So now there’s an eerie white blank where there used to be an erlenmeyer flask of green bubbly on the Google Reader logo, indicating that now that they’ve finally rolled out search and made sure that it’s stable, Google’s ready to move Reader out of beta, and has done so. Truly amazing given that GMail still claims to be in beta… come on, Google, that ship sailed long ago.
Google Reader itself, though, is a great example of how flexible app development in Web 2.0 is. I first tested the Google Reader waters long ago when it was still in its infancy. I didn’t like it one bit, but by the time I came back to it this February or so, it was a completely changed product, which has become indispensible to my daily routine. Welcome to agile development.