Black Pixel said a little about what’s happening with NetNewsWire. The good news: they’re developing new Mac and iOS versions. The bad news:
As far as sync is concerned, we knew we would likely need an alternative to Google Reader as early as last year. At the time, the option that seemed to make the most sense was to embrace iCloud and Core Data as the new sync solution of choice. We spent a considerable amount of time on this effort, but iCloud and Core Data syncing had issues that we simply could not resolve.
Ugh. As Steve Streza said on Twitter, if they can’t get it to work—a team of incredibly talented people—who can?
I really hope Apple’s working to fix iCloud’s issues. It needs to work, both for developers and for Apple.