Comments on Google Reader API Niall Kennedy's home on the web 2012-07-02T14:52:24Z Niall Kennedy Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States By: Elad Elad 2009-03-15T11:07:41Z 2009-03-15T11:07:41Z Another little something: you can get a feed of any Google Reader user’s publicly shared items without authenticating, like so:[userID]/state/

By: jackphelps jackphelps 2009-02-05T21:33:23Z 2009-02-05T21:33:23Z folks: there’s some additional doc here that my be of help to some of you (unfortunately hasn’t solved my problem yet):

By: jackphelps jackphelps 2009-02-05T21:11:44Z 2009-02-05T21:11:44Z Does anyone know how to solve this…?I’m trying to roll my own aggregator by running feeds through the API to normalize the contents. Works great for most feeds. However, some feeds use url parameters to deliver their contents… example: “”. The API sees this and thinks the feed address is just “”, and that the “?feed=rss2” is a parameter for IT, rather than the feed’s server. Escaping the ? does not work… anyone have any clues?
Thanks to Niall for the awesome work.

By: rolf rolf 2008-12-16T09:19:36Z 2008-12-16T09:19:36Z Any way to mark a news as read through the reader api?

By: Mariano Kamp Mariano Kamp 2008-12-13T09:55:11Z 2008-12-13T09:55:11Z Hey Niall,

great article. Thanks for putting in the time to investigate.

Do you have any idea how to tell the API what you’ve seen already?
I am wondering how it can be prevented that all the items are downloaded again, even though they have been seen already.

Something along the lines of passing in a timestamp?!

By: Ken Ken 2008-04-15T04:13:14Z 2008-04-15T04:13:14Z This is phenomenal. When will the API be released or stabilized?

By: Joe Lazarus Joe Lazarus 2008-03-16T20:53:21Z 2008-03-16T20:53:21Z Niall, do you know if there’s a way to use the Google Reader API to get the RSS contents of a particular item within a feed? I see that you provide an example above of how to view the feed for this blog. I’m wondering if there’s a way to view just this post, for example, without your blog header, sidebar, or all the other posts in your feed.

By: Tim Tim 2007-08-20T22:26:19Z 2007-08-20T22:26:19Z How are you guys authenticating against /reader/api/0/subscription/list?

I tried some basic http authentication but its not working; it returns a 400 status and this msg:

Server Error:The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.Please try again in 30 seconds.

(this method works for getting say a list of google bookmarks or something from search history)

import httplib2
login = “”
password = “*****”
url = ‘’

h = httplib2.Http()
h.add_credentials(login, password)

resp, content = h.request(url, “POST”, body=”nt”, headers={‘content-type’:’text/plain’} )

print content

By: Manoj Bist Manoj Bist 2007-08-19T01:16:06Z 2007-08-19T01:16:06Z Hi Chris,
Any plans to ‘unofficially’ support Google’s authsub for Google Reader any time soon?
Supporting Authsub will remove huge burden of handling google user’s password for anyone trying to develop applications over google reader.

By: HB HB 2007-08-14T22:07:26Z 2007-08-14T22:07:26Z does anyone know if we can use Authsub with Google Reader API — as opposed to using the the Auth Cookie which would required getting the user login/password.