Feedbin Notifier vs. Notify by Facebook
Today, Notify by Facebook was released. Conceptually, this is a similar app to Feedbin Notifier, which was released two days ago. The timing is coincidental but still interesting.
A similar coincidence happened when Feedbin launched, which is that two days later Google announced they were shutting down Reader. Weird timing.
In my mind, Feedbin Notifier offers many advantages over Notify. The biggest reason to choose Feedbin Notifier is that it works with any source that offers an RSS feed, while Facebook has a limited number of built in sources.
|Feature||Feedbin Notifier||Notify by Facebook|
|Sources||Anything with an RSS feed||72|
|Apple Watch App||Yes||No|
This comparison is obviously biased. However, it is worth pointing out that Notify costs nothing, while Notifier only works with a paid Feedbin subscription.
I think that having a large free competitor like this validates the idea. It also creates a market for a premium, more fully-featured version, which is what Feedbin Notifier is. Competing with Free is nothing new, it’s what Feedbin has been doing since day one.