnar Hellekson put together. If you already have an account, you can have your Google Reader replacement up in running in 10 minutes.
Step 1: Quickstart: https://github.com/ghelleks/Tiny-Tiny-RSS-quickstart
Step 2: Export everything from Google Reader https://www.google.com/takeout/#custom:reader
Step 3: Upload the subscriptions.xml file (found in the exported archive from Step 2). If you’re only reading through the web. You’re done.
If you want to read on your Android devices, two more easy steps.
Step 4: “Enable external API” under general preferences on your newly installed Tiny Tiny RSS server so you can access the contents through apps.
Step 5: Download a reader for your Android devices. I chose TTRSS-Reader. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ttrssreader
I’ll miss you Google Reader.