Fastladder RSS Reader is now Open Source

Fastladder, an English localized version of the Japan’s most popular web-based RSS Reader “livedoor Reader” becomes Open Source today.

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Codes written in Ruby on Rails/Javascript are available on Google Code. The lincense is an MIT license.

The installable binary package is also downloadable from For Windows/Mac/Unix. It is still the same web-based (and “fast”, as they claim in the product name) application, but you may use it with non-internet web-based system/feeds in your company. livedoor recommends you to use their original free-hosted version if you do not need to access those intranet RSS feeds.

As a web based RSS reader, livedoor Reader leads off to Google Reader (localized in Japanese) and Bloglines by user-share.

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Akky Akimoto

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