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March 24, 2010

Digg adds iPhone app, Android on the way

Posted: 04:12 PM ET

Fresh off an announcment that they'll be revamping their popular news-sharing site, Digg on Wednesday went live with a new iPhone app.

The free app is designed to give users a look at the most popular stories on the Web, as chosen by Digg's millions of monthly users.

It lets users browse lists of recent content, rate stories, search for specific topics and save stories to read later.

The app was available Wednesday afternoon in Apple's European store and was expected any time in the U.S., according to a Digg spokeswoman.

Digg will be releasing a similar app for the  Android platform soon and plans updates to the iPhone version based on user feedback, said the spokeswoman.

At the South by Southwest Interactive festival earlier this month, Digg CEO Jay Adelson announced an invitation-only beta of a new version of the site which creators say will be faster, more personalized and allow anyone, not just Digg users, to suggest stories to the site.

Founded in 2004, Digg and similar sites like Reddit [which already has an iPhone app] and Mixx have taken a hit as more people use sites like Facebook and Twitter to share links. But Adelson said Digg still has about 40 million monthly users.

What do you think? Is Digg an app worth picking up?

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Chase   March 24th, 2010 5:12 pm ET

Digg is one of my favorite sites on the web. I am still waiting for the app to show up in the app store, but it's an awesome site. Gotta Digg!

Dahby   March 24th, 2010 5:19 pm ET

Will this app please hurry and show up in the app store? I can't wait to use it.

Jeff Patterson   March 27th, 2010 7:54 pm ET

Kind of glad Digg is taking a hit, I wrote a few articles in the past and submitted to Digg legitimately, and was banned, supposedly for spam but they could not give me a reason, Just blocked my ISP's address so ?i am glad there are more apps for facebook and twitter at least they can tell who is legit and who is not.


Weekly Link Post 138 « Rhonda Tipton’s WebLog   March 28th, 2010 8:09 pm ET

[...] Digg adds iPhone app, Android on the way – Nice app! [...]

Carrie Blohm   April 9th, 2010 1:42 pm ET

Digg is a huge time saver to keep a pulse on your social platforms. It lets me use multiple laptops with one login for all my sites. Word will be out on the android platform due to the awesome way widgets work for android already. I'll give it a try when it comes out.

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