Just a few days after its launch, Digg has rolled out its Reader service to iPhone and iPad users, via the new Digg v5.0 app. The new Digg Reader for iOS v5.0 app allows you to pull all Google Reader feeds and integrate them with news from other social feeds.
Digg Reader was launched by the company after Google Reader was shutdown on July 1. A post on the Digg blog stated: “Once you connect your Google Account, you’ll find all of your feeds and folders set up and ready to go,” the blog post notes. “And even if you’re not a Google Reader refugee, come on in! You can build up your list of sources by browsing recommended publishers or searching for feeds via the ‘Add’ button.”
The post also stated that the aim of the Digg Reader was to create a simple, clean and uncluttered reading experience. The company aims to work working intensively in the next few months to add more features and capabilities to the service. According to Digg developers the new Reader comes with some great features like subscribing, sharing and saving articles. Digg 5.0 is available on the Apple iTunes App Store for free.
The new Digg Reader has the following features
1. Allows users to migrate feeds and folders from Google Reader
2. Use keyboard shortcuts, just like in Google Reader: j and k to move between articles, s to save, d to digg, and v to view URL
3. Read using either List or Expanded View
4. Save to Instapaper, Pocket, or Readability
5. Share to Twitter and Facebook
According to the company website, it aims to launch the Digg Reader Android app by the end of July as well, and add options like “View Only Unread” and “Mark As Unread”. The users will also be able to sort through stories based on popularity, your interest as well as by the article length.