How can I import my feeds from Google Reader?
We had to turn off our direct Reader import when it was shut down, but fear not, you can still manually import your old feeds if you have your OPML file. If you do, head on over to your account page and you can import the OPML file there.
Who is behind Kouio?
We're Adam O'Byrne (party in the front-end) and Stephen McDonald (business in the back-end), a couple of dudes from Sydney, Australia. We've been building the web at start-ups, agencies and mega-corps since the late 90s, when Netscape Gold and ICQ reigned supreme. When we're not working on Kouio, we remain fairly busy grooming our beards.
Why would I pay for Kouio, can't I get this for free elsewhere?
We were avid Google Reader users for many years, and it broke our hearts when it was shut down, so first and foremost we built Kouio for ourselves. As the adage goes though, you do get what you pay for, and so what we're trying to do with Kouio is create a sustainable business that you can depend on. For $5.00 a month, our commitment to you is to provide The Reader you've always wanted, without ever pulling the rug out.
It seems a bit simple, can you add the feature I want?
We want Kouio to stay focused on providing the absolute best RSS experience on the market. We also wanted to release Kouio before the Google Reader apocalypse, which forced us to keep things simple and focus on the core functionality. If you have any suggestions, or any feedback at all, we'd love to hear from you.
How about mobile support? What apps are available?
The Kouio web interface is purpose built for mobile and tablet devices. We wrote more about mobile support for Kouio on our blog, so have a read there if you're interested, but we invite you to try Kouio on your moble device - we're certain you'll love it. We're also working on other utilities like our bookmarklet, browser extensions for feed notifications, and more. Check out our Goodies page for more info.
What are the keyboard shortcuts?
j/down Move to next item and read k/up Move to previous item and read n Move to next item without reading p Move to previous item without reading o/enter Open current item v Open item's URL in new window s Star current item m Mark current item read/unread r Reload item list 1 One column layout 2 Two column layout ? Show list of app shortcuts
What does the tech stack look like?
Fairly modern but nothing too fancy. The front-end was built with Backbone and some help from Chaplin. The back-end uses Python, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, memcached, and Redis. We'll probably release a lot of our stuff as open source at some stage, we've been doing that for years.
What does 'Kouio' mean, and how the heck do I pronounce it?
Koo-ee-o. Like all good names, it's completely made up. There is actually a story to it... perhaps one day we'll reveal it.
Ok I'm convinced, will you take my money?
Whoa there, not so fast - you can try Kouio for 7 days free! (actually entirely free during our beta). Sign up now and welcome aboard, you won't regret it.