Happy Birthday Feeder!

Feeder IconFeeder 1.0 was released on February 9, 2005, which makes it 1 year old today. When I released that version I had no idea how things would turn out, nor could I have ever imagined the reality.

First and foremost I must say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has bought, plugged and supported Feeder. Without you, none of this would have happened and I don’t know what I would be doing now. But this blog post isn’t about me, it’s all about the birthday boy.

So, how has Feeder done in its first year? In the podcasting world Feeder is a big hit. I’ve often mentioned that podcasts such as TWiT and the MacCast use Feeder along with countless others on this blog, but how about that Tony Blair podcast by The Sun or Rolling Stone magazine’s Bono interviews?

The first podcaster I knew who picked up Feeder and someone who remains a huge supporter is Paul Figgiani of The.Point Podcast. Paul is amongst the few Feeder users I’ve been lucky enough to meet in person, along with Adam Christianson and Paul Saurini of Barefoot Radio.

Outside of the podosphere, Feeder is used by The Omni Group for their news feed, in ThinkMac’s Icon Store and by Griffin Technologies. Something different? How about the official Nine Inch Nails site or the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Interact pages. Big corps? Honda uses it for their world news feed and I’m told it’s used internally at Apple Europe and at mobile phone company Orange.

There are so many other Feeder users out there that I can’t possibly mention them all, but they include indie Mac developers, schools, universities, churches, photographers, designers, tourism sites, MUGs (Mac User Groups), clubs and societies, musicians and just people syndicating news stories that interest them for their friends and family. It’s amazing.

Feeder has also made various appearances in print. Feeder appeared in the Podcast Solutions book by The Bitterest Pill‘s Dan Klass and Reel Reviews‘ Michael Geoghegan. Its first review appeared in MacUser UK (subscription required), followed by Macworld UK, as a Mac Gem in Macworld US and SVM Mac (PDF link) in France. When reviewed in PC Magazine, Feeder was rated higher than two of its Windows-based counterparts with the only “con” being that it was Mac-only – and that’s got to make any Mac user smile (particularly this one).

A good start, I’d say. Happy birthday Feeder!

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday Feeder!”

  1. Dan Klass Says:

    Happy Birthday, Feeder! And many more to come!

    Dan Klass
    Feeder Lover

  2. Paul Figgiani Says:

    This is a fabulous success story. Best wishes Steve.

    -Paul Figgiani.

  3. Don Says:

    Feeder is absolutely invaluable!

    Happy Birthday Feeder and congratulations Steve.

    If you’re going to the Podcast Expo again this year you may meet quite a few more podcasters who use Feeder (myself included)

    Don McAllister