Monday, 24 September 2012

Feedburner is NOT closing on 20 Oct 2012

Hope you got the title in one sight only. Recently a misunderstood news went viral on the net that said about feedburner to be closed on 20 October 2012. But don't worry, this best ever service is NOT going to close any sooner. Let us discuss the real story behind all this misunderstanding.

The Real Story:

The ZERO Glitch:

From the last few (a little more than few) days, if you had noticed then you would have seen that feedburner kept showing zero subscribers and all stats are '0'. Same is the case with every feedburner user. See my screenshot below.

Feedburner shows zero subscribers

Actually, feedburner is just facing a glitch and according to feedburner status blog, they are currently working on it. See the 'known issues' post on feedburner status blog here. This glitch led to many misunderstanding that maybe Google is going to abandon feedburner. But, well this issue would be solved in a short time (I guess so!)

The feedburner API is going to close...But not feedburner.

According to Google Developers Feedburner pageThe Google Feedburner APIs have been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011 will be shut down on October 20, 2012.

Feedburner API to shut down on 20 October 2012

But the API is just a part of the whole program. Yes, this API shutdown would prove harmful to some third-party applications that make use of it, but as far as I know, this has nothing to do with us bloggers. So it is true that they shutting feedburner API, but it would not harm us as they are not closing feedburner service. The program would continue to run perfectly once the 'zero' subscribers glitch is solved.

And if Google decides to really stop any of its services, then they would surely announce it to its millions of users before executing a shutdown. So there is no need to worry about your feed or its subscribers...